Should I Become A Journalist (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac


Journalists

Journalists are responsible for gathering and disseminating information. They may investigate a current topic or news story, gather the facts, and compile their information into a written news article.

Salary: $45000
Salary Rank: C
Education: Bachelor's degree
Suitable Personality: The Artist

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius


Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Do you feel comfortable with the idea of pitching stories to editors?
Are you interested in gathering information from a variety of sources?
Do you want to write and revise original stories?
Do you have the integrity needed to honestly report on current topics?
Do you have the curiosity required to fully investigate stories?
Are you an outgoing individual that can get people to talk about sensitive topics?
Are you interested in a career that may require you to travel?
Do you have the English and writing skills needed to write captivating stories?

Your Results

Done?

Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.


Suitable Personality Type

The Artist

Journalists require integrity as they need to report on important topics without embellishing the facts or adding personal biases to their reporting. Journalists also tend to be naturally curious due to the need to investigate stories and verify the credibility of sources.

Journalists are often outgoing individuals with strong communication skills as many stories require them to interview subjects or witnesses. Your communication skills may help you obtain information from individuals who are reluctant to share their stories.

Take this quiz to see if being a Journalist is the right career for you.


Pros and Cons

Pros

You get paid to write original content

One of the main benefits of working as a Journalist is the ability to get paid for writing, which should be something that you love to do.

You may get to see your name printed in publications

Seeing your name printed next to your story in a newspaper or magazine is often an exciting experience. You may also develop a following on social media.

You get to meet and interview a diverse range of people

Journalists often get to interview and interact with people from all walks of life, making this career interesting and full of learning opportunities.

You may get to preferential treatment at certain events

The press often gets front-row seats to public events. As a Journalist, you gain access to events that may be closed to the public or restricted to members of certain associations.

Cons

You may need to work long hours

Journalists often have deadlines for their stories. If you are not yet finished with your story, you may need to work long hours to complete it before the deadline.

Working as a Journalist can be stressful

Journalists experience a variety of stressful situations in their careers, from hostility based on the stories they cover to tight deadlines and demanding editors.


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