A New Tool for Career Counselors

Majors Occupational Environment Measure helps individuals maximize their occupational satisfaction through the lens of occupational activities and global interest areas.

Majors Occupational Environment Measure (OEM)

The Majors OEM™ consists of 93 statements where users are able to rank their preference or avoidance of the item on a 5-point scale. The Majors OEM™ provides you with a complete set of results (avoidance and preference) that are consistently reliable, valid in application and intuitively meaningful for your clients.

Each detailed Majors OEM™ report is personalized to identify the individual’s preferred career paths over 11 different Occupational Activity Groupings. It also identifies those areas they would like to avoid and provides information on how their responses in each of the 6 Global Interest Areas (RIASEC) can connect them to different working environments.

The Majors OEM™ has proven to be very useful in career and vocational counseling for high school, college/university students, and seasoned work force individuals. It has also met great success in career planning for adults in  mid-life career changes, corporate restructuring and retirement/leisure activities.

Through the administration of the MajorsOEM™, your clients will be provided with:

  • A process of examining their own work personality to learn why they are the way they are
  • Information regarding their responses to life experiences involving work, leisure, and relationships.
  • A general structure to help them understand how some of their learned experiences and individual differences can shape good career decisions for future satisfaction
Majors Occupational Environment Measure
Majors OEM

Choosing a career is one of the most important, and difficult, decisions a person can make.

The Majors Occupational Environment Measure™ (MajorsOEM™) is designed to help individuals make this challenging decision. All jobs include a collection of differing tasks and activities that are commonly performed in one or more environmental settings. None of us will find the “perfect” job, free from all the things we dislike and seldom do we find ourselves in the “perfect” environmental setting.

True satisfaction with career choice comes when we can structure and balance the tasks and activities that are part of our daily work experience based upon our personalities and preferences. Some activities and the environmental settings in which they occur will be attractive to and preferred by some individuals. Other individuals may dislike and tend to avoid those same situations. This does not indicate that any activity in its environment is good or bad, nor does it imply that one group of individuals is right and the other wrong. It merely points to the interaction of human activities and individual differences. The MajorsOEM provides an opportunity for individuals to explore areas of preference and avoidance according to their work interests, tasks/activities, and environmental settings.

Developed by Mark Majors, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark S. Majors is a counseling psychologist with extensive psychometric experience that includes data analysis on the 1994 Strong Interest Inventory and the MBTI® Form M, as well as the development of the IRT scoring. He was coauthor for the MBTI® Form Q Manual. Mark is also the developer of the Majors Personality Type Inventory and the Majors Elements of Personality Type (Majors Elements).

Written by Mark Majors, PhD, developer of the Majors Assessments

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