Explore your career options

About the World-of-Work Map

Explore ACT's interactive World-of-Work Map.

The World-of-Work Map graphically shows how occupations relate to each other based on work tasks.

When you receive scores from one of ACT's assessments, you receive a personalized report. This report suggests map regions and career areas on the World-of-Work Map for you to explore.

The World-of-Work Map covers all U.S. jobs. A career area's location is based on its primary work tasks—working with:

  • Data: Facts, numbers, files, and business procedures
  • Ideas: Knowledge, insights, theories, and new ways of saying or doing something
  • People: Care, services, leadership, and sales
  • Things: Machines, tools, living things, and materials such as food, wood, or metal