The CliftonStrengths assessment was designed for use in a purely developmental context. It is not designed to direct you into specific professions. Although certain themes do appear to be quite consistently dominant within certain professions, it would be wrong to say that a given profession requires dominant talents in certain themes. During our research, we discovered many individuals who were excelling in the same profession but who had very different top five themes.

The best way to use the CliftonStrengths assessment to guide your career is to determine ways to apply the talents in your top five themes to whatever role or profession you choose. For more information on how the CliftonStrengths assessment may help you guide your career, see Chapter 10 of the online StrengthsQuest book.