CareerScope: Built on a History of Vocational Research

Since 1963, Vocational Research Institute has been developing solutions that enhance career and educational planning, improve employability, and result in better opportunities and more positive outcomes for individuals.

Our Team
Jamie McIntrye
Amanda Steinberg
Cal Schaerer
Senior Consultant and Past President
Deborah Corsey
Administrative Assistant
Krista Biesecker
Director of Marketing & Communications
CareerScope Counselor
Kristen McGarr
Fractional Sales Officer
Mary Beth Smith
Senior Account Executive
Jordan Pingho
Account Executive
Craig Wilkinson
Account Executive
Ariana Ramirez
Sales Administrative Assistant
Joy MacMillan
Product Manager
Joy MacMillan
Product Manager

Today: An Updated CareerScope

2023: CareerScope is updated with a new interface, a modernized interest inventory, updated scoring, improved report formats, current and emerging job titles, and reenvisioned management software & dashboard...resulting in a better experience for our users and their clients.

2000s: CareerScope Online

2009: CareerScope Online, the web-based version of the CareerScope assessment, was introduced. CareerScope Online has become the assessment of choice for both national and international users, and is the most widely used interest and aptitude assessment in the country.

1990s: CareerScope

1996: CareerScope was developed as a self-administered software version of the APTICOM interest inventory and aptitude battery. We continue to enhance this product based on best practices and user needs. CareerScope’s recommendations have helped millions establish education and work goals, and select the most appropriate education and training programs.

1980s: APTICOM and Vocational Research Interest Inventory

1982: As the need for more efficient methods emerged, we developed APTICOM, a self-timing and self-scoring computerized interest and aptitude assessment system for low-level readers and individuals with negative test-taking experiences. A Spanish version was introduced in 1991.

1985: The Vocational Research Interest Inventory was introduced. This paper and pencil vocational interest inventory was available in both English (VRII) and Spanish (IIIV).

1960s and 1970s: Development of Work Samples

Throughout our history we have worked closely with the U.S. Department of Labor to develop numerous vocational training products.

In the 1960’s, the JEVS Work Sample System was designed, developed, standardized, and distributed to the marketplace.

1977: Our partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor also led to the development and standardization of the Vocational Information and Evaluation Work Samples (VIEWS), the first work sample assessment system specifically designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

1979: VITAS (The Vocational Interest Temperament and Aptitude System) was introduced as a streamlined version of our JEVS Work Sample System.