Jackson Vocational Interest Survey




45 minutes

Test User Qualifications:
Hand Scoring
Sample Report:
Sample Report

What is the JVIS?

The Jackson Vocational Interest Survey (JVIS) is career interest assessment appropriate for use with high school, college and university students, and career planning with adults, including career changers. It consists of 289 pairs of statements describing job-related activities. Scoring yields a gender-fair profile of the 34 basic interest scales. These scales encompass work roles relevant to a variety of occupations and work styles indicative of culture or environment preferences.

Who Should Use the JVIS?

  • Career seekers interested in pursuing a university education and/or university graduates
  • Individuals looking for a comprehensive report and extensive interpretative resources
  • Career and guidance counselors who prefer to handle interpretation for their clients or students
  • Counselors looking for a variety of scoring options

Why Should I Use the JVIS?

FORCED-CHOICE FORMAT. The JVIS employs a forced-choice format asking respondents to indicate a preference between two options. This format offers an improvement over Likert rating scales as it minimizes susceptibility to response bias and helps the test taker discriminate between career interests. Using a forced-choice format eliminates this source of response bias.

CONVENIENT. This vocational interest test can be administered in 45 minutes. Reports are generated immediately. Results are presented using graphs, numbers, scale descriptions, and job information that is insightful and easy to understand.

GENDER-FAIR. The JVIS places equal emphasis upon the measurement of interests of women and men. The survey was standardized in such a way that an equal number of males and females contributed to the selection of activities and scales, and activities were required to show discrimination of each sex separately. The format of this vocational interest assessment allows males and females to be measured in terms of a common set of interest dimensions which do not make discriminations on the basis of traditional “male” and “female” occupations.


An overview of startup costs for each administration method for this vocational interest questionnaire is provided below.

JVIS Startup Costs
US PricingCanadian Pricing
Online Scoring
Includes: Technical Manual, 4 JVIS test administrations, SigmaTesting.com account set up, and technical support
$ 56$ 64
Software Scoring
Includes: SigmaSoft Software, 10 coupons, Technical Manual, and Software Manual
$ 233$ 262
Mail-in Scoring
Includes: Technical Manual, 25 JVIS Reusable Test Booklets, and 10 JVIS Extended Reports
$ 245$ 286
Hand Scoring
Includes: Technical Manual, JVIS Applications Handbook, JVIS Occupations Guide, JVIS Reusable Test Booklet, JVIS Answer Sheet, JVIS Profile Sheet
$ 56$ 68

JVIS Per Test Cost

US PricingCanadian Pricing
Online Scoring$ 14$ 16

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Ready to Administer the JVIS?

Purchasing the JVIS is quick and easy. The first step is to complete an application form to gain approval for an online account. Once approved, you will receive an email with your login information. At that point, you can log in, purchase tests, and begin testing.

Need more information? Contact us today and our customer service team will contact you within 1 to 2 business days with a response. You can also call us at our toll-free line at 1-800-401-4480 (in Canada) or 1-800-265-1285 (in the US).

JVIS Resources

JVIS Occupations Guide

The JVIS report gives extensive detail about an individual’s top 3 job groups. The JVIS Occupations Guide contains the information on all 32 job groups in the JVIS. This resource can be helpful to counselors or individuals looking for information on an individual’s interests that did not show up in their top 3. A Canadian version is also available for download.

Further Learning