The wide-ranging interests and abilities of
gifted people often make it difficult for them to make initial
career choices. Some
may be unduly influenced by significant others to choose careers
that later prove unsatisfying, while others may fail to achieve
the levels of education they need to pursue careers they would
find more interesting. Consequently, they may need to make
midlife career changes. Such choices are an important part of
people's identity development and contribute significantly to
their sense of personal fulfillment or lack of it.
Vocational interest testing and career guidance
by Center professionals can help gifted adults and adolescents
make satisfying choices, find meaningful direction and purpose,
set goals and priorities, and focus their interests and efforts
productively through vocational and avocational activities that
enable them to develop and use their extraordinary abilities in
ways they find fulfilling.
further information, call the Center for the Gifted at (215) 849-5077.