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This is a tool to help you search for careers that fit your career type, based on the RIASEC model created by Dr. John Holland. If you don't know your career type, you can take the Holland Code Career Test to figure it out!

You can use this tool to find careers that match your top interest areas, while filtering out careers in areas that you have little or no interest in.

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Title Holland Code Summary
Physician Assistant Building, Thinking, Helping

Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on a team under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. They are formally educated to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment.

Physician or Surgeon Thinking

Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.

Physicist or Astronomer Building, Thinking

Physicists and astronomers study the ways in which various forms of matter and energy interact. Theoretical physicists and astronomers may study the nature of time or the origin of the universe. Physicists and astronomers in applied fields may develop new military technologies or new sources of energy, or monitor space debris that could endanger satellites.

Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter Building, Thinking, Organizing

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases to and in businesses, homes, and factories.

Podiatrist Building, Thinking, Helping

Podiatrists provide medical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. They diagnose illnesses, treat injuries, and perform surgery involving the lower extremities.

Police Officer or Detective Building, Organizing

Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, who are sometimes called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes.

Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Building, Persuading, Organizing

Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, also called 9-1-1 operators or public safety telecommunicators, answer emergency and nonemergency calls.

Political Scientist Thinking, Creating, Helping

Political scientists study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. They research political ideas and analyze governments, policies, political trends, and related issues.

Postal Service Worker Building, Organizing

Postal Service workers sell postal products and collect, sort, and deliver mail.

Postsecondary Education Administrator Helping, Persuading

Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and faculty research at colleges and universities. Their job duties vary depending on the area of the college they manage, such as admissions, student life, or the office of the registrar.

Power Plant Operator Building, Organizing

Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers control the systems that generate and distribute electric power.

Preschool or Childcare Center Director Helping, Persuading, Organizing

Preschool and childcare center directors direct and lead staffs, oversee daily activities, and prepare plans and budgets. They are responsible for all aspects of their center’s program.

Preschool Teacher Creating, Helping

Preschool teachers educate and care for children, usually ages 3 to 5, who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach reading, writing, science, and other subjects in a way that young children can understand.

Private Detective or Investigator Persuading, Organizing

Private detectives and investigators find facts and analyze information about legal, financial, and personal matters.

Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist Helping, Persuading, Organizing

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work with and monitor offenders to prevent them from committing new crimes.

Producer or Director Creating, Persuading

Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

Professor or College Instructor Thinking, Helping

Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager Persuading, Organizing

Property, real estate, and community association managers take care of the many aspects of residential, commercial, or industrial properties. They make sure the property looks nice, operates smoothly, and preserves its resale value.

Psychiatric Technician or Aide Building, Helping, Organizing

Psychiatric technicians and aides care for people who have mental illness and developmental disabilities. Technicians typically provide therapeutic care. Aides help patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe, clean environment.

Psychologist Thinking, Creating, Helping

Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments.