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Careers by Interest

Birds of a feather flock together or people with similar interest tend to go into similar occupations.

  • Read and decide which of the below career interest groups sounds most like you.
  • Click on the Heading to find out typical characteristics of people in this interest group and see a list of the types of occupations in which they work (this is not a complete list of occupations, but a list to help you begin to explore and brainstorm career options).
  • Click on occupations of interest to get a job descriptions, qualifications, education needed, etc...

Realistic

People who have athletic or mechanical ability, prefer to work with objects, machines, tools, plants, or animals, or to be outdoors.

Investigative

People who like to observe, learn, investigate, analyze, evaluate or solve problems.

Artistic

People who have artistic, innovating or intuitional abilities and like to work in unstructured situations using their imagination and creativity.

Social

People who like to work with people to enlighten, inform, help, train, or cure them, or are skilled with words.

Enterprising

People who like to work with people, influencing, persuading, performing, leading or managing for organizational goals or economic gain.

Conventional

People who like to work with data, have clerical or numerical ability, carry out tasks in detail or follow through on others' instruction.

Reproduced by special permission of the Publisher, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc., 16204 North Florida Avenue, Lutz, Florida 33549, from Making Vocational Choices, Third Edition, copyright 1973, 1985, 1992, 1997 by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. All rights reserved."