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Realistic

Are you:

  • practical
  • athletic
  • straightforward/frank
  • mechanically inclined
  • a nature lover
  • thrifty
  • curious about the physical world
  • stable
  • concrete
  • reserved
  • self-controlled
  • independent
  • ambitious
  • systematic
  • persistent

Can You:

  • fix electrical things
  • solve electrical problems
  • pitch a tent
  • play a sport
  • read a blueprint
  • plant a garden
  • operate tools and machinery 

Like to

  • tinker with machines/vehicles
  • work outdoors
  • use your hands
  • be physically active
  • build things
  • tend/train animals
  • work on electronic equipment 

Hobbies

  • Refinishing furniture
  • Growing plants/flowers
  • Playing sports
  • Hunting/fishing
  • Woodworking
  • Coaching team sports
  • Building models
  • Repairing cars, equipment
  • Target shooting
  • Landscaping
  • Taking exercise classes 
 

Career Possibilities

  • Air-Conditioning Mechanics
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Appliance Mechanics
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Automobile Mechanic
  • Baker/Chef
  • Bookbinder
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Cement Worker and Terrazzo Worker
  • Compositor
  • Construction Worker
  • Corrections Officer
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Technician
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Electroplater
  • Exercise Careers
  • Farm Equipment Manager
  • Farmer Farm Manager
  • Firefighter
  • Fish Hatchery Manager
  • Floral Designer
  • Forester
  • Furnace Installer
  • Geodetic Surveyor
  • Glazier
  • Groundskeeper
  • Industrial Supervisor
  • Jeweler
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Line Installer
  • Logger
  • Machinist
  • Maintenance Repairer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metallurgical Technician
  • Oceanographer
  • Optician
  • Painter
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Plumber
  • Practical Nurse
  • Printing Press Operator
  • Property Manager
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Radio/T.V. Repair
  • Sailor
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Structural Steelworker
  • Tailor
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Truck Driver
  • Upholsterer
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Welder
  • Woodworking

For more information on any of these career options, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.