Creators are one of six career types in the system developed by psychologist Dr. John Holland. Holland's theory of occupational choice uses your interests to classify you as one of six types. Each type has their own values, motivations, and preferred career fields.
A person is classified as a Creator when he or she is mostly interested in jobs that involve creativity, originality, and artistic expression (what Holland called the Artistic interest). Creators are typically imaginative, intuitive people who like to create something innovative and unique.
Creators may choose careers in the arts, design, performance, music, writing, and language.
Top Job Tasks
- Creating Art
- Expressing Ideas
How Do I Know if I'm a Creator?
If you are a Creator, you will probably like working in an unstructured environment where you can create something original and unique to you. You may enjoy activities like painting, drawing, creative writing, or playing an instrument. Even if you do not consider yourself an artist, you will likely enjoy experiencing art, music, and drama.
Most Creators do not enjoy repetitive or routine work. They like an environment with a good deal of freedom and flexibility to express themselves.
If you are not sure if you are a Creator, you can take a career test to measure your interests. The Career Personality Profiler will test your interest level in all six of the Holland Code career areas and match you with appropriate careers for your personality profile.
Sample Careers for Creators
- Art Director
- Technical Writer
- Multimedia Artist or Animator
- Fashion Designer
- Industrial Designer
- Landscape Architect
- Writer or Author
How Do I Find the Right Artistic Career?
The most popular careers have been classified according to their interest area, so once you know you're a Creator, you can match yourself with Creating careers.
If you take a good quality career interests inventory, then careers will be suggested to you based on your personal interest profile. Or, you can do a search for careers that match the Creating interest area.
Remember that not all Creating careers will be right for you. Most careers combine one, two, or even three interest areas, so it is important that your interests match all aspects of a job. You will need to have an idea of your interest level in all 6 interest areas to make the best choice.
More Interest Areas to Explore
There are 6 total interest areas, some of which will appeal to you, and some of which will not. If you haven't yet read about the other five interest areas, you'll want to do so now to get a complete picture of your interest profile. Or, you can take the Career Personality Profiler test to measure your interests in all 6 areas.