Organizers 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 Organizer when he or she is mostly interested in jobs that involve working with data, information, or files (what Holland called the Conventional interest). Organizers are typically orderly, methodical people who like to follow procedures and complete tasks with accuracy and precision.
Organizers often choose careers in business, administration, accounting, information technology, and office management.
Top Job Tasks
- Following Procedures
- Attention to Detail
How Do I Know if I'm an Organizer?
If you are a Organizer, you will probably like completing orderly, well-defined tasks in a structured environment. You may enjoy working with numbers, data, and files. You probably value accuracy and precision, and like to follow the rules.
Most Organizers dislike unstructured work environments that lack clear expectations and procedures. They like to work through tasks in a methodical, systematized manner and do not want to have to make things up as they go.
If you are not sure if you are a Organizer, 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 Organizers
- Accountant or Auditor
- Web Developer
- Occupational Health and Safety Technician
- Claims Adjuster or Investigator
- Loan Officer
- Cost Estimator
- Compensation or Benefits Specialist
How Do I Find the Right Conventional Career?
The most popular careers have been classified according to their interest area, so once you know you're a Organizer, you can match yourself with Organizing 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 Organizing interest area.
Remember that not all Organizing 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.