This tool will help you to browse careers that suit your personality type, based on the 16-type model created by Isabel Briggs Myers, as well as your Holland code. If you don't know your personality type or Holland Codes, you can take a personality test and/or career quiz to figure it out!
You can click on some of the table headers (for example, Average Earnings) to sort your results by that value.
|Title||Holland Code||Summary||Median Pay|
|Power Plant Operator||Building, Organizing||
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers control the systems that generate and distribute electric power.
|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 department in which they work, such as admissions, student affairs, or the registrar’s office.
|Postal Service Worker||Building, Organizing||
Postal service workers sell postal products and collect, sort, and deliver mail.
|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.
|Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher||Building, Persuading, Organizing||
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, also called public safety telecommunicators, answer emergency and nonemergency calls.
|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.
|Podiatrist||Building, Thinking, Helping||
Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. They diagnose illnesses, treat injuries, and perform surgery involving the lower extremities.
|Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter||Building, Thinking, Organizing||
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install and repair piping fixtures and systems.
|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. Some physicists design and perform experiments with sophisticated equipment such as particle accelerators, electron microscopes, and lasers.
|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 often 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.
There are two types of physicians, with similar degrees: M.D. (Medical Doctor) and D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). Both use the same methods of treatment, including drugs and surgery, but D.O.s place additional emphasis on the body's musculoskeletal system, preventive medicine, and holistic (whole-person) patient care. D.O.s are most likely to be primary care physicians, although they can be found in all specialties.
|Physician Assistant||Building, Thinking, Helping||
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. They examine, diagnose, and treat patients.
|Physical Therapist Assistant||Building, Thinking, Helping||
Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses to regain movement and manage pain.
Physical therapist assistants are involved in the direct care of patients.
Physical therapist aides often have tasks that are indirectly related to patient care, such as cleaning and setting up the treatment area, moving patients, and doing clerical duties.
|Physical Therapist||Building, Thinking, Helping||
Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve movement and manage pain. They are often an important part of preventive care, rehabilitation, and treatment for patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.
|Phlebotomist||Building, Thinking, Organizing||
Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some of them explain their work to patients and provide assistance if patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn.
|Pharmacy Technician or Aide||Building, Organizing||
Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals. They mainly work in retail pharmacies and hospitals.
|Pharmacist||Thinking, Helping, Organizing||
Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles.
|Petroleum Engineer||Building, Thinking, Organizing||
Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the Earth’s surface. Petroleum engineers also find new ways to extract oil and gas from older wells.
|Pest Control Worker||Building, Organizing||
Pest control workers remove unwanted pests, such as roaches, rats, ants, bedbugs, mosquitoes, ticks, and termites that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
|Personal Financial Advisor||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||
Personal financial advisors provide advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes, and retirement to help individuals manage their finances.