This is a tool to help you search for careers that fit your career type, based on the RIASEC model created by Dr. John Holland. If you don't know your career type, take the career quiz to figure it out!
You can use this tool to find careers that match your top interest areas, while filtering out careers in areas that you have little or no interest in.
You can click on any of the table headers (for example, Average Earnings) to sort your results by that value.
|Physician Assistant||Building, Thinking, Helping||
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the supervision of a physician.
|Physician or Surgeon||Thinking||
Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses and address health maintenance. 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 work in all specialties.
|Physicist or Astronomer||Building, Thinking||
Physicists and astronomers study the interactions of matter and energy. 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.
|Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter||Building, Thinking, Organizing||
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install and repair piping fixtures and systems.
|Podiatrist||Building, Thinking, Helping||
Podiatrists diagnose illnesses, treat injuries, and perform surgery for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems.
|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 crimes.
|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.
|Postal Service Worker||Building, Organizing||
Postal service workers sell postal products and collect, sort, and deliver mail.
|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.
|Postsecondary Teachers||Thinking, Helping||
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a variety of academic subjects beyond the high school level. They may also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.
|Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers||Building, Organizing||
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers control the systems that generate and distribute electric power.
|Preschool or Childcare Center Director||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||
Preschool and childcare center directors supervise and lead staffs, design program plans, oversee daily activities, and prepare budgets. They are responsible for all aspects of their center’s program, which may include before- and after-school care.
|Preschool Teacher||Creating, Helping||
Preschool teachers educate and care for children younger than age 5 who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach language, motor, and social skills to young children.
|Private Detective or Investigator||Persuading, Organizing||
Private detectives and investigators search for information about legal, financial, and personal matters. They offer many services, such as verifying people’s backgrounds and statements, finding missing persons, and investigating computer crimes.
|Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists assist in rehabilitating law offenders in custody or on probation or parole.
|Producer or Director||Creating, Persuading||
Producers and directors make business and creative decisions about, film, television, stage, and other productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain, inform, or instruct an audience.
|Property Appraisers and Assessors||Building, Persuading, Organizing||
Property appraisers and assessors provide a value estimate on real estate and tangible personal and business property.
|Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager||Persuading, Organizing||
Property, real estate, and community association managers oversee many aspects of residential, commercial, or industrial properties. They ensure that the property is well maintained, has a nice appearance, operates smoothly, and preserves its resale value.
|Psychiatric Technician or Aide||Building, Helping, Organizing||
Psychiatric technicians and aides care for people who have mental illness and developmental disabilities. Technicians typically provide therapeutic care and monitor their patients’ conditions. Aides help patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe and clean environment.
|Psychologist||Thinking, Creating, Helping||
Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and to their environments. They use their findings to help improve processes and behaviors.