Realistic

The Doers: Use hands-on skills to produce tangible results.

Hands-on and practical. Physical or mechanical ability. I prefer working with objects, tools, machines, and animals and producing tangible results.

Occupations involve hands-on work: Physical, practical activity, use of machines, tools, materials, hands, body.

Work Activities:

  • Being physical, moving
  • Building or repairing
  • Computer or electronic assembly
  • Practical, tangible work
  • Providing security
  • Reading a blueprint
  • Solving concrete problems
  • Tending to animals
  • Using my hands
  • Using tools, machines, or equipment
  • Working alone
  • Working outdoors

Descriptors:

  • Athletic
  • Cautious
  • Down-to-Earth
  • Handy
  • Persistent
  • Practical
  • Reliable
  • Self-Reliant

Values:

  • Being outdoors
  • Building
  • Common sense
  • Craftsmanship
  • Making things work
  • Physical
  • Repairing
  • Strength

Sample Careers:

  • Agricultural Tech
  • Airplane Mechanic
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Automobile Mechanic
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Carpenter and Electrician
  • Computer Programmer
  • Drafter
  • Electrician
  • Emergency Medical Tech
  • Engineering Tech
  • Firefighter or Police
  • Forester
  • Horticulturist
  • HVAC installer
  • Laboratory Tech
  • Machinist
  • Military Enlisted
  • Pilot
  • Police Officer
  • Radiologic Tech
  • Sound Engineer
  • Television Technician
  • Truck Driver

Sample Majors:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Automotive
  • Computer Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drafting (CAD)
  • Earth Science
  • Electronics
  • Engineering—Civil, Mechanical, Electrical
  • Facilities Management
  • Fire Science
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Forestry
  • Heating, A or C, Refrigeration
  • Industrial Arts Education
  • Landscape Architect
  • Medical Technology
  • Military Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Plumbing
  • Truck Driving
  • Welding

Might Enjoy Work in:

  • Agriculture or Nature
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining or Energy
  • Protective Services
  • Transportation