Investigative

The Thinkers: Analyze information to probe intellectual curiosity

Analyze, observe, learn, evaluate, and solve abstract problems. Curious, independent, innovative. Like science, research, and calculations. I prefer working with ideas using intellect.

Descriptors:

  • Analytical
  • Intellectual
  • Complex
  • Independent
  • Curious
  • Nonconforming
  • Reserved
  • Insightful

Values:

  • Analyzing
  • Inquiring
  • Researching
  • Ideas
  • Originality
  • Intelligence
  • Innovation
  • Independence
  • Problem-solving

Work Activities:

  • Solving abstract problems
  • Researching and analysis
  • Learning facts or principles
  • Collecting or organizing data
  • Teaching and designing
  • Intellectually challenging tasks, theories
  • Working independently
  • Solving math problems and complex calculations
  • Using a microscope
  • Using a computer
  • Interpreting formulas
  • Performing lab experiments

Majors:

These are a small sample of majors for Investigative types.

  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Data Science
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Emergency Health Service
  • Food Science
  • Geology
  • Laboratory Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Sample Careers:

These are a small sample of careers for Investigative types with their full Holland theme code. Click on them to learn more about the career.

ECC Programs for Investigative Careers:

Career Clusters:

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Business, Management, and Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Learn more about each career cluster and individual careers within them.

Might Enjoy Work in:

  • Higher Education
  • Research
  • Engineering or Design
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Computer Industries