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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, my body, or animals and producing tangible results.


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


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

Work Activities

  • Being physical, moving around
  • 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


These are a small sample of majors for Realistic types.

  • 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, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration (HVAC)
  • Industrial Arts Education
  • Landscape Architect
  • Medical Technology
  • Military Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Plumbing
  • Truck Driving
  • Welding


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

ECC Programs for Realistic Careers

You can complete training at ECC for these careers. Click on them to learn more about the career and ECC program.

Career Clusters

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

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

Might Enjoy Work In

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