Conventional (Organizer) Careers

Conventional types, or otherwise known as “The Organizer” like structure, rules and regulations and they tend to work best with data. In this article, we will explore the Conventional type in more detail. We will look at their strengths in the workplace. We will also look at which careers, based on these strengths, artistic personalities are likely to thrive in.

Overview of the Conventional Type

The Conventional personality type, or “The Organizer”, is one of the six personality types included in the Holland Code model of personality. Typically, Organizers tend to like structure, rules and order. They are normally incredibly detail-oriented and have high standards, placing great value on reputation, power or status.

They are referred to as ‘Organizers” because of their love for structure and predictability. They have high-levels of self-control and will work in an organized and methodical manner to complete things on time.

Career Considerations

Someone who is Conventional has many strengths, such as their organizational and time-management skills. At work, they truly stand out because they have skills such as:

  • Task-oriented. The Conventional type thrives on setting plans and tasks and working efficiently towards these.
  • Attention to Detail. Conventional types have high-standards and notice the small things.
  • Organized. Conventional types like order and structure and will therefore work in an organized and methodical manner.
  • Time Management. The Conventional type is excellent at finishing assignments and projects in advance.

Best Careers for Conventional Types

In general, Conventional Types, or “Organizers”, tend to thrive in environments that are structured, stable and predictable. To feel truly fulfilled, Conventional types must be allowed to be organized, methodical and focus on the detail. As a result, conventional types are often found working as accountants, actuaries or financial analysts.

It is important to note that although you may relate most to the Conventional personality type, your ‘ideal’ career may be influenced by your secondary (and then tertiary) type.

  • Conventional types with a secondary type of ‘Social’ will be found in stable and detail-oriented careers in more social environments. Such careers include as administrators, nursing assistants or financial advisors.
  • Conventional types with a secondary type of ‘Artistic’ are likely to be found in more creative careers, that still have a focus on goal orientation and structure. Such careers include as a web developer, editor or event planner.
  • Conventional types with a secondary type of’Enterprising’ are influential. As a result, they are found in management positions, such as marketing, human resources or logistics, where they can influence others to work in an orderly manner towards goals.
  • Conventional types with a secondary type of ‘Investigative’ like to research and solve problems. These types are likely to like careers such as web developers, legal secretaries or medical technicians. 
  • Conventional types with a secondary type of ‘Realistic’ types like to work in practical and organized environments where they can work with their hands. They are likely to enjoy working as an air traffic controller, systems analyst or plumber

Worst Careers for Conventional Types

Those who are Conventional may struggle in any career that is erratic, too relaxed and/or requires spontaneity. A career as an artist, dancer, sales representative or media producer, for example, are likely to stress the Organizer. Similarly, the unpredictable situations that a  firefighter or paramedic encounters may overwhelm the Conventional Type.

Best Conventional Career Matches:

Career Guide Category
Accountant Finance
Actuary Finance
Administrative Support Business
Air Traffic Controller Transportation & Logistics
App Developer Computers & IT
Audio Technician Media & Film
Bank Teller Finance
Bookkeeper Finance
Brickmason Vocational (Trades)
Carpenter Construction
Chemist Science & Tech
Civil Engineer Engineering
Claims Adjuster Finance
Computer Networking Computers & IT
Computer Programmer Computers & IT
Construction Manager Construction
Construction Worker Construction
Controller Finance
Correctional Officer Public Services
Court Reporter Legal
Curator Arts & Humanities
Customer Service Business
Dental Assistant Healthcare
Dental Hygienist Healthcare
Economist Finance
Editor Media & Film
Electrician Vocational (Trades)
Elementary School Teacher Education
Environmental Engineer Engineering
Event Planner Marketing & Sales
Executive Business
Express Delivery Driver Transportation & Logistics
Financial Advisor Finance
Financial Analyst Finance
Flight Attendant Transportation & Logistics
Flooring Installer Vocational (Trades)
Food Technician Science & Tech
Forensic Accountant Finance
Fundraiser Marketing & Sales
General Contractor Construction
Human Resources Business
HVACR Technician Vocational (Trades)
Industrial – Organizational Psychologist Business
Industrial Engineer Engineering
Insurance Agent Finance
Insurance Underwriter Finance
Investment Banker Finance
IT Project Manager Computers & IT
IT Support Computers & IT
Law Clerk Legal
Legal Secretary Legal
Librarian Education
Loan Officer Finance
Logistics Manager Transportation & Logistics
Machinist Vocational (Trades)
Mail Carrier Transportation & Logistics
Management Consultant Business
Marketing Manager Marketing & Sales
Mechanical Engineer Engineering
Medical Assistant Healthcare
Medical Billing & Coding Healthcare
Medical Secretary Healthcare
Medical Technician Healthcare
Medical Transcriptionist Healthcare
Mortgage Loan Officer Finance
Nanny Human Services
Nuclear Engineer Engineering
Nursing Assistant (CNA) Healthcare
Operations Manager Business
Ophthalmic Technician Healthcare
Optician Healthcare
Paralegal Legal
Petroleum Engineer Engineering
Pharmacist Healthcare
Pharmacy Technician Healthcare
Pilot Transportation & Logistics
Pipefitter Vocational (Trades)
Plumber Vocational (Trades)
Police Officer Public Services
Private Investigator Public Services
Probation Officer Public Services
Purchasing Manager Business
Real Estate Agent (Realtor) Marketing & Sales
Registered Nurse (RN) Healthcare
Roofer Vocational (Trades)
Sales Manager Marketing & Sales
Sales Representative Marketing & Sales
School Administration Education
School Nurse Healthcare
Security Guard Public Services
Server (Waiter/Waitress) Hospitality & Tourism
Software Developer Computers & IT
Software QA Computers & IT
Statistician Science & Tech
Steamfitter Vocational (Trades)
Stockbroker Finance
Surveyor Construction
Systems Analyst Computers & IT
Teacher Assistant Education
Teacher’s Aide Education
Travel Agent Hospitality & Tourism
Truck Driver (CDL) Transportation & Logistics
Warehouse Manager Transportation & Logistics
Web Developer Computers & IT
Welder Vocational (Trades)