Investigative (Thinkers)

The investigative type is one of the six personality types included in the Holland Code model of personality.

Investigative types tend to be analytical, logical and data-driven. Investigative types tend to enjoy solving complexed problems using mathematics and science.

Due to this, investigative types are likely to be satisfied in careers as an actuary, engineer or as a professor, as these careers are data-driven and involve complexed problem solving.

It is important to note, that although you may share the most preferences with the investigative type, you are very likely to share interests with the other personality types. The Holland Code ranks how you relate to each personality type to give you one of 720 unique personality types.

Investigative careers

Investigative types are best suited to careers that allow them to problem solve, be analytical and focus on data. This is most likely to be a career in science or mathematics, such as an actuary,  engineer, professor, computer programmer or biologist.

Investigative personality types are more likely to struggle in careers that are not data-driven or complexed. This may include careers such as a sales person, real estate agent or travel agent.

Career matches for Investigative's:

Career GuideCategory
ActuaryFinance
AcupuncturistHealthcare
AnesthesiologistHealthcare
App DeveloperComputers & IT
ArchitectConstruction
Athletic TrainerHealthcare
Audio TechnicianMedia & Film
AudiologistHealthcare
BrickmasonVocational (Trades)
CarpenterConstruction
Chemical EngineerEngineering
ChemistScience & Tech
Child PsychologistHealthcare
ChiropractorHealthcare
Civil EngineerEngineering
Clinical PsychologistHealthcare
Computer NetworkingComputers & IT
Computer ProgrammerComputers & IT
CounselorHealthcare
CuratorArts & Humanities
DentistHealthcare
DetectivePublic Services
Dietetic TechnicianHealthcare
DietitianHealthcare
EconomistFinance
Electrical EngineerEngineering
ElectricianVocational (Trades)
Environmental EngineerEngineering
EpidemiologistScience & Tech
Exercise PhysiologistHealthcare
Financial AnalystFinance
Food TechnicianScience & Tech
Forensic PsychologistHealthcare
GeologistScience & Tech
HistorianArts & Humanities
HVAC TechnicianVocational (Trades)
Industrial EngineerEngineering
Insurance UnderwriterFinance
InternistHealthcare
IT SupportComputers & IT
JournalistMedia & Film
Landscape ArchitectConstruction
Law ClerkLegal
LawyerLegal
MachinistVocational (Trades)
Management ConsultantBusiness
Mechanical EngineerEngineering
Medical TechnicianHealthcare
MicrobiologistScience & Tech
Nuclear EngineerEngineering
Nurse MidwifeHealthcare
Nurse PractitionerHealthcare
NutritionistHealthcare
Occupational TherapistHealthcare
OphthalmologistHealthcare
OptometristHealthcare
OrthodontistHealthcare
ParalegalLegal
PathologistScience & Tech
PediatricianHealthcare
Petroleum EngineerEngineering
PharmacistHealthcare
Physical TherapistHealthcare
Physical Therapist AssistantHealthcare
Physician (General)Healthcare
Physician AssistantHealthcare
PilotTransportation & Logistics
PlumberVocational (Trades)
PodiatristHealthcare
PsychiatristHealthcare
PsychologistHealthcare
Registered Nurse (RN)Healthcare
Respiratory TherapistHealthcare
School NurseHealthcare
School PsychologistHealthcare
Software DeveloperComputers & IT
Software QAComputers & IT
Speech PathologistHealthcare
Speech TherapistHealthcare
StatisticianScience & Tech
SurveyorConstruction
Systems AnalystComputers & IT
TherapistHealthcare
TutorEducation
Ultrasound TechnicianHealthcare
VeterinarianScience & Tech
Veterinary TechnicianScience & Tech
Web DeveloperComputers & IT
WriterArts & Humanities