Realistic (Doers)

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

Realistic types tend to be practical and independent in nature. They tend to adopt a concrete approach to problem solving and can often appear assertive and competitive. Overall, realistic types tend to be interested in activities that require motor coordination, skill and strength.

Due to this, realistic types are likely to be satisfied in careers such as architecture, athletics, carpentry or dentistry due to the practical skills and problem solving required.

It is important to note, that although you may share the most preferences with the realistic 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.

Realistic Careers

As realistic personalities are practical and natural problem solvers, they are likely to progress in professions that use tools, machines or mechanical equipment.  Such careers include carpentry, a surgeon or a dentists. They may also progress in careers such as athletics due to their competitive nature.

Realistic personality types may struggle in less practical and hands on careers, such as in counselling or teaching.

Career matches for Realistic's:

Career Guide Category
Acupuncturist Healthcare
Anesthesiologist Healthcare
App Developer Computers & IT
Architect Construction
Athletic Trainer Healthcare
Audio Technician Media & Film
Auto Body Technician Vocational (Trades)
Brickmason Vocational (Trades)
Bus Driver Transportation & Logistics
Carpenter Construction
Chef Hospitality & Tourism
Chemical Engineer Engineering
Chemist Science & Tech
Chiropractor Healthcare
Civil Engineer Engineering
Computer Networking Computers & IT
Construction Manager Construction
Construction Worker Construction
Correctional Officer Public Services
Dental Assistant Healthcare
Dental Hygienist Healthcare
Dentist Healthcare
Dietetic Technician Healthcare
Electrical Engineer Engineering
Electrician Vocational (Trades)
Environmental Engineer Engineering
Exercise Physiologist Healthcare
Express Delivery Driver Transportation & Logistics
Fashion Designer Arts & Humanities
Flooring Installer Vocational (Trades)
Food Technician Science & Tech
General Contractor Construction
Geologist Science & Tech
Graphic Designer Marketing & Sales
Hairdresser Human Services
Home Healthcare Aide Healthcare
HVACR Technician Vocational (Trades)
Industrial Engineer Engineering
Internist Healthcare
IT Support Computers & IT
Landscape Architect Construction
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Healthcare
Machinist Vocational (Trades)
Mail Carrier Transportation & Logistics
Massage Therapist Healthcare
Mechanical Engineer Engineering
Medical Assistant Healthcare
Medical Technician Healthcare
Medical Transcriptionist Healthcare
Microbiologist Science & Tech
Model Media & Film
Nuclear Engineer Engineering
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare
Nursing Assistant (CNA) Healthcare
Ophthalmic Technician Healthcare
Ophthalmologist Healthcare
Optician Healthcare
Optometrist Healthcare
Orthodontist Healthcare
Paramedic (EMT) Public Services
Pastry Chef (baker) Hospitality & Tourism
Pathologist Science & Tech
Personal Driver (Uber, Lyft) Transportation & Logistics
Personal Trainer Healthcare
Petroleum Engineer Engineering
Pharmacy Technician Healthcare
Photographer Arts & Humanities
Physical Therapist Healthcare
Physical Therapist Assistant Healthcare
Physician (General) Healthcare
Physician Assistant Healthcare
Pilot Transportation & Logistics
Pipefitter Vocational (Trades)
Plumber Vocational (Trades)
Podiatrist Healthcare
Police Officer Public Services
Respiratory Therapist Healthcare
Roofer Vocational (Trades)
Security Guard Public Services
Server (Waiter/Waitress) Hospitality & Tourism
Software Developer Computers & IT
Software QA Computers & IT
Steamfitter Vocational (Trades)
Surveyor Construction
Systems Analyst Computers & IT
Truck Driver (CDL) Transportation & Logistics
Ultrasound Technician Healthcare
Veterinarian Science & Tech
Veterinary Technician Science & Tech
Web Developer Computers & IT
Welder Vocational (Trades)