Careers for Social Types

Social types, or otherwise known as “The Helpers”, tend to be empathetic and thoughtful. They are drawn to others and seek close relationships with them.

In this article, we will explore the social type in detail. We will look at their strengths in their workplace and what careers they are likely to be best suited to. If you, or someone you know, has tested as a social type then we hope the information below assists you in your career search!

Overview of the Social Type

The Social personality type, or “The Helper”, is one of the six personality types included in the Holland Code model of personality. Typically, social types tend to be friendly, outgoing, generous and empathetic. They value cooperation and cohesion and find great joy in being around others.

Social types get their nickname “The Helper” because they have the desire to connect with other people. They find great joy in helping these people and caring for them.

Career Considerations

Many of a Social personality types strengths are in their caring and friendly nature. At work, they truly stand out because of skills such as:

  • Helping Others. A social type enjoys being around others. They thrive best when they are teaching others and helping them to be better.
  • Empathy. Social types are excellent at reading emotional cues and understanding how other people feel.
  • Positive Energy. Social individuals thrive on making others feel better, and as a result have a positive attitude.
  • Cooperation. Social individuals seek harmony and cohesion. As a result, they are cooperative team players.

Best Careers for Social Types

Social types a natural born helpers. Typically, they are compassionate, caring and like to make a valuable impact on the lives of others. They are mostly interested in helping others, and are likely to be found in careers that allow this. As a result, Social types are often found working as counsellors, teachers or nurses. 

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

Worst Careers for Social Types

Social types thrive on meaningful and emotional connections. Careers where they cannot work closely with others and/or care and help them are likely to be unfulfilling for Social types. As a result, Healers may want to avoid careers with a lot of solo or data-driven work. Such careers include as farmers, truck drivers, carpenters or computer programmers.

Best Social Career Matches:

Career Guide Category
Acupuncturist Healthcare
Administrative Support Business
Anesthesiologist Healthcare
Athletic Trainer Healthcare
Audiologist Healthcare
Bus Driver Transportation & Logistics
Child Psychologist Healthcare
Childcare Human Services
Chiropractor Healthcare
Clergy Human Services
Clinical Psychologist Healthcare
Counselor Healthcare
Customer Service Business
Daycare Worker Human Services
Dental Assistant Healthcare
Dental Hygienist Healthcare
Dentist Healthcare
Dietetic Technician Healthcare
Dietitian Healthcare
Elementary School Teacher Education
Epidemiologist Science & Tech
Event Planner Marketing & Sales
Exercise Physiologist Healthcare
Financial Advisor Finance
Flight Attendant Transportation & Logistics
Forensic Psychologist Healthcare
Hairdresser Human Services
High School Teacher Education
Home Healthcare Aide Healthcare
Human Resources Business
Insurance Agent Finance
Internist Healthcare
Interpreter Human Services
IT Support Computers & IT
Kindergarten Teacher Education
Librarian Education
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Healthcare
Loan Officer Finance
Massage Therapist Healthcare
Medical Assistant Healthcare
Medical Secretary Healthcare
Medical Technician Healthcare
Middle School Teacher Education
Mortgage Loan Officer Finance
Nanny Human Services
Nurse Midwife Healthcare
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare
Nursing Assistant (CNA) Healthcare
Nutritionist Healthcare
Occupational Therapist Healthcare
Operations Manager Business
Ophthalmic Technician Healthcare
Ophthalmologist Healthcare
Optician Healthcare
Optometrist Healthcare
Orthodontist Healthcare
Paramedic Public Services
Pediatrician Healthcare
Personal Trainer Healthcare
Pharmacist Healthcare
Physical Therapist Healthcare
Physical Therapist Assistant Healthcare
Physician (General) Healthcare
Physician Assistant Healthcare
Podiatrist Healthcare
Police Officer Public Services
Preschool Teacher Education
Probation Officer Public Services
Psychiatrist Healthcare
Psychologist Healthcare
Recreational Therapist Healthcare
Registered Nurse (RN) Healthcare
Respiratory Therapist Healthcare
School Administration Education
School Nurse Healthcare
School Psychologist Healthcare
Server (Waiter/Waitress) Hospitality & Tourism
Sign Language Interpreter Human Services
Special Education Teacher Education
Speech Pathologist Healthcare
Speech Therapist Healthcare
Teacher Assistant Education
Teacher’s Aide Education
Therapist Healthcare
Tutor Education
Ultrasound Technician Healthcare