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Holland Occupational Themes - Realistic

Realistic Realistic Overview:

ARE YOU? CAN YOU? DO YOU LIKE TO?
Practical
Athletic
Straightforward
Mechanically Inclined
A Nature Lover
Curious about Physical World
Fix Electrical Things
Solve Mechanical Problems
Pitch a Tent
Plant a Garden
Operate Tools and Machinery
Tinker with Machines
Work Outdoors
Be Physically Active
Use Your Hands
Build Things

If you think any of the above reflects you, then check out some possible major and career possibilities below!

Major Possibilities: Career Possibilities:
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Aeronautical Engineering Technology
 Conventional Enterprising  Realistic  Agribusiness
Artistic  Enterprising  Realistic  Agricultural Communication
 Conventional Enterprising  Realistic  Agricultural Economics
  Enterprising  Realistic Social Agricultural Education
  Enterprising Investigative Realistic  Agricultural Engineering
  Enterprising Investigative Realistic  Agricultural Systems Management
   Investigative Realistic  Animal Sciences
Artistic  Enterprising  Realistic  Apparel Design and Technology
  Enterprising  Realistic Social Applied Exercise and Health
   Investigative Realistic  Applied Meteorology and Climatology
   Investigative Realistic Social Athletic Training
   Investigative Realistic  Atmospheric Science/Meteorology
Artistic   Investigative Realistic  Biochemistry
  Enterprising Investigative Realistic  Biological and Food Process Engineering
   Investigative Realistic  Biological Engineering
Artistic   Investigative Realistic  Biology - Biochemistry
   Investigative Realistic  Biology - Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology
   Investigative Realistic  Biology - Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciencens
   Investigative Realistic  Biology - Genetics
   Investigative Realistic  Biology - Health and Disease
   Investigative Realistic  Biology - Microbiology
   Investigative Realistic  Biology - Neurobiology and Physiology
   Investigative Realistic  Biology
   Investigative Realistic  Biomedical Engineering
   Investigative Realistic  Brain and Behavioral Sciences
 Conventional Enterprising  Realistic  Building Construction Management Technology
   Investigative Realistic  Chemical Engineering
   Investigative Realistic  Chemistry - American chemical Society
Artistic   Investigative Realistic  Chemistry - Biochemistry
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Chemistry
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Civil Engineering
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Computer Engineering
Artistic Conventional   Realistic  Computer Graphics Technology
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Construction Engineering
   Investigative Realistic  Crop Science
   Investigative Realistic Social Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness, and Health (Dual major)
   Investigative Realistic  Electrical Engineering
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Electrical Engineering Technology
   Investigative Realistic Social Engineering/Technology Teacher Education
   Investigative Realistic  Entomology
Artistic Conventional Enterprising Investigative Realistic Social Environmental and Ecological Engineering
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Environmental Geosciences
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Environmental Health Sciences
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Environmental Studies
 Conventional Enterprising  Realistic  Farm Management
Artistic  Enterprising  Realistic  Fashion Design
Artistic    Realistic Social Fine Arts
  Enterprising Investigative Realistic  Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  Enterprising Investigative Realistic  Flight
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Food Science
  Enterprising Investigative Realistic  Forestry
   Investigative Realistic  Geology and Geophysics
Artistic  Enterprising  Realistic  Graphic Design
 Conventional Enterprising  Realistic  Horticulture Science
Artistic  Enterprising  Realistic  Industrial Design
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Industrial Technology
  Enterprising Investigative Realistic  Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies
Artistic  Enterprising  Realistic  Interior Design
Artistic   Investigative Realistic  Landscape Architecture
 Conventional Enterprising  Realistic  Law and Society
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  Enterprising Investigative Realistic  Materials Engineering
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Mechanical Engineering
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Mechanical Engineering Technology
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Medical Laboratory Sciences
   Investigative Realistic  Meteorology
   Investigative Realistic Social Movement and Sport Sciences
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Multidisciplinary Engineering
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Natural Resources and Environmental Science
 Conventional Enterprising  Realistic  Natural Resources Planning and Decision Making
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Nuclear Engineering
   Investigative Realistic Social Nutrition, Fitness, and Health
 Conventional   Realistic  Occupational Health Sciences
Artistic    Realistic  Photography and Related Media
   Investigative Realistic Social Physical Education
   Investigative Realistic  Physics
   Investigative Realistic Social Physics Education
   Investigative Realistic  Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology
   Investigative Realistic  Plant Science
 Conventional Enterprising Investigative Realistic Social Planetary Sciences
   Investigative Realistic Social Predentistry
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Pre-Environmental Studies
   Investigative Realistic Social Preveterinary Medicine
  Enterprising Investigative Realistic  Professional Flight Technology
   Investigative Realistic Social Radiological Health Sciences
   Investigative Realistic  Soil and Hydrologic Sciences
Artistic   Investigative Realistic Social Sound for the Performing Arts
Artistic Conventional  Investigative Realistic Social Studio Arts and Technology
Artistic Conventional Enterprising Investigative Realistic Social Supply Chain, Information and Analytics
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Sustainable Agronomic Systems
Artistic  Enterprising  Realistic  Theatre Design and Production
 Conventional Enterprising  Realistic  Turf Science and Management
   Investigative Realistic  Undecided within Engineering
   Investigative Realistic  Veterinary Technician
   Investigative Realistic  Veterinary Technologist
Artistic Conventional   Realistic  Visual Communications Design
  Enterprising Investigative Realistic  Wildlife
 Conventional  Investigative Realistic  Wood Products Manufacturing Technology
   Investigative Realistic  Zoology
Agriculture
Air Traffic Controller
Archeologist
Athletic Trainer
Building Construction
Cartographer
Coordinated Dietetics
Corrections Officer
Dietetics
Drafting
Engineer
Horticulture
Industrial Safety
Landscape Architect
Food Service & Lodging Supervisor
Industrial/Vocational Education Teacher
Livestock Manager
Licensed Practical Nurse
Military Officer
Naturalist
Occupational Therapist
Physical Education
Physical Therapist
Pilot
Police Officer
Production/Manufacturing
Recreation Administrator
Restaurant Management
Surveyor
Veterinarian

Adapted from John Holland's Occupational Themes