This is a tool to help you search for careers that fit your career type, based on the RIASEC model created by Dr. John Holland. If you don't know your career type, take the career quiz to figure it out!
You can use this tool to find careers that match your top interest areas, while filtering out careers in areas that you have little or no interest in.
You can click on any of the table headers (for example, Average Earnings) to sort your results by that value.
|Medical Scientist||Building, Thinking, Creating||
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
|Medical Transcriptionist||Building, Organizing||
Medical transcriptionists, sometimes referred to as healthcare documentation specialists , listen to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare workers make and convert them into written reports. They also may review and edit medical documents created using speech recognition technology. Transcriptionists interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents.
|Meeting or Convention Planner||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.
|Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist||Helping||
Marriage and family therapists help people manage problems with their family and other relationships.
|Metal or Plastic Machine Worker||Building, Thinking, Organizing||
Metal and plastic machine workers set up and operate machines that cut, shape, and form metal and plastic materials or pieces.
Microbiologists study microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, and some types of parasites. They try to understand how these organisms live, grow, and interact with their environments.
|Middle School Teacher||Creating, Helping||
Middle school teachers educate students, typically in sixth through eighth grade. Middle school teachers help students build on the fundamentals taught in elementary school and prepare students for high school.
|Military||Building, Persuading, Organizing||
Members of the U.S. military service maintain the U.S. national defense. Although some service members work in occupations specific to the military, such as fighter pilots or infantrymen, many work in occupations that also exist in the civilian workplace, such as nurses, doctors, and lawyers. Members serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, or in the Reserve components of these branches, and in the Air National Guard and Army National Guard . (The Coast Guard, which is included in this profile, is part of the Department of Homeland Security.)
|Mining or Geological Engineer||Building, Thinking, Persuading||
Mining and geological engineers design mines to safely and efficiently remove minerals such as coal and metals for use in manufacturing and utilities.
|Model||Building, Creating, Persuading||
Models pose for artists, photographers, or customers to help advertise a variety of products, including clothing, cosmetics, food, and appliances. Models also work as a fit or fitting model, enabling the manufacturer or fashion designer to achieve the best fit for new styles.
|Multimedia Artist or Animator||Creating||
Multimedia artists and animators create two- and three-dimensional models, images that appear to move, and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.
|Music Director or Composer||Creating, Helping, Persuading||
Music directors, also called conductors , lead orchestras and other musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music in a variety of musical styles.
|Musician or Singer||Creating, Persuading||
Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios. They perform in a variety of styles, such as classical, jazz, opera, hip-hop, and rock.
|Natural Sciences Manager||Thinking, Persuading||
Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They direct activities related to research and development, and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control, and production.
|Network or Computer Systems Administrator||Building, Thinking, Organizing||
Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.
|Nuclear Engineer||Building, Thinking, Organizing||
Nuclear engineers research and develop the processes, instruments, and systems used to derive benefits from nuclear energy and radiation. Many of these engineers find industrial and medical uses for radioactive materials—for example, in equipment used in medical diagnosis and treatment. Many others specialize in the development of nuclear power sources for ships or spacecraft.
|Nuclear Medicine Technologist||Building, Thinking, Helping||
Nuclear medicine technologists prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients for imaging or therapeutic purposes. They provide technical support to physicians or other professional nuclear medicine personnel in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients and for research and investigation into the uses of radioactive drugs. They also may act as emergency responders in the event of a nuclear disaster.
|Nuclear Technician||Building, Thinking, Organizing||
Nuclear technicians typically work in nuclear energy production or assist physicists, engineers, and other professionals in nuclear research. They operate special equipment used in these activities and monitor the levels of radiation that are produced.
|Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, or Nurse Practitioner||Thinking, Helping||
Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) , coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare. The scope of practice varies from state to state.
|Nursing Assistant or Orderly||Building, Helping||
Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides , provide basic care and help patients with activities of daily living. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.