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A Look at Holland Codes and Career Clusters – Two Sides of a Coin

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Two Sides of a Coin – There are two popular ways to build self awareness and explore careers.

Career Clusters and Holland Codes 

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Holland Codes is a tool that matches interests to careers.  A Career Cluster
is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or
products.

Holland Codes

The Holland Codes identify interest areas, personalities, work environments and careers. The Holland Code Work Interest Areas are:

  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional

The 16 Career Clusters® & 79 Career Pathways

After 50 years of research, there are research has reported the following 16 Career Clusters® & 79 Career Pathways –

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • Agribusiness Systems
  • Animal Systems
  • Environmental Service Systems
  • Food Products & Processing Systems
  • Natural Resources Systems
  • Plant Systems
  • Power, Structural & Technical Systems

Architecture & Construction

  • Construction
  • Design/ Pre-Construction
  • Maintenance/ Operations

Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications

  • A/V Technology & Film
  • Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Performing Arts
  • Printing Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Visual Arts

Business Management & Administration

  • Administrative Support
  • Business Information Management
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations Management

Education & Training

  • Administration & Administrative Support
  • Professional Support Services
  • Teaching/ Training

Finance

  • Accounting
  • Banking Services
  • Business Finance
  • Insurance
  • Securities & Investments

Government & Public Administration

  • Foreign Service
  • Governance
  • National Security
  • Planning
  • Public Management & Administration
  • Regulation
  • Revenue & Taxation

Health Science

  • Biotechnology Research & Development
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Healthy Information
  • Support Services
  • Therapeutic Services

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Lodging
  • Recreation, Amusements & Attractions
  • Restaurants & Food/ Beverage Services
  • Travel & Tourism

Human Services

  • Consumer Services
  • Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Family & Community Services
  • Personal Care Services

Information Technology 

  • Information Support & Services
  • Network Systems
  • Programming & Software Development
  • Web & Digital Communications

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

  • Correction Services
  • Emergency & Fire Management Services
  • Law Enforcement Services
  • Legal Services
  • Security & Protective Services

Manufacturing

  • Healthy, Safety & Environmental Assurance
  • Logistics & Inventory Control
  • Maintenance, Installation & Repair
  • Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Production
  • Quality Assurance

Marketing 

  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Merchandising
  • Professional Sales

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Science & Mathematics

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics ​

  • Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Management
  • Logistics Planning & Management Services
  • Sales & Service
  • Transportation Operations
  • Transportation Systems/ Infrastructure Planning, Management & Regulation
  • Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations

HollandCodes.com has developed resources that show the relationship
between the Career Clusters, Green Careers and Holland Codes –

  • Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table
  • Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide

Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table

Here is an example of the Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table.
Holland Code
Holland Codes Personality Type (1)
Holland Codes Personality Type (2)
GOE Interest Areas
RI
Realistic Investigative Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
R Realistic Architecture & Construction
R Realistic Manufacturing
R Realistic Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide

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The Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide provides detailed descriptions of more than 150
occupations, covering topics such as:

  • O*NET-SOC Codes
  • Job titles
  • Green occupational
    categories
  • Interest areas/ Holland Codes
  • Career clusters/ career
    cluster pathways
  • Daily tasks (what workers do on the job).

The O*NET-SOC Codes is useful to find out additional
information about the working conditions, the training and education
needed, earnings, and expected job prospects.

This guide is an excellent reference for many different tasks –

  • Career exploration
  • Lesson planning
  • College majors
  • Career planning
  • Occupational research

The Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes resources are part of the extensive library of resources found in the Hollandcodes.com Master Course for Professionals.

Explore Careers and College Majors System Videos!

Identify identity! Pursue purpose! Unlock potential with the Explore Careers and College Majors System!

Explore Careers and College Majors System is an online, interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system.

Dashboard

The Dashboard is the control center of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

There are five sections in the Dashboard

  • Self Assessments
  • Explore the Possibilities
  • Take Action
  • Career and Education Planning Results
  • Recommended Tools & Websites
  • Self Assessments

Here are Explore Careers and College Major System videos.

Watch video about the Explore Careers and College Majors System.

View video about Explore Careers with College Majors Bonus Tutorial Course.



Read more about the Explore Careers and College Majors System…

Looking for more than a career test!

Are you having trouble setting career goals? In searching for the right career, there are so many options and decisions. Hollandcodes.com has the tools that will help you to make the right career decisions.

Overview

There are three steps in career planning cycle that will help you achieve your career goals and search for a career.

Step One: Get a Clear Career Goal

The first step in search for a job is setting a career goal.

In order to set a career goal, you have to take inventory of yourself to determine what you can offer an employer.

You need to –

  • Build awareness, knowledge and understanding of our strengths, interests, abilities, and skills
  • List your ambitions, values, education, and experiences
  • Determine your job preferences –job duties, salary, geographic location, and work conditions

Step Two: Explore Career Options

In order to identify potential careers, you may use career exploration and
social media resources to gather the following occupational information –

  • Labor market
  • Work industries
  • Companies, organizations, or agencies
  • Specific careers

Use online career exploration resources to identify potential careers.

Step Three: Overcome Career Roadblocks

When you are trying to reach a career goal, there will always be
obstacles. You solve career problems by completing the following steps –

  • Identify educational and career planning obstacles
  • Create solutions or courses of action
  • Set achievable goals
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Commit to reach our goals

Problem solving should take into consideration personal interests, skills, values, and financial resources. Big problems are broken down into smaller, more
manageable steps. Achievable goals result in the production of new
competencies, attitudes, and solutions.

As an individual, you:

  • Set, formulate, prioritize, and rank goals
  • Clearly state our vocational interests, abilities, and values
  • Derive plans or strategies to implement the solutions
  • Make a commitment to complete the plans
  • Understand decision-making processes
  • Evaluate the primary choice
  • Consider a secondary occupational choice, if necessary

Decision-making processes include:

  • Develop a career plan
  • Identify potential occupations
  • Select appropriate educational programs
  • Figure the costs of educational training
  • Consider the impact of career decisions

Step Four: Execution

You execute your career plans when you use different strategies –

  • Reality testing
  • Social Media
  • Job Search Strategies – Resume Writing and Interview Preparation

Reality Testing

While implementing and, you translate vocational interests, abilities, and
skills into job opportunities. You do reality testing by implementing
the following strategies –

  • Informational interviewing
  • Networking
  • Job shadowing
  • Internships
  • Part-time employment
  • Full-time employment
  • Volunteer work

We have a variety of different topics that we use different career/ academic advising sessions –

  • Selecting Career test
  • Different career tests
  • Other career topics – social media, resume writing and interviewing

Different Career Tests

We offer assistance with interpreting the following tests –

 Get more details about our career and academic coaching

What is your code?

How do your interests relate to potential careers and possible college majors?

Are you an Artist Creator, Conventional Organizer, Enterprising Leader, Investigative Thinker, Realistic Doer and Social Helper?

Artistic Creator

 

Artistic Creators like to – —

  • Write stories, poems, or other creative writings
  • —Enjoy the arts, theater, and dance
  • —Play musical instruments
  • —Like to paint or sculpt

Facts about Artistic Creators

  • Characteristics: Complicated, Original, Impulsive, Independent, Expressive, Creative
  • Strengths: Uses imagination and feelings in creative expression
  • Potential Careers: Artist, Musician, Actor/ Actress, Designer, Writer, Photographer
  • Possible College Majors: Art, Theater, Graphic Design, Music, Journalism, Communication

Conventional Organizer

Conventional Organizers like to – —

  • Put things in order
  • Attend to detail
  • Handle things in a systematic manner
  • Desire to be efficient

Facts about Conventional Organizers

  • Characteristics: Careful, Conforming, Conservative, Conscientious, Self-controlled, Structured
  • Strengths: Orders activities paying attention to details
  • Potential Careers: Accountant, Banker, Editor, Office Manager, Librarian, Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Possible College Majors: Business, Accounting, Management

Enterprising Leader

Enterprising Leaders like to –

  • Manage people and projects
  • Persuade, take action, set goals
  • Work well in groups
  • Sell products and services

— Facts about Enterprising Leaders

  • Characteristics: Persuasive, Energetic, Sociable, Adventurous, Ambitious, Risk-taking
  • Strengths: Leads, manages, and organizes
  • Potential Careers: Manager, Producer, Lawyer, Business/ Marketing, Executive, Entrepreneur, Principal
  • Possible College Majors: Pre-Law, Business Management and Administration, International Business, Political Science

Investigative Thinkers

Investigative Thinkers like to –

  • Like to invent or research
  • Solve problems
  • Work with ideas
  • Use computers
  • Love knowledge

Facts about Investigative Thinkers

  • Characteristics: Analytical, Intellectual, Reserved, Independent, Scholarly, Judgmental
  • Strengths: Works with abstract ideas and intellectual problems
  • Potential Careers: Biologist, Chemist, Historian, Researcher, Doctor, Mathematician
  • Possible College Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Pre-Medicine, Mathematics, History

Realistic Doers

Realistic Doers like to –

  • Like working with tools or machines
  • Prefer to work outdoors
  • Enjoy playing sports

Facts about Realistic Doers

  • Characteristics: Frank, Practical, Focused, Mechanical, Determined, Rugged
  • Strengths: Manipulates tools, Possesses mechanical, manual, or athletic ability
  • Potential Careers: Craftsman, Fitness Trainer, Optician, Policemen, Fire Fighter, Physical Education Teacher
  •  Possible College Majors: Justice Studies, Fire Science, Athletic Training, Martial Arts, Corporate Fitness, Physical Education

Social Helpers

Social Helpers like to –

  • Like to teach and serve
  • Are good listeners and communicators
  • Work well in groups
  • Show empathy

Facts about Social Helpers

  • Characteristics: Helping, Informing, Teaching, Inspiring, Counseling, Serving
  • Strengths: Interacts with people, concerned with the welfare of people
  • Potential Careers: Teacher, Clergy, Coach, Therapist, Nurse, Counselor, Sociologist
  • Possible College Majors: Nursing, Counseling, Social Science, Education

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Are you a “People” Person?

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Social People like dealing with People.

  • Social People tend to be Helping, Informing, Teaching, Inspiring, Counseling, and Serving.
  • Social Abilities interact with people and concerned with the welfare of people.
  • Social Careers include Teacher, Clergy, Coach, Therapist, Nurse, Counselor, and Sociologist.
  • Social College Majors include Nursing, Christian Education, Counseling, Biblical Studies, Social Science, and Education.

Do you have an Social Personality?

Do you have a thinking or problem solving personality?

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An Investigative Person deals with Things and Ideas.

  • Investigative People tend to be analytical, intellectual, reserved, independent, and scholarly.
  • Investigative Abilities involve working with abstract ideas and intellectual problems.
  • Investigative Careers include Biologist, Chemist, Historian, Researcher, Doctor, and Mathematician.
  • Examples of Investigative College Majors are Botany, Engineering, Forestry Science, Physics, and Foreign Languages.

Do you have an Investigative, thinking or problem solving personality

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Are you a hands-on personality type?

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People with a Realistic Personality Types like to work with Things or Tools.

  • A person with a Realistic Personality are frank, practical, focused, mechanical, determined, or rugged.
  • Realistic Abilities include manipulating tools, doing mechanical or manual tasks, or doing athletic activities.
  • Examples of Realistic Careers are Craftsman, Fitness Trainer, Optician, Policemen, Fire Fighter, and Physical Education Teacher.
  • Possible Realistic College Majors are Justice Studies, Fire Science, Athletic Training, Martial Arts, Corporate Fitness, and Physical Education.

Do you like working with your hands or tools? Do you have a Realistic Personality?

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