What are Holland Codes? What is RIASEC?

Holland Codes and the abbreviation RIASEC refer to John Holland's six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional. Career Key organizes and scientifically classifies careers, college majors, career clusters, and career pathways by these personality types.

For a description of each type and how you can use personality-career and personality-major match to increase career satisfaction and academic success, visit our article on Holland's Theory of Career Choice. Our advice on how to choose a career and how to choose a major are based on this popular, respected theory.

For an accurate assessment of all six Holland Codes, take The Career Key's career test. Instead of giving results as three-letter codes and alphabetical lists of careers, our unique matching system enables you to identify careers and college majors that match your set of interests, traits, skills and abilities.