We surveyed 103 cardiothoracic surgeons to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.

Holland Codes

Cardiothoracic surgeons are investigative and realistic

Cardiothoracic surgeons tend to be predominantly investigative individuals, which means that they are quite inquisitive and curious people that often like to spend time alone with their thoughts. They also tend to be realistic, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a cardiothoracic surgeon. However, if you are artistic, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average cardiothoracic surgeon break down: