We surveyed 21 genomics technicians to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.

Holland Codes

Genomics technicians are artistic and conventional

Genomics technicians tend to be predominantly artistic individuals, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression. They also tend to be conventional, meaning that they are usually detail-oriented and organized, and like working in a structured environment.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a genomics technician. However, if you are social, 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 genomics technician break down:

Big Five

The top personality traits of genomics technicians are agreeableness and conscientiousness

Genomics technicians score highly on agreeableness, meaning that they are very sensitive to the needs of others and value harmony within a group. They also tend to be high on the measure of conscientiousness, which means that they are methodical, reliable, and generally plan out things in advance.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average genomics technician: