We surveyed 58 oncologists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Oncologists are enterprising and artistic

Oncologists tend to be predominantly enterprising individuals, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others. They also tend to be artistic, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be an oncologist. 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 oncologist break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of oncologists are openness and social responsibility

Oncologists score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. They also tend to be high on the measure of social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others.

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