We surveyed 4,163 social workers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.

Holland Codes

Social workers are artistic and social

Social workers 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 social, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people.

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

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