We surveyed 166 surgical assistants to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Surgical assistants are conventional and social

Surgical assistants tend to be predominantly conventional individuals, meaning that they are usually detail-oriented and organized, and like working in a structured environment. 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 surgical assistant. 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 surgical assistant break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of surgical assistants are social responsibility and agreeableness

Surgical assistants score highly on social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others. They also tend to be high on the measure of agreeableness, meaning that they are very sensitive to the needs of others and value harmony within a group.

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