We surveyed 222 wildlife rehabilitators to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.

Holland Codes

Wildlife rehabilitators are investigative and artistic

Wildlife rehabilitators 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 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 a wildlife rehabilitator. 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 wildlife rehabilitator break down:

Big Five

The top personality traits of wildlife rehabilitators are extraversion and openness

Wildlife rehabilitators score highly on extraversion, meaning that they rely on external stimuli to be happy, such as people or exciting surroundings. They also tend to be high on the measure of openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety.

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