So, I’m an “A”…Artistic…How Does That Connect to Education and Human Services?


So, you already took the FOCUS 2 online assessment to learn more about your interests as they relate to the world of work and you were introduced to the Holland Code (RIASEC).  Artistic came back as your first and most prominent code, which makes sense because your most memorable experiences are centered around creating new things, self-expression, beauty and art in one form or another! 

Creativity has always been at the core of what you do, but at the same time, you have always highly valued service to others; in other words – you also love helping people! So much of the Education and Human Services fields revolve around creativity and innovation. Careers in this field range from formal and informal education, psychology, human resources, NGO/non-profit work, research, healthcare, social work, and other disciplines that involve direct support to individuals and communities. In all actuality, Education and Human Service related fields are expansive, even global! Be sure to explore to find the career track(s) that interests you most. 

We know that in education, teachers, professors and any facilitator of learning, work hard to create lesson plans and activities that spark the imagination and inspiration of their learners. The same goes for professionals in human services fields. Artistic and creative strengths are central to designing innovative programs and interactions that will serve clients, and also help them to learn, grow and thrive. 

Those who are Artistic, Social and Investigative have a strong propensity to enjoy education and human services fields that involve direct interaction with people. After a quick search for occupations that correspond to this code in O*Net, a wide variety of occupations pop up, many of them revolving around teaching, mental health and therapy. Remember that all combinations of the RIASEC codes bring value – it’s just about matching those skills and interest with the right position.

By Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi
Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi Career Consultant Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi