Realistic "Doers"

People in the realistic category often prefer to work with objects and things. They are likely to enjoy creating things with their hands and using tools and machines. Some prefer large, powerful machines like tractors and cranes; others prefer precision machinery such as X-ray or electronic equipment. Realistic types often prefer to work outdoors

Are you...?

  • Practical
  • Athletic
  • Thrifty
  • Reserved
  • Independent
  • Systematic
  • Ambitious
  • Nature lover

Do you enjoy …?

  • Being physically active
  • Repairing equipment
  • Rebuilding cars
  • Fixing electrical things
  • Solving mechanical problems
  • Playing sports
  • Working outdoors
  • Using your hands

Career considerations

  • Astronaut
  • Landscape gardener
  • Forester
  • Carpenter
  • Cook/chef
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Marine surveyor
  • Farm manager
  • Dental technician
  • Electrician

Potential areas of study

Explore a list of majors that tend to be Realistic, or check out the entire list of K-State academic programs.

Get more information

To find out more information about K-State majors and related careers, stop by the Career Center in the Berney Family Welcome Center.