Dr. John L. Holland developed the RIASEC theory over the course of his career starting in the 1950's. His theory posits that people can be categorized according to six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Entrepreneurial, and Conventional. These six personality types create the RIASEC acronym, by which the theory is also commonly known.
The letters in the acronym RIASEC stand for the six personality types. R stands for Realistic, I stands for Investigative, A stands for Artistic, S stands for Social, E stands for Entrepreneurial, and C stands for Conventional.
While taking the test, I realized that I did not relate to most of the questions asked. My three personality traits are Social, Artistic, and Investigative.
Salary and Job Prospect
My dominant trait is, surprisingly, Social. My two recessive traits are Artistic and Investigative.
Of the many available careers, I chose two: Neuropsychologists and Music Therapists. From those two, I choose Music Therapy because it joins music, which I love, and helping others in their recovery, which I also love. Music therapists must hold at least a Bachelor's degree or higher from an approved college or university program. It includes 1200 hours of clinical training and supervised training.
In Georgia, Music Therapists earn an average yearly salary of $43,700. Salaries typically start from $27,220 and go up to $61,860. Through this job, I will be able to work with a variety of people and in a variety of environments. Since there has been a decline in music therapists, it is expected that there will be an increase in job opportunities and higher salaries.