Adminstrative types like work that involves looking after and organising items and information. These people like clear routines and instructions, and enjoy checking facts and figures. They are comfortable following well-defined rules and enjoy work that involves organisation and routine.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
Administrative activities may include general office organisational work (filing, photocopying, typing), processing information using forms (e.g. evaluating information for suitability, availability), implementing procedures (e.g. mailshots), organising activities and events (e.g. secretarial work), collecting and sorting data (e.g. accounts, forms), using mathematical procedures (e.g. cash flow analysis, market forecasting), logging activities and performance (e.g. Law Clerk, Medical Secretary).
Realistic occupations involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outdoors.
Administrative occupations involve working with data and details more than with ideas and people. These people like clear routines and instructions, and enjoy checking facts and figures.
Enterprising occupations involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Investigative occupations involve working with ideas and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Social occupations involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Creative occupations involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Linguistic types enjoy work involving the creation and exchange of information through writing, electronic media or the spoken word. These people prefer unstructured environments where there is time to use their imagination to compose their thoughts.