Career Interests and BTC Programs

What are your interests and how do they match with Blackhawk Technical College educational programs? Choose one of the types from the six career interest types that best describes you.


Qualities: Creative. independent, perceptive, unconventional

Behaviors: Express yourself uniquely, deal with vague ideas, appreciate fine arts, design objects or procedures.

Occupations: Artistic occupations frequently involve working with shapes, designs and patterns. they often require self-expression and the work an be done without following a clear set of rules.

BTC programs that match your interests:

Marketing Culinary Arts

Investigative/ a Thinker

Qualities: Inquiring, observant, logical, curious

Behaviors: Understand theories,analyze data, and perform challenging research, read technical material.

Occupations: Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and requires an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

BTC programs that match your interests:

Agribusiness Criminal Justice
Electro-Mechanical Technology
Fire Protection Technology
Individualized Technical Studies
Laboratory Technician Assistant
Mechanical Design Technology
Web Analyst Programmer

Industrial Engineering Technician
Information Systems Security
Network Specialist


Realistic / a Doer

Qualities: Helpful, practical, stable, down-to-earth,persistent

Behavior: Fix things, tools/machinery, like to work outdoors, physically active, prefer dealing with things rather than people.

Occupations:Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical,hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals and real-world materials like wood, tools and machinery. Many of the occupations do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

BTC programs that match your interests:

Automotive Service Technology
CNC Technology
Criminal Justice
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Electric Power Distribution-Line Worker
Fire Protection Technician
Green Industry Technician
Industrial Mechanic
Technical Studies-Journey Worker


Social / a Helper

Qualities: Friendly, supportive, charitable

Behavior: Interested in social relationships and helping others solve problems; like dealing with people rather than things.

Occupations: Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

BTC Programs that match your interests:

Dental Assistant Early Childhood Education
Emergency Medical Technician Medical Assistant
Nursing Nursing Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant Phlebotomy
Physical Therapy Assistant Radiography
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Dental Hygiene

Conventional/ a Data Organizer

Qualities: Methodical, dependable, economical, well-organized.

Behaviors: Work within the system, follow defined procedures, take care of details, collect of organize things. Like to deal with words and numbers rather than people and ideas.

Occupations: Occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

BTC Programs that match your interests:

Administrative Professional Legal Administrative Professional
Medical Administrative Specialist Medical Assistant

Enterprising / a Persuader

Qualities: Self-confident, dynamic, ambitious, influential

Behaviors: Start your own projects, sell things, persuade others, like business, have leadership and speaking abilities, like to be influential, interested in politics and business, like to deal with people and ideas, not things

Occupations:Enterprising occupations frequently 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.

BTC programs that match your Interests:

Agribusiness Business Management
Farm Business & Production Management Marketing
Individualized Technical Studies Research occupations