Types of Careers and Personalities

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Types of Careers and Personalities

You may have realized that certain people never fit in certain jobs no matter how qualified or hard they work. For example, some people find it difficult to sit down in offices the whole day. They are at their best and happiest working out-doors with their hands. This is because we all have different traits which determine whom we actually are. There are six broad career types in which different people fit. These are the realistic, investigative, artistic, social careers, enterprising and conventional careers.

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1. Realistic careers

These are the skills and technical-orient-ed jobs. Work here involves tangible and practical skills where people work with tools, machines, plants and animals. The people in these jobs are highly practical and physically strong. They often enjoy dealing with things rather than people.

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They are good in technical subjects such as:

  • Agriculture, Metalwork, Woodwork,
  • Homescience, Technical Drawing, Drawing and
  • Design among others.

They excel in:

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  • All kinds of engineering such as electrical mechanical and Agricultural engineering
  • Wildlife management
  • Wood science and technology
  • Armed forces and related careers

2. Investigative careers

The professionals here are scientific and laboratory-oriented. They have a high curiosity, intellectual input and empirical approach to issues. Their work involves analyzing facts, solving puzzles, dealing with charts, numbers, formulae, graphs and data processing. These people enjoy observing, studying, analyzing, interpreting and solving complex challenges. They do well in leadership positions, social gatherings and activities.

They are good in:

  • Mathematics and the sciences
  • Business studies

They excel in:

  • Medicine
  • Architecture
  • Microbiology and related courses
  • Criminal investigations
  • Accounting, statisticaI analysis money, financial and related fields
  • Veterinary, zoology and related fields
  • Computer science and information communication technology

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3. Artistic careers
Those who excel in these careers are arts-oriented, creative, expressive and aesthetically conscious. Their jobs involve a lot of magination. Consequently, those who excel here are highly original, emotional, non conforming, unconventional, independent, idealist and introspective. They take risks and like producing distinct products.

They are good in:

  • Languages
  • Literature
  • Drawing and design
  • Music

They excel in:

  1. Drama and theatre arts
  2. Graphic designing
  3. Literary studies
  4. Writing, painting and poetry
  5. Acting
  6. Home decorating, fabric designing
  7. Photography, singing, drawing cartoons

4. Social careers
These involve working with people.Those who excel here have an inner urge for helping others. They like training, informing, enlightening, arbitrating and organizing other people. They are sociable, friendly, understanding, empathetic, generous, helpful, cooperative, responsible and hard Working. Often, they are sober, welfare – minded and articulate.

They are good in:

  • Languages
  • Literature
  • Humanities
  • They can also be good in the sciences if they put more interest and effort in them.

They excel in:

  • Administration
  • Education
  • Law
  • Theology
  • Journalism and mass communication
  • Human and public relations
  • Political science and related fields
  • Counseling
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5. Enterprising careers
These careers involve influencing is a lot of goal and profit orientation in these jobs. Those who excel are enterprising, ambitious, talkative, argumentative and domineering people. They are also energetic, self confident, optimistic, sociable, competitive, impulsive and persuasive. They enjoy chairing meetings and committees. Often they run for elected offices, head important functions and motivate others

They are good in:

  • Mathematics
  • Business studies
  • Science
  • They excel in:
  • Business management
  • Sales and marketing
  • Hotel management
  • Politics
  • Industrial consultancy and related fields

6. Conventional careers
The careers here involve highly orderly, routine and practical jobs. Often, there are some inflexible activities. Those who excel have a common denominator of being obedient, practical, calm and orderly. They are also efficient and conforming.

They are good in:

  • Business studies
  • Computer and office practice
  • Home science
  • Sciences

They excel in:

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Auditing
  • Statistics
  • Inventory control
  • Store keeping
  • Secretarial
  • Office management and
  • Computer operations
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7. Adventuring

This involves being involved in situations and tasks that require physical endurance, competing with others, and some degree of risk-taking. People with this career interest enjoy involvement in athletics, working in the military/law enforcement professions and participating in risky and adventurous events. They usually get satisfaction from competing with others where they have opportunities to win and/or win by working with others in a team. They often seek out excitement and are generally quite confident of their physical abilities and skills.

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