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Career Types

There are many good guides written on finding the right career for your personality.

Among them are What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles, Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types and Career Mastery by Charles R. Martin and Making Vocational Choices by John Holland. They all generally point to the concept that career satisfaction is linked to personality type and life goals but each is specific in its coverage.

Career types can be broken down to many categories but the six basic categories grouped by personality type are listed below with some examples of jobs for each category. These are the Holland Category Types.

Arts & Media
Architecture, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect, Graphic Designer, Desktop Publisher, Actor, Musician, Reporter, Choreographer.

Business, Computers, Finance
Accountant, Advertising, Human Resources, Marketing, Sales, Finance Manager, Business Management, Insurance Sales, Buyer.

Health & Bioscience
Health Care Worker, Pharmacist, Veterinarian, Optometrist, Nurse, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Laboratory Technician, Physical Therapist.

Science, Engineering, and Technology
Chemist, Biologist, Forestry, Forensic Science, Marine Science, Oceanography, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineer, Computer Engineer.

Social Science & Education
Teacher, Criminal Justice, Court Reporter, Lawyer, Law Enforcement, Athletic Trainer, Social Scientist, Paralegal.

Technical / Trades
Carpenter Electrician, Plumber, Farmer, Police Officer, Military, Auto Mechanic, Jeweler, Software Technician, Optician, Pilot.

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