Suggested Careers for Myers Briggs Test Personality Types

In times of great economic downturn, many people decide to change their career path. Usually a major career change requires you to go back to school. Going back to school can be a tough decision, especially if you’ve already started your career. To help you decide which career type you should pursue, we’ve created a list of careers best suited for each of the 16 Myers Briggs personality types.

ESTJ

Military personnel, business administrators, managers, police/detective work, judges, financial officers, teachers, sales representatives, government employees, insurance agents, insurers, nurse administrators, trade and technical teachers, mobsters. Natural leaders, they work best when they are in charge and enforcing the rules.

ISTJ

Business executives, directors and managers, accountants, police, detectives, judges, lawyers, doctors, dentists, computer programmers, systems analysts, computer specialists, auditors, electricians, math teachers, mechanical engineers, steel workers, technicians, militiamen. Like the ESTJ, they have a knack for detail and memorization, but work more behind the scenes rather than up front as a leader.

ESFJ

Home Economics, Nursing, Teaching, Administrators, Childcare, General Practitioners, Clergy, Office Managers, Consultants, Social Workers, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Secretaries, Organization

leaders, dental assistants, housewives, radiological technologists, receptionists, religious educators, speech pathologists. They do best in jobs where they can use their natural warmth in building relationships with other people.

ISFJ

Interior Decorators, Designers, Nurses, Administrators, Managers, Secretaries, Child Care/Early Education, Social Workers, Consultants, Paralegals, Clergy, Office Managers, Retailers,

bookkeepers, housewives, gardeners, administrative supervisors, curators, general practitioners, health care workers, librarians, medical technologists, typists. Tradition-oriented and down-to-earth, they do best in jobs where they can help people achieve their goals or where structure is needed.

IS P

Sales Representatives, Marketers, Police, Detectives, Paramedics, Medical Technicians, Computer Technicians, Computer Technical Support, Entrepreneurs, Comedians, Cops, Race Car Drivers,

firefighters, military, loan sharks, crooks, auditors, carpenters, craftsmen, farmers, laborers, servicemen, transportation workers. They have a gift for responding to and solving immediate problems, as well as convincing other people.

ISTP

Police, detectives, forensic pathologists, computer programmers, systems analysts, computer specialists, engineers, carpenters, mechanics, pilots, drivers, athletes, entrepreneurs, firefighters,

paramedics, construction workers, dental hygienists, electrical engineers, farmers, military, probation officers, steelworkers, transportation workers, hitmen. With the ability to stay calm

under pressure, they excel at any task that requires immediate action.

ESFP

Actors, Painters, Comedians, Adult Entertainers, Sales Representatives, Teachers, Consultants, Social Workers, Child Care, Fashion Designers, Interior Decorators, Consultants, Photographers,

musicians, human resource managers, administrative supervisors, coaches, factory supervisors, food service workers, receptionists, recreation workers, religious educators, respiratory therapists. Optimistic and funny, their enthusiasm is great for motivating others.

ISFP

Artists, musicians, composers, designers, child care workers, social workers, counselors, teachers, veterinarians, forest rangers, naturalists, bookkeepers, carpenters, personal service providers,

administrative supervisors, secretaries, dental and medical staff, waiters and waitresses, chefs, nurses, mechanics, physiotherapists, x-ray technicians. They tend to do well in the arts, as well as helping others and working with people.

ENFJ

Teachers, counselors, psychiatrists, social workers, consultants, clergy, representatives, human resources, managers, event coordinators, politicians, diplomats, writers, actors, designers,

housewives, musicians, religious workers, writers. They have a gift for encouraging others to self-actualize and provide excellent leadership.

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INFJ

Counselors, clergy, missionaries, teachers, physicians, dentists, chiropractors, psychologists, psychiatrists, writers, musicians, artists, psychics, photographers, child caretakers, educational consultants, librarians, marketers, scientists, social workers… Blessed with an idealistic vision, they do best when they try to make that vision a reality.

ENFP

Actors, journalists, writers, musicians, painters, consultants, psychologists, psychiatrists, entrepreneurs, teachers, consultants, politicians, diplomats, television reporters, marketers,

scientists, representatives, artists, clergy, public relations, social scientists, social workers. Very creative and fun-loving, they excel in careers where they can express their ideas and spontaneity.

INFP

Writers, artists, counselors, social workers, English teachers, fine arts teachers, child caretakers, clergy, missionaries, psychologists, psychiatrists, scientists, political activists, editors, educational consultants, journalists, religious educators, social scientists… Driven by a strong feeling for personal values, they are also highly creative and can provide behind-the-scenes support.

ENTJ

Business executives, CEOs, founders of organizations, corporate executives, managers, entrepreneurs, judges, lawyers, computer consultants, college professors, politicians, credit researchers, labor relations, marketing department manager, mortgage banker, systems analysts, scientists. Born to lead, they can steer the organization towards their vision, using their excellent organization and understanding of what needs to be done.

INTJ

Scientists, Engineers, Professors, Teachers, Doctors, Dentists, Business Strategists, Organization Founders, Business Leaders, Managers, Military, Lawyers, Judges, Computer

programmers, systems analysts, computer specialists, psychologists, photographers, managers of research departments, researchers, university teachers, chess players. They have a special skill in understanding difficult, complex concepts and developing strategies.

ENTP

Entrepreneurs, lawyers, psychologists, photographers, consultants, sales representatives, actors, engineers, scientists, inventors, marketers, computer programmers, comedians, computer analysts,

credit researchers, journalists, psychiatrists, public relations, designers, writers, artists, musicians, politicians. They are very freedom oriented and need a career where they can act independently and express their creativity and insight.

INTP

Physicists, chemists, biologists, photographers, strategic planners, mathematicians, college professors, computer programmers, computer animators, technical writers, engineers, lawyers, forensics, writers, artists, psychologists, social scientists, systems analysts, researchers, surveyors. They are highly analytical and can discover connections between two seemingly unrelated things, and work best when allowed to use their imagination and critical thinking.