1. Industrial Production Managers
Industrial production managers oversee the operations of manufacturing plants that produce goods such as cars, electronics, or textiles. Daily responsibilities include ensuring timely production schedules, supervising workers, and enforcing safety regulations. If production is delayed, industrial production managers determine whether overtime work is necessary.
This role requires strong analytical thinking and leadership skills, making it a suitable career for ENTJs. ENTJs can handle stressful circumstances, which is essential to succeeding in this field. Industrial production managers need at least a bachelor’s degree and some relevant work experience. Larger plants may require a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).
Auditors, like accountants, look over financial records to ensure accuracy, create written reports, and make sure taxes are paid properly and on time. They often meet with managers of financial organizations and individual clients to communicate their findings. On a typical workday, auditors organize and maintain clients’ financial accounts, calculate clients’ taxes, and prepare tax returns.
ENTJs in this career are able to use their analytical thinking skills to efficiently assess financial operations. ENTJs are natural-born leaders who are confident in their abilities, making them excellent auditors. Auditors need a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. They can also become certified public accountants (CPAs) to improve their job prospects.
3. Sales Managers
Sales managers lead organizational sales teams by establishing sales goals and analyzing customer data. They use customer preferences to determine the profitability of products and create strategies to attract new customers or clients. They are responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training new sales employees as well as staying in contact with product distributors.
ENTJs make good sales managers because they are determined analytical thinkers who have the ability to stay calm in stressful situations. Sales managers have many years of experience as sales or customer service representatives. Some employers require prospective sales managers to have at least a bachelor’s degree.
4. Human Resources Managers
Human resources managers coordinate administrative functions of organizations and facilitate communication between management and employees. On a daily basis, they respond to employees’ complaints and concerns and maintain employee records. They also oversee the recruitment and hiring of new staff. ENTJs do well communicating with others in stressful circumstances and are eager to share their own opinions. ENTJs are natural-born leaders who would succeed as human resources managers.
Human resources managers need a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field, and relevant work experience.
1. Nurse Anesthetists
Nurse anesthetists are registered nurses who specialize in anesthesiology. They prepare patients for surgery and other procedures by administering either local or general anesthesia. They are responsible for monitoring a patient’s vital signs throughout the procedure. Nurse anesthetists must be able to stay calm during stressful situations in which a patient’s life could be at risk.
ENTJs would thrive in the hospital setting because they are confident and strategic. In order to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist, a registered nurse must have at least one year of working in a critical care unit and a master's degree.
2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons diagnose and treat patients with injuries related to the head and neck. They collaborate with dentists and orthodontists to plan treatment for patients. They can administer anesthesia and perform surgeries such as wisdom tooth extractions and dental implants. ENTJs would make excellent oral and maxillofacial surgeons due to their confidence and ability to handle stressful environments.
Four years of dental school are required prior to an oral residency program. Residency programs incorporate a medical degree and may take up to six years. A bachelor’s degree and an acceptable score on the Dental Admission Test (DAT) are usually required to apply to dental school.
A neurologist is a physician who specializes in the nervous system. Neurologists diagnose and treat health issues related to the brain, spinal cord, and other components of the nervous system. On an average workday, a neurologist meets with patients, orders tests, and makes diagnoses. ENTJs in this role will love developing strategies to achieve positive outcomes for patients. They will use their leadership and analytical skills to make an impact on someone’s life.
Neurologists must have a bachelor’s degree, pass the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), and complete four years of medical school. Additionally, they must finish a year-long internship and a three-year neurology residency program.
4. Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (PMH-APRNs) are registered nurses that specialize in psychiatric mental health. They assess, diagnose, and treat individuals with psychiatric disorders and other mental health issues. They prescribe medication and administer psychotherapy. ENTJs would succeed as PMH-APRNs because they adapt well to stressful situations and are able to motivate and lead others toward a common goal.
To become a registered nurse, one may complete either a two-year associate degree or a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing. To be certified as a PMH-APRN, registered nurses must have two years of nursing experience, 2,000 hours of work in psychiatric mental health, and 30 hours of continuing education.
1. Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School
Education administrators oversee daily activities and manage teachers at elementary and secondary schools. They are in charge of balancing school budgets, maintaining annual and monthly academic calendars, and creating and enforcing school policies. On a typical day, education administrators interact with teachers and students and lead discussions of policies and instructional strategies with other school administrators.
ENTJs would enjoy the leadership and responsibility that comes with this job. The work allows them to voice their ideas and help others put those ideas into action. Education administrators are expected to have a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education leadership or education administration. They also need teaching experience.
2. Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
Industrial-organizational psychologists study morale and productivity within the workplace. The goal of their job is to apply psychological principles and research methods to improve life in the workplace. On an average workday, industrial-organizational psychologists assess employee and management performance, offer ways to improve the workplace structure, and study consumer behavior. Strong communication skills, motivational skills, and the ability to cooperate with others are essential to succeeding in this career.
ENTJs will succeed as industrial-organizational psychologists due to their innate ability to lead others. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in psychology are required for this career. Larger organizations may desire an advanced doctoral degree.
3. Emergency Management Director
Emergency management directors are responsible for the development and implementation of disaster response or crisis management activities. They provide training for disaster preparation. Additionally, they create emergency strategies for natural disasters, wartime, hazardous materials disasters, and hostage situations. ENTJs would thrive in this field due to their innate awareness of danger and ability to lead others in times of stress.
Emergency management directors typically need a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, emergency management, or public health along with relevant work experience. Most successful applicants have previous experience with the military, law enforcement, fire department, or other emergency management organizations.
4. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Mental health and substance abuse social workers advise people who experience mental or behavioral conditions, including substance abuse. They are responsible for providing people with the treatment and support they need to improve their mental health. Mental health social workers spend their days evaluating individual clients’ issues. They look for obstacles in a client’s life that may prevent optimal recovery.
ENTJs who cooperate well with others and are able to make steadfast decisions during moments of high stress would do well as mental health and substance abuse social workers. A master’s degree and an internship or work experience in a related field are typically required.
1. Transit and Railroad Police
A transit and railroad police officer is employed by a railroad, bus or other transit company. They are responsible for passenger safety. They investigate crimes committed against their company or by or against passengers. On a typical workday, transit police officers may deal with crimes such as trespassing, assault, or fare evasion.
ENTJs are high-energy individuals who enjoy taking the lead in challenging situations and are able to spot potential problems before they arise. This makes them ideal transit and railroad police officers. The requirements for this career are a high school diploma or equivalent and additional training in first aid, defensive tactics, and firearms.
2. First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives
Supervisors of police and detectives oversee and coordinate the investigation of criminal cases. They are responsible for ensuring that the procedures followed are in accordance with laws and regulations.
ENTJs make good police and detective supervisors because they have strong analytical thinking skills, good intuition, and great leadership capabilities. These traits allow them to succeed in the stressful environment of criminal investigations. Supervisors need a high school diploma and several years of work experience in law enforcement.
3. Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisor
Forest firefighting and prevention supervisors oversee the operations of firefighters in forests or on public lands. During forest fires, supervisors are responsible for evaluating the size of the fire and monitoring the condition of the fire. They may also serve as operators of fire engines or helicopters to supervise fire crews. ENTJs would do well as fire prevention supervisors because they were born to lead and they work well in high-risk situations. ENTJs can sense when problems are going to happen and feel most satisfied knowing they have helped someone in need. This makes this career very rewarding for ENTJs.
Firefighting and prevention supervisors typically need a minimum of an associate degree and additional on-the-job training.
4. Security Manager
Security managers direct security personnel and develop policies to maintain security standards. They ensure the physical security and safety of the employees, visitors, and assets of an organization. The daily responsibilities of a security manager include attending meetings with other managers to discuss security needs, developing and implementing strategies for security operations at public and private events, coordinating security staff during an emergency, and reviewing reports on incidents.
ENTJs would thrive in this role due to their ability to lead in stressful situations and use their analytical skills to create and implement strategies. A high school diploma or equivalent and work experience will be required. Higher education in security administration or a similar field is recommended.
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