1. Real Estate Broker
Real estate brokers guide clients through the sale, purchase, or rental of a property. Brokers take initiative to solicit potential clients, promote houses, and show properties. Brokers' integrity is important because they advise clients about prices, mortgages, and market conditions. Real estate brokers' concern for others is an asset in this profession because they play an integral part in their clients' important life events. Brokers spend time mediating negotiations and preparing and handling contracts, purchase agreements, and deeds.
INFJs are known for their integrity and concern for others, and for this reason are strong candidates for this profession. State requirements vary, but real estate brokers must pass a certain number of real estate related or college courses as well as pass a licensing examination.
2. Personal Financial Advisor
Personal financial advisors help individuals manage their finances by providing advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes, and retirement. Advisors show initiative by soliciting new clients and marketing their services. They must also demonstrate concern for others while advising clients through major life changes like job changes, births, deaths, and retirement. This interpersonal aspect of the position makes INFJs interested in finance strong candidates for this job. It is also important that advisors have integrity while making investment recommendations, monitoring accounts, and researching new opportunities on a daily basis.
Personal financial advisors need a bachelor’s degree for employment. Degrees in finance, economics, accounting, business, and mathematics are particularly useful. Once hired, advisors receive on-the-job training. Additionally, they pursue relevant licenses like Certified Financial Planner or certifications needed for directly buying and selling stocks, bonds, and insurance.
3. Real Estate Sales Agent
Real estate agents guide clients through the sale, purchase, or rental of a property. Real estate agents take the initiative to solicit potential clients, promote houses, and show properties. They differ from brokers in that real estate agents are not individually licensed and must work with a broker. It is important that agents have integrity, because they advise clients about prices, mortgages, and market conditions. Agents also spend time mediating negotiations in addition to preparing and handling contracts, purchase agreements, and deeds.
Because they play an integral part in a life-changing process for their customers, real estate agents are most successful when they empathize with their clients. For this reason, INFJs interested in entering the real estate field are strong candidates for real estate agent jobs. Because agents work with licensed brokers, they do not need to pursue their own licensing.
4. Insurance Sales Agent
Insurance sales agents identify customers and sell various types of insurance. Like many sales jobs, insurance agents need to take initiative to find and contact potential clients. They use company leads, cold calling, and networking to expand their client base. Agents are concerned with both short-term and long-term benefits of insurance for their clients, and often customize policies to suit individual needs.
A large part of insurance sales agents’ jobs requires determining the right insurance policies for each client. The agent must have integrity to help assess financial resources, risks, and existing coverage. INFJs, known for their integrity and concern for others, make strong insurance sales agents. While some companies will hire employees with only a high school diploma, many agents have a bachelor’s degree and all agents must be licensed.
Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, and donations. As professionals in the medical field, they must maintain integrity and confidentiality as they verify donor identity, label and store drawn blood, enter patient information into records, and maintain equipment. Like many people drawn to the medical field, the most successful phlebotomists empathize with their patients. Their work is dedicated to keeping people healthy and making medical treatment the best it can be. Doctors depend on the work of phlebotomists for accurate test results and successful blood transfusions.
Phlebotomists often work unsupervised within a larger medical building. They usually provide care to many clinics, so they need to show initiative when dealing with patients and orders. INFJs interested in working in the medical field are strong candidates for this profession. Phlebotomists must complete a postsecondary phlebotomy program and obtain professional certifications.
2. Genetic Counselor
Genetic counselors assess individuals for inherited conditions such as genetic disorders and birth defects. They demonstrate concern for others in their dedication to providing information and support to patients, families, and healthcare providers. Their work demands integrity as they discuss testing options, risks, benefits, and limitations with patients and families. For this reason, INFJs who want to work in the field of genetics should consider a career as a genetic counselor. Day-to-day work includes composing detailed reports on test results, patient history, and complex genetic concepts.
To stay up-to-date on the inherited risks they test for, counselors take initiative by attending and participating in medical conferences and reading academic journals. Genetic counselors usually have an advanced degree in genetics or a related field and board certification.
3. Naturopathic Physician
Naturopathic physicians are primary care doctors trained in complementary and alternative medicine. As primary care physicians, their top concern is patient well-being. They commonly treat ailments like allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalance, obesity, fertility problems, cancer, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. Naturopathic physicians rely on a blend of modern treatment options and traditional methods of healing. They tend to emphasize natural healing agents like exercise and nutritional and herbal supplements.
Naturopathic physicians must complete a naturopathic medical degree. For INFJs who enjoy helping others and have an interest in medicine, this career path is a good choice.
4. Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretaker
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers are the primary caretakers of animals under the supervision of scientists and veterinarians. A caretaker’s primary concern is the well-being of the animals they are responsible for. Caretakers feed, bathe, and exercise the animals. They also restrain them during procedures and exams, and monitor their care. They must take the initiative to clean cages, kennels, and operational facilities. Veterinary assistants are in charge of administering prescription medications and immunizations and maintaining lab and veterinary equipment.
Typically, assistants are trained on the job and only need a high school diploma. INFJs do well in environments where they are caring for others. This trait makes a career as a veterinary assistant a good fit for INFJs who want to work with animals.
1. Judge, Magistrate Judge, and Magistrate
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates administer justice, arbitrate, adjudicate, and advise in courts of law. They decide defendant liability in civil cases and sometimes provide criminal sentences, depending on their government status and sentencing guidelines. These tasks require integrity and concern for others. Thus, INFJs are a great match for these roles. INFJs' natural ability to take initiative is key to effectively handling unexpected issues as they arise and directing courtroom activities and procedures accordingly.
Typically, judges and magistrates have a law degree and are members of a bar association.
2. Criminal Investigator and Special Agent
Criminal investigators and special agents investigate criminal violations at federal, state, and local levels to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution. Day-to-day responsibilities might include interviewing suspects and witnesses, analyzing records, and identifying evidence required for a case. Individuals with high levels of integrity, like INFJs, are often sought out for these roles, because upholding strict ethical standards is essential for the diligent and unbiased investigation of criminal matters.
INFJs' concern for others is also a highly desirable quality in a profession that prioritizes and ensures the safety and security of the public. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is often required for these roles, though sometimes a high school diploma is sufficient.
A coroner is an elected or appointed official responsible for investigating deaths within a particular jurisdiction. The role of the coroner is to determine cause and mode of death. Day-to-day duties of a coroner could include overseeing the collection of evidence, reviewing reports from law enforcement and physicians, and carrying out examinations to ascertain time of death. Individuals with high integrity and a concern for others, like INFJs, are highly desirable in these roles, because demonstrating sound ethical principles is essential to the diligent examination of evidence and bodies.
Many jurisdictions will expect coroners to meet the minimum standard for peace officers and pass a POST exam. Most coroners have a college degree in a medical or scientific field.
4. Retail Loss Prevention Specialist
Retail loss prevention specialists design and implement procedures and systems to prevent merchandise loss. They monitor and investigate employee activity, thefts, and vendor fraud. They may also be tasked with apprehending shoplifters. Since these specialists deal with inventory, theft reports, and investigations, their integrity is crucial.
Given that INFJs are known for their integrity and concern for others, a career in retail loss prevention is an ideal fit. Only a high school diploma is required to become a retail loss prevention specialist.
1. Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technician
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians are responsible for maintaining and operating equipment used for the development, testing, and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft. Day-to-day activities include quality assurance testing of equipment, using computer-based modeling tools, recording testing data, and ensuring test procedures run safely and smoothly. INFJs’ integrity make them a great match for this role, because diligently adhering to testing protocols and maintaining accurate records are essential in order to avoid dangerous or fatal incidents.
This job also requires consistently generating and implementing solutions to technical and design issues. Thus, INFJs’ ability to take initiative is a strength in this job. An associate degree in engineering technology or vocational-technical education in robotics, machining or computer programming is generally required.
2. Medical Scientist, Except Epidemiologist
Medical scientists use clinical trials and laboratory experimentation to conduct research. They take initiative in designing and conducting studies that investigate diseases, treatments, and prevention methods. Their results inform medical practice, so their integrity is very important. Medical professionals are committed to curing diseases and improving health, and share a concern for others and their communities. They also take the initiative in finding funding by writing grant proposals and applying to funding sources. Medical scientists typically hold a Ph.D or medical degree.
3. Computer and Information Research Scientist
Computer and information research scientists work in a variety fields, including business, medicine, and science. These professionals work to advance the field of computing and information science. They help solve complex computing problems by inventing new languages, tools, and methods to improve the way in which people work with computers.
Research scientists must maintain their integrity, an INFJ quality, while designing, running, and recording the results of their experiments. These experiments require taking initiative to explore fundamental issues in computing. Jobs as computer and information research scientists typically require at least a master's degree.
4. Industrial Safety and Health Engineer
Industrial safety and health engineers create systems and procedures to prevent property damage and human injury or illness. Day-to-day tasks include reviewing specifications for machinery and equipment to ensure they meet safety regulations, inspecting buildings to make sure they comply with health and safety requirements, and evaluating employee safety programs. INFJs’ ability to take initiative makes them great matches for these jobs, because a central component of the work is designing health and safety solutions.
INFJs are also highly desirable in these roles because a strong sense of integrity and a scrupulous approach to safety monitoring is crucial in the profession. A bachelor’s degree in environmental health and safety or engineering is typically required.
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