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1. Physical TherapistSee Related Jobs >>
Physical therapists work with patients to help relieve pain, increase mobility, and recuperate from surgery, injury, or illness. This job requires excellent interpersonal skills, as physical therapists work closely with people in pain and must encourage, assess, and communicate clearly and appropriately with patients, families, and caregivers. Fully-licensed physical therapists usually work in hospitals or clinical settings treating sports injuries, heart attack and stroke victims, and joint and spine problems.
Day-to-day, physical therapists diagnose physical movement dysfunction and offer a regimen of physical and functional exercises to restore, sustain, and promote wellness and fitness. Physical therapists may also supervise the work of assistants and interns in practice, teaching, training, and developing their skills. Working as a physical therapist requires a three-year doctoral degree in physical therapy from an accredited university.
2. Healthcare Social WorkerSee Related Jobs >>
Healthcare social workers specialize in connecting people with information and services related to their medical problems. They actively connect clients with complex and inaccessible services in the world of healthcare agencies. Working an assigned caseload, healthcare social workers conduct an assessment interview with their patients, patients’ families and medical providers. After the assessment, healthcare social workers arrange healthcare services like medical equipment, home caregivers, transportation to testing or therapy centers, and whatever else it takes to optimize the patient's healthcare.
Extroverts interested in working directly with patients in healthcare are strong candidates for healthcare social workers. To enter this line of work, a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in social work.
3. Business ProfessorSee Related Jobs >>
Business professors teach business, management, and accounting at public, private, and for-profit colleges and universities. Postsecondary teachers prepare and deliver formal lectures to undergraduate and graduate students. At the college level, courses promote discussion and debate. Faculty also manage class environments with well-prepared materials and presentations, leveraging technology to engage students with multi-modal methods.
Extroverts make strong business professors because they enjoy talking to and meeting new people, and strive to solve problems through discussion. Postsecondary institutions require candidates to have at least an M.S. or M.B.A. degree in business or their specialty. Institutions above the community college level hire teachers possessing or pursuing a doctoral degree.
4. Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational CounselorSee Related Jobs >>
Education, guidance, school, and vocational counselors interact with service providers to advocate for students and parents with regard to health, financial, psychological, and language problems affecting students’ progress. Counselors must show the self-control, patience, flexibility, and resilience necessary to cut through organizational red-tape. The best counselors possess extroverted traits, including the ability to listen attentively, empathize with client concerns, and solve complex problems through discussion.
These career paths require master’s degrees in social work, education, or related subjects, as well as knowledge of available resources and provider systems. Certain positions require counselors to know second languages to best serve local clients.
5. Registered NurseSee Related Jobs >>
The day-to-day duties of a registered nurse (RN) include assessing patient needs in clinical or emergency situations and initiating care protocols, even in the absence of a physician. RNs read and interpret diagnostic tests, administer IVs, supervise medication, and monitor delivery of the physician’s plan of care. They initiate and maintain records, communicate with patients and family, consult with treating healthcare provider groups, and optimize technology to enhance patient care.
Extroverts who are approachable, strong communicators interested in working in healthcare are excellent RN candidates. Registered nurses first complete an accredited nursing program, and move from an associate degree in nursing (ADN) to a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN). Individual states may have additional requirements, but all RN candidates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination.
6. Nurse PractitionerSee Related Jobs >>
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) serve the healthcare system in hospitals or other clinical settings. Unlike registered nurses, NPs may prescribe medicine, conduct physicals, and treat common illnesses. NPs follow healthcare protocols but work somewhat independently in prevention and wellness education. Successful practitioners possess not only expressive empathy but also positive listening skills.
NPs must be laser sharp in their diagnoses, compassionate communicators, and collaborative partners; these are all qualities that can be found in extroverted personalities. State requirements may vary, but candidates are often required to have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree plus national certification and state APRN licensure.
7. Nurse Midwife
Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) assist with the natural birthing process, including prenatal care, delivery and postpartum care. They offer gynecological advice and information, write prescriptions when authorized, and educate patients about reproductive health, delivery preparation and infant care. Different career options await CNMs with interests in administration, education, research or midwifery in clinical or home settings.
Nurse midwives must be compassionate and sympathetic as they help patients cope with the physical and emotional stress endured before, during and after delivery. The best candidates are level-headed and remain calm under pressure in order to comfort patients in crisis. Expectant mothers need CNMs who can identify and solve problems, listen with concern and attention, and create and sustain strong personal relationships.
8. Nursing Instructor and TeacherSee Related Jobs >>
Nursing teachers and instructors not only teach healthcare courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, but also design and develop courses, labs, and clinical experiences for nursing students. Additionally, they instruct teachers in classroom and laboratory settings, where they must engage students with communication and preparation skills. Nursing teachers evaluate student work and progress in a manner consistent with instructional goals, and mentor students by preparing necessary corrective action plans and connecting students with support services.
Nurse educators must have a passion for their role and life-long learning. They need exceptional communication and presentation skills, critical thinking capabilities, and problem-solving mindsets. Eligible nurse instructors and teachers have completed either master's or doctoral degrees in nursing science.
9. Foreign Language and Literature Professor
Foreign language and literature professors may teach a wide variety of courses, from introductory language courses to advanced courses in literary history and culture. Professors in this field generally also conduct research alongside their teaching responsibilities. Common languages for foreign language and literature professors include French and Spanish, with an increasing demand for professors in Chinese and Arabic.
This career is ideal for outgoing and confident people with love for language and literature. Foreign language and literature professors must have master’s degrees in their language specialty. Employers will give preference to professors with Ph.D. degrees.
10. VeterinarianSee Related Jobs >>
Veterinarians are doctors who provide medical care to pets, agrarian livestock, and zoo animals. They usually work on household pets in private veterinary clinics where they diagnose and treat medical problems. Some vets specialize in the care of certain breeds, animals, or procedures. Others work with food producers and processors to confirm the safety of animal sources and inspection procedures. Veterinarian candidates should have strong and empathetic communication skills, a detail-oriented mindset, a sense of independent accountability, and a deep compassion for animals and their owners.
To become a veterinarian, a four-year degree as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) from an accredited school of veterinary medicine is required. They must also successfully complete the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE).
1. General Internist
Internists are medical specialists in internal diseases who apply their medical knowledge and clinical expertise to diagnose, treat and take care of adults.
A typical day of work for an internist would include treating internal disorders, prescribing therapy, explaining procedures and discussing test results with patients. To become an internist, one must earn a degree from medical school followed by a residency program in internal medicine. Some facilities also require applicants to have a specialization in internal medicine.
2. PsychiatristSee Related Jobs >>
Psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in psychiatry and are therefore able to diagnose, prevent, study and treat mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists are excellent listeners and communicators and should have the ability to work with a wide variety of people.
Becoming a psychiatrist requires a medical degree and completion of a four-year residency that ultimately provides a working license. The day-to-day tasks of psychiatrists include analyzing patient data and diagnosing the nature and extent of a disorder as well as prescribing, directing, and administering treatments.
3. Family and General PractitionerSee Related Jobs >>
Family and general practitioners are energetic, sociable, helpful and keen on constant face-to-face interaction. For extroverts who are interested in entering the medical field, a job as a family or general practitioner is a strong option. Family practitioners provide care for both children and adults, while general practitioners are non-specialized medical professionals that provide routine health care for their patients.
When at work, these practitioners monitor patients' conditions, provide physical exams, prescribe and administer therapy, maintain patients' medical histories, and refer patients to medical specialists if needed. The requirements to become a family or general practitioner include a medical degree and several years of work-related experience acquired through specialized medical training.
Pediatricians are doctors who manage the health of children, including their physical behavior and mental health issues. A general pediatrician's role is to act as a support system for parents and their young children. People who opt to become pediatricians should be amiable and patient individuals who are interested in working with children.They need to be both flexible and organized to serve their patients with great enthusiasm and dedication.
The daily working routine of a pediatrician includes conducting physical exams, giving vaccinations, checking if a child meets milestones in growth, behavior, and skills, and diagnosing and treating health problems. To become a pediatrician, a medical degree is required, along with the completion of a three-year residency program in pediatrics.
5. Public Relations and Fundraising ManagerSee Related Jobs >>
Extroverts are confident characters who do their best work when they are surrounded by around other people. This makes them excellent candidates for public relations and fundraising managers, who thrive in a professional environment with many networking opportunities.
Public relations managers create and maintain a favorable public image for their employer or client, and fundraising managers are responsible for raising money for charities and non-profit organizations. Their day-to-day work includes coordinating and developing marketing strategies, directing social media, budgeting money, and evaluating partnership opportunities. The qualifications needed to become a public relations or fundraising manager are either a bachelor's or master's degree in marketing or communications.
6. Human Resources ManagerSee Related Jobs >>
Human resources managers are "people-oriented" practitioners who have strong management skills and well-developed social skills. This position is a good fit for extroverts who appreciate structure and order in their work life. Human resource managers need to be meticulous and organized in their work and ready to find practical solutions when needed.
Human resources managers create, implement and oversee policies that are mandatory for every employee. Their daily tasks include recruiting, screening and interviewing prospective employees, and handling current employee relations, benefits, and payroll. To become an HR manager, one must have a bachelor's in human resources management, business or administration.
7. Training and Development Manager
Bold, extroverted individuals with excellent oral and written skills are prime candidates for training and development managers. Training and development managers help employees learn new skills and develop existing ones, ensuring each employee gets adequate training. These managers create, plan, and coordinate skills development courses and programs at work.
This position requires individuals to be able to think on their feet and respond quickly to different kinds of feedback from their professional team members. Candidates must have a college degree in human resources, education, or instructional design.
8. Physican AssistantSee Related Jobs >>
Physician assistants are specially trained assistants who are certified to provide basic medical services to patients under the guidance of a physician. A regular day of work includes supervising patients, conducting routine physical exams, ordering and evaluating blood tests, running X-rays and EKGs, writing prescriptions, and handling medical records. Successful physician assistants are approachable, able to work well with both patients and their supervising doctor, and supportive. To become a physician assistant, a bachelor's degree and at least three years of healthcare experience as an EMT, paramedic, or nurse are necessary.
9. Nurse PractitionerSee Related Jobs >>
Nurse practitioners are health care professionals that are trained to diagnose and treat acute illnesses and chronic conditions without the supervision of a doctor. To succeed in this role, candidates must be effective communicators and empathetic caregivers.
Day-to-day tasks include performing physical exams, ordering laboratory tests, diagnosing and treating diseases, performing minor surgeries, and providing counseling to patients. Nurse practitioners start off as registered nurses. For RNs who already have their bachelor's in nursing, pursing an RN-to-MSN is the best next step. This position also requires advanced practice nursing licensure in practical nursing.
10. Nurse Midwife
Nurse midwives have a wide range of responsibilities that include anything from assisting in births and preconception, prenatal, and postpartum care to providing gynecological check-ups and family planning services. Traits such as trustworthiness and reliabilit are valuable for nurse midwives to have.
Day-to-day responsibilities include monitoring patients' health through the entire pregnancy, offering support during and after pregnancy, and providing emergency care if needed. To become a certified nurse midwife, completion of a accredited program of midwifery is necessary. Additionally, prospective nurse midwives must pass a national certification exam and have a graduate level degree.
1. Lodging ManagerSee Related Jobs >>
Lodging managers oversee the operations of a hotel office and ensure that business is profitable. This requires an ability to move to different areas to run inspections or otherwise supervise the functioning of the establishment. Managers cheerfully greet guests, answer their questions, and handle their concerns. Lodging managers are required to interact with hotel guests and other team members on a regular basis.
This is an ideal career for extroverts who welcome the opportunity to socialize with people every day. While an associate or bachelor’s degree may make a candidate more competitive, most lodging managers can enter the field with only a high school diploma. Once a manager has gained more experience, he or she can qualify for higher paying positions at larger hotel chains.
2. Food Service ManagerSee Related Jobs >>
Food service managers oversee the operations of restaurants and other dining establishments. Their responsibility is to ensure that customers are satisfied and employees are doing their jobs. Managers also take care of business matters such as ordering supplies and inventory and managing the restaurant's budget. Because this job requires constant interaction with customers and all employees within the company, it is well suited for someone with an extroverted personality.
The best managers are those who can be in a chaotic environment and maintain a steady and peaceful demeanor. While there are degree programs available for those working in the food service field, most managers enter the field with a high school diploma and gain work experience in the industry. Management positions often require on-the-job training after hiring.
3. Gaming Supervisor
Gaming supervisors are responsible for running casino operations. Supervisors move from table to table and ensure guests are satisfied and understand the rules of house. The most successful candidates have strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
Those with extroverted personalities tend to enjoy working in the fast-paced social environment of a casino. Most supervisor positions accept employees with a high school diploma or GED, but may also require a license from a regulatory agency. Larger casinos use their own training programs to certify employees. Candidates with previous experience working in a casino are often given preference.
4. Flight AttendantSee Related Jobs >>
Flight attendants instruct passengers on safety regulations, ensure the plane is clean, and serve guests food and drinks. They also secure the plane for takeoff and landing, write flight reports, and handle passenger concerns. The hours can be long and unpredictable. Working as a flight attendant is a strong career choice for those with extroverted personalities because of the extended amounts of time spent in the company of others. Airlines also prefer candidates who are easily approachable, energetic, and attentive. Flight attendants must be 18 years of age or older and hold a high school diploma.
5. ChoreographerSee Related Jobs >>
Choreographers arrange dance moves in difference sequences to create performances. There are many different kinds of choreography, from teaching in a classroom to training actors for plays or movies. Choreographers select music, train assistants, and teach their performance arrangements to other dancers. In a theater setting, choreographers must be in close communication with directors and others on the production staff.
The outward physical expression of dancing along with the social element of teaching others to dance makes choreography an excellent job for extroverts. Most dancers begin training at a young age and gain experience with choreography as they develop as dancers. While a career in choreography does not require formal education, a degree in a fine arts discipline can help signal competence.
6. Fitness Trainer or Aerobics InstructorSee Related Jobs >>
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors teach groups or individuals aerobic exercise routines and healthy lifestyle habits. Class routines are created with carefully selected exercises and paired with music. Fitness trainers have an in-depth understanding of the human body and what exercises would benefit an individual based on each person's strengths and past experiences with fitness.
This career is well suited for those with extroverted personalities who like to physically engage in helping people. There are opportunities in this field to teach, either in one-on-one sessions or group classes. To become a fitness trainer and aerobics instructor, a high school diploma and completed certifications are often - but not always - necessary.
7. Community Health WorkerSee Related Jobs >>
Community health workers promote and communicate accurate public health information to certain populations. Daily activities include improving access to health information through outreach programs or events. Some health workers provide personalized counseling and even make home visits to encourage and educate their community on health issues.
Extroverts make excellent community health workers because they are usually comfortable reaching out to those around them in the community. This position also provides constant opportunities to interact with members of the community and be a friend to those in need. The work load varies based on the kind of position, but typically all necessary training is given on-site by employers. More important than a college degree is a willingness to put in the time and effort to learn the necessary skills.
8. Ticket Agent or Travel ClerkSee Related Jobs >>
Reservation and transportation agents work with clients to plan and confirm direct travel arrangements. Agents answer questions and concerns and help keep customers satisfied throughout their entire travel planning process. While some positions operate remotely over the phone or internet to assist customers in making reservations, many agents can be found in bustling airports, piers, or stations, where they interact face-to-face with numerous people each day.
Extroverts may find these in-person positions more rewarding than helping book travel over the phone, but there are agent positions available to all who enjoy interacting with customers in a front-end position. To become a reservation and transportation ticket agent, a high school diploma is necessary. Most agents gain company-specific training during the first few weeks of working.
9. Medical Equipment Preparers
Medical equipment preparers manage, clean, and transfer healthcare equipment. They also install medical equipment and inspect it for necessary repairs. These positions are indispensable in any medical office and critical in surgical and critical care units. While this position works behind-the-scenes in the medical field, equipment preparers work in close-knit teams.
Employees who are extroverts will enjoy the frequent contact with a variety of doctors, specialists, and other coworkers. This is an entry-level position for applicants with a high school diploma or GED. Often, students who are pursuing a medical college degree work as medical equipment preparers while they complete their formal education. There are also opportunities to move into leadership positions depending on skill and tenure.
10. Travel GuideSee Related Jobs >>
Travel guides introduce or narrate popular attractions to visiting tourists. Guides are responsible for enhancing the tourist experience by planning tour routes and providing in-depth information about local attractions. A strong work ethic is critical to success in this position, as peak traveling times often occur on weekends and holidays.
Extroverts are strong candidates for travel guide positions, as they are easy to talk to and bring a fresh and exciting energy to the tour. Tour guides will be constantly meeting and engaging with people from all over the world each day. There are no formal educational requirements to be a travel guide. The main skills needed to succeed in this position include the ability to clearly communicate to a group and a vast knowledge of local attractions.
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