Career Guides

Ready to explore some careers? At The Career Project, we think time spent in “career exploration mode” is a great investment! You can search and sort the below table however you like. Or if you want a little guidance then consider taking a career test first, and we’ll suggest several careers for you to take a deeper look at.

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Career GuideCategorySub CategoryPersonality Type
Account ExecutiveMarketing & Sales
Account ManagerMarketing & Sales
AccountantFinanceConventional, Enterprising
Actor/ActressMedia & FilmArtistic, Enterprising
ActuaryFinanceConventional, Investigative, Enterprising
AcupuncturistHealthcareAllied HealthCD (Perfectionist), Social, Realistic, Investigative
Administrative SupportBusinessEnterprising, Conventional, Social
Air Traffic ControllerTransportation & LogisticsEnterprising, Conventional
AnesthesiologistHealthcareMedicalInvestigative, Realistic, Social
Animal BehavioristScience & TechAnimal Health
App DeveloperComputers & ITInvestigative, Realistic, Conventional
ArchitectConstructionArtistic, Investigative, Enterprising, Realistic
Art DirectorMarketing & SalesArtistic, Enterprising
ArtistArts & Humanities
Athletic TrainerHealthcarePhysical HealthSocial, Realistic, Investigative
Audio TechnicianMedia & FilmRealistic, Investigative, Conventional
AudiologistHealthcareAllied HealthInvestigative, Social
Auto Body TechnicianVocational (Trades)Realistic
Auto MechanicVocational (Trades)
Bank TellerFinanceConventional, Enterprising
BankerFinance
BookkeeperFinanceConventional, Enterprising
BrickmasonVocational (Trades)Realistic, Conventional, Investigative
Bus DriverTransportation & LogisticsRealistic, Social
CarpenterConstructionRealistic, Conventional, Investigative
ChefHospitality & TourismEnterprising, Realistic, Artistic
Chemical EngineerEngineeringInvestigative, Realistic
ChemistScience & TechInvestigative, Realistic, Conventional
Child PsychologistHealthcareMental HealthInvestigative, Social, Artistic
ChildcareHuman ServicesSocial, Artistic
ChiropractorHealthcareAllied HealthSocial, Investigative, Realistic
Civil EngineerEngineeringRealistic, Investigative, Conventional
Claims AdjusterFinanceConventional, Enterprising
ClergyHuman ServicesSocial, Enterprising, Artistic
Clinical PsychologistHealthcareMental HealthInvestigative, Social, Artistic
College ProfessorEducationTeacher
Computer NetworkingComputers & ITInvestigative, Realistic, Conventional, Enterprising
Computer ProgrammerComputers & ITInvestigative, Conventional
Construction ManagerConstructionEnterprising, Realistic, Conventional
Construction WorkerConstructionRealistic, Conventional
ControllerFinanceConventional, Enterprising
CookHospitality & Tourism
CopywriterMarketing & SalesEnterprising, Artistic
Correctional OfficerPublic ServicesCorrectionsRealistic, Enterprising, Conventional
CounselorHealthcareMental HealthSocial, Investigative, Artistic
Court ReporterLegalConventional, Enterprising
CuratorArts & HumanitiesEnterprising, Conventional, Artistic, Investigative
Customer ServiceBusinessEnterprising, Social, Conventional
CybersecurityComputers & IT
Daycare WorkerHuman ServicesSocial, Artistic
Dental AssistantHealthcareOral CareConventional, Realistic, Social
Dental HygienistHealthcareOral CareSocial, Realistic, Conventional
DentistHealthcareOral CareInvestigative, Realistic, Social
DetectivePublic ServicesEnterprising, Investigative
Diesel MechanicVocational (Trades)
Dietetic TechnicianHealthcareAllied HealthSocial, Investigative, Realistic
DieticianHealthcareAllied HealthInvestigative, Social, Enterprising
DirectorMedia & FilmEnterprising, Artistic
EconomistFinanceInvestigative, Conventional, Enterprising
EditorMedia & FilmArtistic, Enterprising, Conventional
Electrical EngineerEngineeringInvestigative, Realistic
ElectricianVocational (Trades)Realistic, Investigative, Conventional
Elementary School TeacherEducationTeacherSocial, Artistic, Conventional
Environmental EngineerEngineeringInvestigative, Realistic, Conventional
EpidemiologistScience & TechLife SciencesInvestigative, Social
Equipment OperatorVocational (Trades)
Event PlannerMarketing & SalesEnterprising, Conventional, Social
ExecutiveBusinessEnterprising, Conventional
Exercise PhysiologistHealthcarePhysical HealthSocial, Investigative, Realistic
Express Delivery DriverTransportation & LogisticsRealistic, Conventional
Fashion DesignerArts & HumanitiesArtistic, Enterprising, Realistic
FilmmakerMedia & FilmEnterprising, Artistic
Financial AdvisorFinanceEnterprising, Conventional, Social
Financial AnalystFinanceConventional, Investigative, Enterprising
FirefighterPublic ServicesEmergency Services
Flight AttendantTransportation & LogisticsEnterprising, Social, Conventional
Flooring InstallerVocational (Trades)Realistic, Conventional
Food TechnicianScience & TechRealistic, Investigative, Conventional
Forensic AccountantFinanceConventional, Enterprising
Forensic PsychologistHealthcareMental HealthInvestigative, Social, Artistic
FundraiserMarketing & SalesEnterprising, Conventional, Artistic
Game DeveloperComputers & IT
General ContractorConstructionEnterprising, Realistic, Conventional
GeologistScience & TechInvestigative, Realistic
Graphic DesignerMarketing & SalesArtistic, Realistic, Enterprising
HairdresserHuman ServicesArtistic, Enterprising, Social, Realistic
Healthcare AdministratorHealthcareAdministration
High School TeacherEducationTeacherSocial, Artistic, Enterprising
HistorianArts & HumanitiesInvestigative
Home Healthcare AideHealthcareAllied HealthSocial, Realistic
Human ResourcesBusinessEnterprising, Conventional, Social
HVAC TechnicianVocational (Trades)Realistic, Conventional, Investigative
Industrial – Organizational PsychologistBusinessConventional, Enterprising
Industrial EngineerEngineeringInvestigative, Conventional, Enterprising, Realistic
Insurance AgentFinanceEnterprising, Conventional, Social
Insurance UnderwriterFinanceConventional, Enterprising, Investigative
Interior DesignerArts & HumanitiesArtistic, Enterprising
Internet MarketerMarketing & Sales
InternistHealthcareMedicalInvestigative, Social, Realistic
InterpreterHuman ServicesArtistic, Social
Investment BankerFinanceEnterprising, Conventional
IT Project ManagerComputers & ITEnterprising, Conventional
IT SupportComputers & ITRealistic, Investigative, Conventional, Social
JournalistMedia & FilmArtistic, Enterprising, Investigative
Kindergarten TeacherEducationTeacherSocial, Artistic
Landscape ArchitectConstructionArtistic, Investigative, Realistic, Enterprising
Law ClerkLegalConventional, Enterprising, Investigative
LawyerLegalEnterprising, Investigative, Artistic
Legal SecretaryLegalConventional, Enterprising
LibrarianEducationConventional, Social, Enterprising
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)HealthcareNursingSocial, Realistic
Loan OfficerFinanceConventional, Enterprising, Social
Logistics ManagerTransportation & LogisticsEnterprising, Conventional
MachinistVocational (Trades)Realistic, Conventional, Investigative
Mail CarrierTransportation & LogisticsConventional, Realistic
Management ConsultantBusinessInvestigative, Enterprising, Conventional
Marketing AssistantMarketing & Sales
Marketing ManagerMarketing & SalesEnterprising, Conventional
Massage TherapistHealthcareAllied HealthSocial, Realistic
Mechanical EngineerEngineeringInvestigative, Realistic, Conventional
Medical AssistantHealthcareMedicalSocial, Conventional, Realistic
Medical Billing & CodingHealthcareAdministrationConventional, Enterprising
Medical SecretaryHealthcareAdministrationConventional, Social
Medical TechnicianHealthcareMedicalRealistic, Investigative, Conventional, Social
Medical TranscriptionistHealthcareAdministrationConventional, Realistic
MicrobiologistScience & TechLife SciencesInvestigative, Realistic
Middle School TeacherEducationTeacherSocial, Artistic
MilitaryPublic Services
ModelMedia & FilmArtistic, Enterprising, Realistic
Mortgage Loan OfficerFinanceConventional, Enterprising, Social
NannyHuman ServicesSocial, Artistic, Enterprising, Conventional
Nuclear EngineerEngineeringInvestigative, Realistic, Conventional
Nurse MidwifeHealthcareNursingSocial, Investigative
Nurse PractitionerHealthcareNursingSocial, Investigative, Realistic
Nursing Assistant (CNA)HealthcareNursingSocial, Conventional, Realistic
NutritionistHealthcareAllied HealthInvestigative, Social, Enterprising
Occupational TherapistHealthcareAllied HealthSocial, Investigative
Operations ManagerBusinessEnterprising, Conventional, Social
Ophthalmic TechnicianHealthcareVision CareConventional, Social, Realistic
OphthalmologistHealthcareVision CareInvestigative, Social, Realistic
OpticianHealthcareVision CareEnterprising, Conventional, Realistic, Social
OptometristHealthcareVision CareInvestigative, Social, Realistic
OrthodontistHealthcareOral CareInvestigative, Realistic, Social
ParalegalLegalConventional, Investigative, Enterprising
Paramedic (EMT)Public ServicesEmergency ServicesRealistic, Social
Pastry ChefHospitality & TourismEnterprising, Realistic, Artistic
PathologistScience & TechLife SciencesInvestigative, Realistic
PediatricianHealthcareMedicalInvestigative, Social
Personal Driver (Uber, Lyft)Transportation & LogisticsRealistic, Enterprising
Personal TrainerHealthcarePhysical HealthSocial, Realistic, Enterprising
Petroleum EngineerEngineeringInvestigative, Realistic, Conventional
PharmacistHealthcareInvestigative, Conventional, Social
Pharmacy TechnicianHealthcareConventional, Realistic
PhotographerArts & HumanitiesArtistic, Realistic
Physical TherapistHealthcarePhysical HealthSocial, Investigative, Realistic
Physical Therapist AssistantHealthcareAllied HealthSocial, Realistic, Investigative
Physician (General)HealthcareMedicalInvestigative, Social, Realistic
Physician (Specialist)HealthcareMedical
Physician AssistantHealthcareMedicalSocial, Investigative, Realistic
PilotTransportation & LogisticsRealistic, Conventional, Investigative
PipefitterVocational (Trades)Realistic, Conventional
PlumberVocational (Trades)Realistic, Conventional, Investigative
PodiatristHealthcareMedicalInvestigative, Social, Realistic
Police OfficerPublic ServicesEmergency ServicesRealistic, Enterprising, Conventional, Social
Preschool TeacherEducationTeacherSocial, Artistic
Private InvestigatorPublic ServicesEnterprising, Conventional
Probation OfficerPublic ServicesCorrectionsSocial, Enterprising, Conventional
ProducerMedia & FilmEnterprising, Artistic
PsychiatristHealthcareMental HealthInvestigative, Social, Artistic
PsychologistHealthcareMental HealthInvestigative, Social, Artistic
Purchasing ManagerBusinessEnterprising, Conventional
Reading SpecialistEducation
Real Estate Agent (Realtor)Marketing & SalesEnterprising, Conventional
Recreational TherapistHealthcareAllied HealthSocial, Artistic
Registered Nurse (RN)HealthcareNursingSocial, Investigative, Conventional
Research TechnicianScience & Tech
Respiratory TherapistHealthcareMedicalSocial, Investigative, Realistic
Retail ManagementBusiness
RooferVocational (Trades)Realistic, Conventional
Sales ManagerMarketing & SalesEnterprising, Conventional
Sales RepresentativeMarketing & SalesEnterprising, Conventional
School AdministrationEducationEnterprising, Social, Conventional
School NurseHealthcareNursingSocial, Investigative, Conventional
School PsychologistHealthcareMental HealthInvestigative, Social
Security GuardPublic ServicesSecurityRealistic, Conventional, Enterprising
Server (Waiter/Waitress)Hospitality & TourismSocial, Enterprising, Conventional, Realistic
Sign Language InterpreterHuman ServicesArtistic, Social
Social WorkerHuman Services
Software DeveloperComputers & ITInvestigative, Conventional, Realistic
Software QAComputers & ITInvestigative, Conventional, Realistic
Special Education TeacherEducationTeacherSocial, Artistic
Speech PathologistHealthcareAllied HealthSocial, Investigative, Artistic
Speech TherapistHealthcareAllied HealthSocial, Investigative, Artistic
StatisticianScience & TechConventional, Investigative
SteamfitterVocational (Trades)Realistic, Conventional
StockbrokerFinanceEnterprising, Conventional
SurveyorConstructionRealistic, Conventional, Investigative
Systems AnalystComputers & ITInvestigative, Conventional, Realistic
Teacher AssistantEducationSocial, Conventional
Teacher’s AideEducationSocial, Conventional
TherapistHealthcareMental HealthSocial, Investigative, Artistic
Travel AgentHospitality & TourismEnterprising, Conventional
Truck Driver (CDL)Transportation & LogisticsRealistic, Conventional
TutorEducationSocial, Investigative
Ultrasound TechnicianHealthcareMedicalInvestigative, Social, Realistic
VeterinarianScience & TechAnimal HealthInvestigative, Realistic
Veterinary TechnicianScience & TechAnimal HealthRealistic, Investigative
Warehouse ManagerTransportation & LogisticsEnterprising, Conventional
Web DeveloperComputers & ITConventional, Investigative, Realistic, Artistic
WelderVocational (Trades)Realistic, Conventional
WriterArts & HumanitiesArtistic, Investigative