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Occupations that Attract Explorers

Here is a sample of occupations that appeal to Explorers. Use this list as a starting point for thinking about the kind of work that might appeal to you. Many more occupations that attract your type are listed in What’s Your Type of Career? 2nd edition.

As you read through the occupations consider why each kind of work might appeal to someone who shares your preferences. When choosing your own career options, remember that you have unique interests, skills, values, and constraints. Your ideal work may be self-employment or something else not covered in these sample occupations.

Click on any of the occupations to find extensive information about it from the O*NET website including skills and preparation required to enter the occupation, work activities, interests, values, salary, and much more. The O*NET also has lists of related occupations at the bottom of each occupational description.

Logical Explorers (ENTPs)

Advertising Sales Agents

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio

Graphic Designers

Investment Fund Managers

Meeting and Convention Planners

Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing

Training and Development Specialists

Urban and Regional Planners

Compassionate Explorers (ENFPs)


Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors

Fine Artists

Preschool Teachers

Producers and Directors

Real Estate Sales Agents

Social and Human Service Assistants


Teacher Assistants

Travel Agents

To find out more about the Explorer, go to the Explorer main page.

Read Explorer career success tips and strategies, or add your career success story.

Not sure of your type? Learn more on the What’s Your Type pages.

Information on this page has been excerpted from What’s Your Type of Career? 2nd edition.


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