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Occupations that Attract Responders

Here is a sample of occupations that appeal to Responders. 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 Responders (ESTPs)

Compliance Officers

Correctional Officers and Jailers

Cost Estimators

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents

Forest Fire Fighters

General and Operations Managers

Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

Sales Engineers

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agent

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers

Compassionate Responders (ESFPs)

Child Care Workers

Commercial and Industrial Designers

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

Medical Assistants


Police Patrol Officers

Recreational Therapists

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

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

Read Responder 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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