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Career Possibilities Guide for Investigative Types

The “Thinkers”

Investigative types are scientific and lab-oriented, and are fascinated by how things work.  They tend to have logical and mathematical abilities.  They are complex, curious, research-oriented, cool, calm and collected individuals.  You are not limited to the careers listed below.  Before choosing your career and college major, research the career thoroughly to find out the career description, job outlook, salary range, and educational level.

Actuary
Aerospace Engineer
Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Anesthesiologist
Animal  Scientists & Breeders
Anthropologist
Archeologists
Archivists
Astronomers
Audiologist
Avionics Technician
Biologists
Biomedical Equipment Technician
Cardiovascular Technicians
Chemical Engineer
Chemist
Chiropractor
City and Regional Planning Aides
Civil Engineer
Claim Adjuster/Examiner
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Clinical Laboratory Technician
Computer Engineer
Computer Network Manager
Computer Programmer
Computer Security Specialists
Computer Software Engineers
Computer Support Specialists
Curators
Database Administrator
Dental Laboratory Technician
Dentist
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Dietitian
Economist
Electrical/Electronics Engineer
Electronics Technician
Electrician
Engineering Technician
Environmental Engineer
Environmental Science and Protection
Financial Analysts
Fire Investigators
Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers
Food Science Technicians
Forensic Science Technicians
Forensic Scientist

Forester
Geographer
Geologist
Geriatric Social Worker
Hydrogeologist
Industrial Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Marketing Research Analyst
Mathematician
Mechanical Engineer
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Metallurgical Engineer
Meteorologist
Nuclear Engineers
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse, Registered
Occupational Safety Professional
Oceanographer
Optometrist
Orthodontists
Petroleum Engineer
Pharmacist
Physician
Physician Assistant
Physicist
Podiatrist
Political Scientist
Product Safety Engineers
Psychiatrist
Psychologist, Research
Radiologist
Rehabilitation Counselor
Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
School Psychologists
Sociologist
Soil Conservationist
Speech-Language Pathologist
Statistician
Systems Analyst
Urban/Regional Planner
Veterinarian
Veterinary Technician
Website Specialist
Wildlife Biologist

For more information, visit the Career Exploration Room C138.

Sources:  SIGI3 and Texas Wesleyan University Career Services, 2009