Best Careers for Extroverts

Stan T.Career

Here are two simple questions. Answer just yes or no.
  1. Do you feel comfortable being in a group? Yes or no.
  2. Do you prefer working with others? Yes or no.
If you answer yes to the two questions above then you are most likely an extrovert. If you feel more comfortable being in a small group and prefer working alone, you are most likely an introvert. Find out the best jobs for introverts. So you think you’re an extrovert? Before you read the list of the best jobs for extroverts.

How we created the list of the best jobs for extroverts

We want you to understand our methodology when choosing these careers. We don’t want people commenting below saying things like: “Pilots are not for extroverts. They are in their cockpit for 90% of the time.” “As a transportation manager, I’m in my office all the time doing stupid paperwork. This list is b***s***.” What methodology did we use to come up with the list? There are 3 main criteria we look at when researching and picking out the best careers for extroverts.
  1. How much of their work is spent interacting with others?
  2. How important is teamwork in their job?
  3. How important is it for them to coordinate or lead others in their job?
Now that’s out of the way. Here are 15 of the best jobs for extroverts.

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The Best Jobs for Extroverts

  1. Oral Surgeons
  2. What they do

    They perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects. May diagnose problems of the oral and maxillofacial regions. May perform surgery to improve function or appearance.

    • Administer general and local anesthetics.
    • Collaborate with other professionals, such as restorative dentists and orthodontists, to plan treatment.
    • Evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth to determine whether problems exist currently or might occur in the future.
    • Perform surgery to prepare the mouth for dental implants, and to aid in the regeneration of deficient bone and gum tissues.

    How much they make

    $242370

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  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. What they do

    They diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

    • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
    • Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
    • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, or examination results.
    • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.

    How much they make

    $211780

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  5. Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers
  6. What they do

    They pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport Pilot certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.

    • Work as part of a flight team with other crew members, especially during takeoffs and landings.
    • Use instrumentation to guide flights when visibility is poor.
    • Start engines, operate controls, and pilot airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight, adhering to flight plans, regulations, and procedures.
    • Contact control towers for takeoff clearances, arrival instructions, and other information, using radio equipment.

    How much they make

    $169560

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  7. Pharmacists
  8. What they do

    They dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

    • Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
    • Provide information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and proper medication storage.
    • Maintain records, such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, or registries of poisons, narcotics, or controlled drugs.
    • Work in hospitals or clinics or for Health Management Organizations (HMOs), dispensing prescriptions, serving as a medical team consultant, or specializing in specific drug therapy areas, such as oncology or nuclear pharmacotherapy.

    How much they make

    $123670

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  9. Quality Control Systems Managers
  10. What they do

    They plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.

    • Collect and analyze production samples to evaluate quality.
    • Analyze quality control test results and provide feedback and interpretation to production management or staff.
    • Stop production if serious product defects are present.
    • Monitor performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.

    How much they make

    $113370

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  11. Art Directors
  12. What they do

    They formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.

    • Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
    • Manage own accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements.
    • Confer with creative, art, copywriting, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts and to coordinate creative activities.
    • Present final layouts to clients for approval.

    How much they make

    $104590

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  13. Transportation Managers
  14. What they do

    They plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.

    • Plan, organize, or manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
    • Direct activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles, such as aircraft or railroad cars.
    • Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts, environmental policies, or government regulations.
    • Serve as contact persons for all workers within assigned territories.

    How much they make

    $102850

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  15. Lodging Managers
  16. What they do

    They plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

    • Answer inquiries pertaining to hotel policies and services, and resolve occupants' complaints.
    • Participate in financial activities, such as the setting of room rates, the establishment of budgets, and the allocation of funds to departments.
    • Confer and cooperate with other managers to ensure coordination of hotel activities.
    • Greet and register guests.

    How much they make

    $62270

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  17. Meeting, Convention and Event Planners
  18. What they do

    They coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

    • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
    • Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.
    • Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.
    • Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs.

    How much they make

    $53730

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  19. Forest Fire Inspectors
  20. What they do

    They enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

    • Relay messages about emergencies, accidents, locations of crew and personnel, and fire hazard conditions.
    • Conduct wildland firefighting training.
    • Estimate sizes and characteristics of fires, and report findings to base camps by radio or telephone.
    • Direct crews working on firelines during forest fires.

    How much they make

    $49610

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  21. Radio Operators
  22. What they do

    They receive and transmit communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment.

    • Operate sound-recording equipment to record signals and preserve broadcasts for purposes such as analysis by intelligence personnel.
    • Monitor emergency frequencies to detect distress calls and respond by dispatching emergency equipment.
    • Send, receive, and interpret coded messages.
    • Communicate with receiving operators to exchange transmission instructions.

    How much they make

    $44710

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  23. Loan Interviewers and Clerks
  24. What they do

    They interview loan applicants to elicit information; investigate applicants' backgrounds and verify references; prepare loan request papers; and forward findings, reports, and documents to appraisal department. Review loan papers to ensure completeness, and complete transactions between loan establishment, borrowers, and sellers upon approval of loan.

    • Verify and examine information and accuracy of loan application and closing documents.
    • Assemble and compile documents for loan closings, such as title abstracts, insurance forms, loan forms, and tax receipts.
    • Record applications for loan and credit, loan information, and disbursements of funds, using computers.
    • Submit loan applications with recommendation for underwriting approval.

    How much they make

    $41310

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  25. Dental Assistants
  26. What they do

    They assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

    • Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist dentist during dental procedures.
    • Record treatment information in patient records.
    • Expose dental diagnostic x-rays.
    • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.

    How much they make

    $39770

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  27. Veterinary Technicians
  28. What they do

    They perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.

    • Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
    • Maintain controlled drug inventory and related log books.
    • Administer anesthesia to animals, under the direction of a veterinarian, and monitor animals' responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.
    • Restrain animals during exams or procedures.

    How much they make

    $35560

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  29. Orderlies
  30. What they do

    They transport patients to areas such as operating rooms or x-ray rooms using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds. May maintain stocks of supplies or clean and transport equipment.

    • Lift or assist others to lift patients to move them on or off beds, examination tables, surgical tables, or stretchers.
    • Transport patients to treatment units, testing units, operating rooms, or other areas, using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds.
    • Disinfect or sterilize equipment or supplies, using germicides or sterilizing equipment.
    • Clean equipment, such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, or portable medical equipment, documenting needed repairs or maintenance.

    How much they make

    $29840

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Additional resources for extroverts

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Everything you need to know about extroversion
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