Best Careers for Natural Leaders

Stan T.

Are you someone who likes leading a team and making decisions? You like work that involves starting up and carrying out projects.

You are someone who prefers taking action rather than sitting around and thinking about things.

You are adventurous and ambitious.

You like managing people and projects
You like using your social skills to reach your goals
You are someone who takes action
You dislike analytical work

If the above description fits your personality, here are some of the best careers that suit your Leader personality type.


Chief Executives

12 reviews
determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
Salary: $200140
Education: Master's degree
High job satisfaction

Marketing Managers

7 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.
Salary: $147240
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Lawyers

25 reviews
Lawyers represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Salary: $144230
Education: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
Strong job growth


Training Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.
Salary: $121730
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Judges and Magistrates

arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Salary: $121130
Education: Doctoral degree
High job satisfaction

Investment Fund Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate investment strategy or operations for a large pool of liquid assets supplied by institutional investors or individual investors.
Salary: $115590
Education: Master's degree
High job satisfaction


Medical and Health Services Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.
Salary: $113730
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Industrial Production Managers

2 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Salary: $113370
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Construction Managers

9 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Salary: $103110
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Logistics Managers

4 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.
Salary: $102850
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

IT Project Managers

plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.
Salary: $93350
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Producers

4 reviews
plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.
Salary: $89840
Education: Bachelor's degree


TV Directors

interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.
Salary: $89840
Education: Bachelor's degree

Program Directors

direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.
Salary: $89840
Education: Bachelor's degree

Fitness Coordinators

manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.
Salary: $89570
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Emergency Management Directors

plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.
Salary: $82570
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Ship Pilots

command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, or sounds, or on rivers, lakes, or bays. Must be licensed by U.S. Coast Guard with limitations indicating class and tonnage of vessels for which license is valid and route and waters that may be piloted.
Salary: $82380
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Nursery and Greenhouse Managers

plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.
Salary: $79940
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction


Aquacultural Managers

direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in fish hatchery production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.
Salary: $79940
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Clinical Nurse Specialists

plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.
Salary: $75510
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Social and Community Service Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Salary: $71670
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Lodging Managers

2 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.
Salary: $62270
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Real Estate Sales Agents

8 reviews
rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.
Salary: $61720
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Food Service Managers

1 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Salary: $58960
Education: No degree required


Meeting, Convention and Event Planners

4 reviews
coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.
Salary: $53730
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Chefs and Head Cooks

2 reviews
direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
Salary: $52160
Education: Associate's degree




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