Best Careers for Analytical Thinkers

Stan T.

Are you someone who likes working with ideas that require an extensive amount of thinking?

You like work that has to do with ideas and thinking rather than physical activity or leading people. You prefer searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

You are someone who is analytical, intellectual, and reserved.

You like solving problems mentally
You prefer thinking rather than talking
You like working on intellectual problems
You dislike leadership roles

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


Prosthodontists

construct oral prostheses to replace missing teeth and other oral structures to correct natural and acquired deformation of mouth and jaws, to restore and maintain oral function, such as chewing and speaking, and to improve appearance.
Salary: $191400
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Pharmacists

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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.
Salary: $123670
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Aerospace Engineers

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perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Salary: $117100
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction


Economists

conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
Salary: $116020
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Astronomers

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observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.
Salary: $111090
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth

Nuclear Engineers

conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.
Salary: $110790
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth


Electronics Engineers

research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.
Salary: $107930
Education: Bachelor's degree

Veterinarians

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diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.
Salary: $105240
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Photonics Engineers

design technologies specializing in light information or light energy, such as laser or fiber optics technology.
Salary: $99410
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction


Energy Engineers

design, develop, or evaluate energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency during the designing, building, or remodeling stages of construction. May specialize in electrical systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; green buildings; lighting; air quality; or energy procurement.
Salary: $99410
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Mechatronics Engineers

research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.
Salary: $99410
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Microsystems Engineers

research, design, develop, or test microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.
Salary: $99410
Education: Master's degree
High job satisfaction


Marine Architects

design and oversee construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures such as ships, barges, tugs, dredges, submarines, torpedoes, floats, and buoys. May confer with marine engineers.
Salary: $98970
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Materials Engineers

evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.
Salary: $96930
Education: Bachelor's degree

Biomedical Engineers

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apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.
Salary: $95090
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth


GIS Scientists

research or develop geospatial technologies. May produce databases, perform applications programming, or coordinate projects. May specialize in areas such as agriculture, mining, health care, retail trade, urban planning, or military intelligence.
Salary: $93350
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Computer Programmers

create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
Salary: $89580
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Hydrologists

research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.
Salary: $82790
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth


Microbiologists

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investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.
Salary: $81150
Education: Bachelor's degree

Food Scientists and Technologists

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use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
Salary: $72570
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Soil and Plant Scientists

conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.
Salary: $70630
Education: Doctoral degree


Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

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study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats.
Salary: $67760
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Animal Scientists

conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.
Salary: $67690
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth

Archeologists

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conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from human remains, artifacts, architectural features, and structures recovered through excavation, underwater recovery, or other means of discovery.
Salary: $65310
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth


Medical Laboratory Technologists

perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.
Salary: $53880
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth




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