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Investigative

Are you:

  • inquisitive
  • analytical
  • scientific
  • observant
  • precise
  • scholarly
  • cautious
  • intellectually self-confident
  • introspective
  • reserved
  • broad-minded
  • independent
  • logical
  • complex
  • curious 

Can You:

  • think abstractly
  • solve math problems
  • understand scientific theories
  • do complex calculations
  • use a microscope or computer
  • interpret formulas 

Like to

  • explore a variety of ideas
  • use computers
  • work independently
  • perform lab experiments
  • read scientific or technical journals
  • analyze data
  • deal with abstractions
  • do research
  • be challenged 

Hobbies

  • Book club
  • Astronomy
  • Crossword puzzles/board games
  • Preservation of endangered species
  • Computers
  • Visiting museums
  • Collecting rocks, stamps, coins, etc.
  • Amateur Radio
  • Recreational flying 
 

Career Possibilities

  • Actuary
  • Agronomist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Anthropologist
  • Archeologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Cardiopulmonary Technician
  • Cartographer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemist
  • Chiropractor
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • Economist
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Geographer
  • Geologist
  • Hazardous Waste Technician
  • Horticulturist
  • Industrial Arts Teacher
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Medical Lab Technologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician, General Practice
  • Physician Assistant
  • Psychologist
  • Research Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Statistician
  • Technical Writer
  • Veterinarian
  • Web Site Developer

For more information on any of these career options, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.