Top Jobs Suited for People with an Investigative Personality

Do you have an investigative personality? Do you like to figure out how and why things work the way they do? If so, you might want to consider working in a job that suits your personality. By switching your line of work you will be able to challenge yourself more and feel accomplished in your career. So, which jobs are best for those who have an investigative personality? Read on to find the answer…

Top investigative careers that offer most new jobs in the US by 2016

By the year 2016, these investigative careers will offer the most new jobs in the United States:

  • Physicians and surgeons
  • Medical scientists
  • Veterinarians
  • Pharmacists
  • Management analysts
  • Dentists
  • Biochemists and Biophysicists
  • Computer software engineers
  • Computer support specialists
  • Computer systems analysts

As you look at this list, do any of these jobs stand out at you? Or, do any of them match your career path or degree earned? If so, you have already been working in an investigative job.

Investigative career paths

So, what career path should you take if you have an investigative personality? We will answer that question by providing you with a list of jobs in multiple categories for such a personality.

Health sciences

In the health sciences field, you can work as a dentist or as a veterinarian. Both of these positions help to satisfy people who have an investigative personality because of the study involved and the work performed on patients during office visits or surgical procedures.

Laboratory and medical technology

Forensic science has become a very popular job these days for those with investigative personalities. This career path combines the social sciences, life sciences, biomedical and physical evidence in order to analyze human testimony and criminal suspects.

Another job in this category is that of paramedic, or emergency medical technician. Paramedics respond in ambulances to medical emergencies throughout their community. They must be able to assess and analyze the scene and the patient in order to determine what type of treatment to provide prior to and during transport of the patient to the hospital.

Computer science

When one thinks of investigative careers, computer science may seem like the last option. However, consider that a career in Bioinformatics is a very difficult career path, but one that involves a lot of investigative work. This position requires the employee to use technologies on computers to research biomedical, biological and biotechnology issues.

Another investigative job is that of computer software engineering. In this position, the employee will apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, verification, analysis, maintenance and implementation of software systems using multiple computer languages.


Systems engineering is another popular job for those with investigative personalities. This position will see the employee apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, verification, analysis, maintenance and implementation to engineering issues.

Agricultural engineering uses scientific principles to improve equipment and facilities used to process, produce and store agricultural products.

If you are planning a career change so your new job meets what your investigative personality requires, be sure to take a long look at the professions discussed in this post before making a switch.


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