Do you often find yourself in social situations where you are the center of attention and are always entertaining people around you? Do you thrive on talking to others and feel most creative when doing so? If you answered yes, this means you are an extrovert who is energized by being around other people.
You can easily become bored when you are not entertaining and need attention to do your best work. You’re very capable of thinking on your two feet and need a professional environment where you are working as part of a team and have the opportunity to network with others. As you’re naturally confident and outgoing, finding a job that plays to your strong character could be the key to finding happiness in your career. Luckily, there is a range of jobs that suit your character traits – some that may not have even crossed your mind.
To find some inspiration continue reading our list of awesome jobs for extroverts below:
Despite belief, Lawyers don’t spend all their time locked in courtroom battles. A lot of their work is behind-the-scenes, communicating with clients, judges, and colleagues, investigating legal matters, collecting evidence and drafting legal documents. The most rewarding part of the job is when you are shining in the courtroom and forming a compelling statement for your defendant.
Perfect for: someone with good judgement; it is the key to being a successful lawyer
Avoid if: you back down easily
Salary: £25,000 - £90,000
Qualifications: A degree in law is a must, after University you will need to go to law school to qualify for a training contract within a firm
2. Sales Manager
Are you the competitive type that always wants to be the best? Can you convince people that black, is, in fact, white? If so, this position is perfect for you. Sales involves communication with over 50 people a day and being enthusiastic about the product that you want them to buy. It can be challenging but the reward of a bonus at the end of the month is what will keep you pushing through.
Perfect for: authoritative people that don’t give up easily
Avoid if: you’re easily persuaded
Salary: £30,000 to £50,000
Qualifications: previous sales experience is vital
3. Event Planner
Are you a natural planner with a creative spark and great organisational skills? If so, event planning may be your calling in life! A sociable and friendly personality is a big part of being an extrovert and these skills are vital when communicating with clients on a daily basis. Your duties will involve arranging a variety of events, from corporate, to parties and weddings. This job can be time-consuming and stressful, but seeing the result is guaranteed to leave a smile on your face.
Perfect for: people who like arranging parties more than attending them
Avoid if: you’re fashionably late
Salary: £19,000 - £23,000
Qualifications: previous experience in a related job will be beneficial
Many people underestimate the skill that is required to be a successful make-up artist. Making a client feel comfortable and perfectly executing their wishes is a difficult task. If you are passionate about makeup and can make anyone feel a million pounds by naturally creating the best version of them, then this is the ideal job for you. You will need to be confident in yourself and your work so this is visible to your customers.
Perfect for: the bubbly beauty queens
Avoid if: you are not comfortable travelling
Salary: £12,000 - £35,000
Qualifications: a course at a cosmetology school is essential
5. Life Coach
A life coach is similar to a psychologist in the sense that you must be able to meet new patients each day, make them feel at ease and help get to the bottom of their emotional and behavioural issue to assess and diagnose them properly. When you are not seeing patients, you will be compiling reports ensuring that all your information is documented correctly.
Perfect for: individuals who have the patience of a saint
Avoid if: you prefer talking at people rather than listening
Salary: £25,000 - £57,000
Qualifications: a degree in counselling or psychology is preferred but not necessary. You will need to pass the designated course to be a fully qualified life coach
6. Human Resource Advisor
Do you enjoy having authority and interacting with people that you don’t know yet? Do you feel rewarded by assisting people? HR plays a major role in any business. As a HR advisor your list of duties will be endless; including screening and hiring new members of staff, handling training, employment paperwork, payroll and benefits. To secure this position, you must be comfortable meeting new people and have excellent communication skills.
Perfect for: people with direct personalities
Avoid if: you are very sensitive
Salary: £21,000 - £35,000
Qualifications: University degree; usually in human resource management or business administration
7. Public Relations Officer
Being a PR officer can be very exciting as you will have the opportunity to attend glamorous networking events and make connections with media professionals. But, there is no room for shyness when you have the role of managing the public image of an organisation. While introverts may tremble just at the thought of putting themselves in the public eye, a true extrovert would bloom in such a fast-paced career.
Perfect for: creative people who can think on the spot
Avoid if: you don’t like public speaking
Salary: £16,000 – £25,000
Qualifications: A degree in Journalism, Marketing or English is usually required
Are you a people-person and enjoy helping people, but don’t gag at the thought of getting your hands dirty? If this describes your personality to a T, being a nurse would be a great job for you. The most important aspect of being a nurse is being able to express compassion for your patients and show that you know how to advise and treat them – this is something that many introverts struggle with.
Perfect for: folks who can think on their feet
Avoid if: you do not have a flexible schedule
Salary: £15,000 - £45,000
For introverts, the thought of standing in the front of a classroom with all eyes on them makes them crumble. But, as an extrovert you will thrive on being the centre of attention and passing on your knowledge to your students. Popular teachers have the interpersonal skills to interact and communicate with a variety of people, from their young students to fellow adults.
Perfect for: people who have a calm nature
Avoid if: you do not like children
Salary: £19,000 - £42,000
Qualifications: PGCE or similar
10. Tour Guide
Being passionate about your city, having historical knowledge, the stamina to be on your feet all day, and the conversational skills to make visitors feel comfortable, are the qualities you must possess to be the ultimate tour guide. Although introverts get anxious at the thought of meeting new people, this gears you up for your working day.
Perfect for: people that have a friendly and helpful nature
Avoid if: you have a short temper
Salary: £14,000 - £30,000
Qualifications: in London you will need to obtain a Blue-Guide Badge
11. Financial Advisor
Financial advisors use their knowledge to guide clients in choosing the right investment opportunities, offer tax and insurance information and generally point their clients in the right direction to protect their assets. People skills are a necessity to interacting well with clients making this career an excellent choice for extroverts.
Perfect for: Brainiac’s who are good with numbers
Avoid if: paperwork isn’t your forte
Salary: £18,000 - £72,000
Qualifications: a degree in finance, economics or business
Do you enjoy being in the limelight and aspire to be on the big screen one day? If you can spread a hidden message and depict a story to an audience in a way that other people have not done before then you will bloom in this tough industry. It’s definitely not a job for introverts, as a professional and thriving performance artist must be expressive, outgoing and confident in talking or performing in front of large crowds.
Perfect for: those that can keep a straight face
Avoid if: you have the memory of a goldfish
Salary: £12,000 - £120,000
Qualifications: Degree from a performing arts school or similar
13. Flight Attendant
Need a job where you can keep your head in the clouds? Becoming Cabin Crew could be the occupation for you. Flight attendants duties include serving food and drink, comforting nervous flyers, or simply demonstrating emergency procedures. You will always need to have a polite but firm approach in every element of the job - confrontation is not something that an introvert likes to be involved in.
Perfect for: people who stay calm in sticky situations
Avoid if: you don’t like turbulence
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Qualifications: no degree is necessary; however, you will need to reach the basic entry requirements involving height, fitness, swimming ability, and passport validity
Hairdressers are the go-to person to give you a fresh look and to also listen to your problems and offer advice. Many people enjoy going to their hairdresser as they build a special bond with them and come out of the shop looking like a celebrity. This type of job is perfect for the chatterboxes who like to talk all day.
Perfect for: fashion lovers
Avoid if: you don’t like being on your feet all day
Salary: £15,000 - £30,000
Qualifications: NVQ course or similar
15. Recruitment Consultant
Recruitment Consultants work as a link between employers and potential candidates, helping match them together with the most suitable type of job role for them. Their day to day duties vary from interviews with new candidates to communicating with employers, networking and headhunting. Recruitment Consultants run a tight ship as they need to be matching successfully to hit their sales targets –there’s no time for shyness in the “dog eats dog world of recruiting”.
Perfect for: natural matchmakers
Avoid if: you are not competitive
Salary: £17,000 - £35,000
Qualifications: any University degree will be acceptable and experience in a previous sales role will be preferred
According to an infographic created by Truity, ‘extroverts thrive in positions such as practical supervisors, agile troubleshooters, caring providers, outgoing entertainers, driver directors, inspired inventors, inspiring guides and expressive advocates.’ If you find yourself falling into this category, why not use the above list in your next career search to find a profession that you love? You no longer have to beat the Sunday blues. Instead, you’ll be aiming for the top in your ultimate dream job.
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Salary information in based on data compiled and published by PayScale.