What Your Career Choice Says About You: Part 1

Dec 2, 2015 | 4:20 pm

Let’s face it: some people are just built for certain careers. Whether it was a school subject that sparked a specific interest or parental figures instilling certain ideas into their child’s heads, some people are just geared to work one career over another. As you read, research and explore, you’ll learn more and more about what career is ideal for you. Here are a few examples of well-known careers, and what that career says about those who hold it.

Police Officer:
So, you’ve decided to become a Police Officer. We’re guessing you have a strong sense of morality, enjoy helping your community and don’t mind working long, unconventional hours. You most likely majored in Criminal Justice or Sociology and have a good understanding of the law. You may have aspirations that include becoming an investigator, sheriff or detective.

Numbers are your language. You were most likely a Business major in college and don’t mind putting in some extra hours, especially during tax season. We assume you have a strong attention to detail, are organized and have a good understanding of taxes. If you are currently employed as an Accountant, you probably have your eyes on a Senior Accountant or other major position at your firm.

Graphic Designer:
You understand art. You were most likely the person growing up who loved to draw, color and paint. If you were savvy enough, you may have been able to turn those interests into a full-blown career. You may have majored in an Art or Communications-related major. You most likely work for some sort of advertising or marketing agency. We’re guessing you have a good understanding of design programs like Photoshop or Adobe InDesign.

Event Planner:
You have a knack for bringing people together. You were most likely a Communications or Marketing major in college. You understand how to provide good customer service and don’t mind making phone calls or sending out emails. You most likely work with large corporations and work on providing major events at luxurious venues.

Computer Programmer:
You understand the language of coding. You most likely had a good understanding of computer science courses and didn’t mind learning new and challenging languages. We assume you were a Computer Science major. You are currently employed by a vast number of companies, as computer programming is one of the most in-demand skills for potential new hires. You are probably good at learning from failures and figuring out fast and exciting new ways to write code.

You understand how to build things. You are most likely the type of person who can take something apart and put it right back together. There are many types of Engineers, including Electrical, Mechanical, Civil & Chemical. You may work in a variety of settings, depending on your specific title. You were most likely an Engineering major and are good at math and science.