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ISTJ Career Choices

Due to their natural strengths ISTJs often find themselves in occupations that involve effective control of production process, good understanding of details, clear-cut planning, require responsibility and being an efficient worker. They are found across a wide range of industries and verticals, in organizations of all sizes. ISTJs succeed as military and police workers, engineers, auditors, lawyers, surgeons. They are found in technology companies among those who deal with practical aspects of technology (e.g. implementation specialists). ISTJs make good project managers, mid-rank managers, department heads.

Jung Career Indicator™ determines occupations and areas in which ISTJs find themselves most fulfilled and content, are most successful, and likely are most represented in. The following table lists the most suitable areas of occupation for an ISTJ, from personality type standpoint, along with some examples of educational institutions, where you can receive a relevant degree or training. The most preferable areas appear first. Click occupation names and school logos to request program information.

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American InterContinental UniversityWalden UniversityCapella University
American InterContinental UniversityWalden University
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American InterContinental UniversityKaplan UniversityCapella UniversityGrand Canyon University
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American InterContinental UniversityStrayer UniversityCapella UniversityHerzing University
American InterContinental University
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Education Tips

  • Education is a huge investment of time and money so be ready to ask a lot of questions of any college or university you are considering. Therefore, create a list of questions and take notes as you get your answers while talking to an enrolment advisor or when signing up and requesting information.
  • Be wary of any school that is unable to or refuses to answer any of your questions. A degree is a long-term commitment and choosing a college or university that understands and can meet your needs should be one of your top priorities.
  • Sign up and request information from several schools so that you can compare and, if possible, negotiate more favourable conditions.
  • There is no such thing as the "perfect" college or university. Stay open minded and realize that any number of schools may be a good fit for you and provide you with the degree and student services that you need.

Important aspects you should pay attention to include:

  • School’s accreditation
  • Financial aid offered
  • Tuition and fees. What’s included and what isn’t. Payment plans.
  • Student services available
  • Instructors’ credentials
  • How tests are administered
  • Time required to complete the program
  • How long the program has been offered and how many students have enrolled
  • Key dates
  • Any requirements or pre-requisites
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