ISTP Career Choices

Due to their natural strengths ISTPs often find themselves in occupations that involve direct participation in manufacturing, production or maintenance process and good understanding of details. ISTPs succeed as technicians, mechanics, electricians, mechanical, electrical and other maintenance and repair specialists, trouble-shooters, handymen, drivers, programmers, athletes. They are good in rescue operations and in any occupations that are action-oriented and require specialized skills as well as analytical thinking.

Jung Career Indicator™ determines occupations and areas in which ISTPs 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 ISTP, 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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Ashworth College
Ashworth College
Everglades University
Norwich University
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Northcentral UniversityUnited States Sports AcademyLiberty University OnlineAshford University
Kaplan UniversityEastern Kentucky University

ISTP Entrepreneur?

In fact, anyone can be an entrepreneur. There are many factors influencing how successful an entrepreneur can be, and your personality preferences is one of the very important ones. Identifying a line of business and size that fits your entrepreneurial personality preferences helps mitigating risks and increasing chances of being more successful and more content. Determine most favorable for you size and kinds of businesses and franchises with Entrepreneur Quiz ».

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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