Careers for Social Personalities

If you're an amiable person who lives for socializing, and interpersonal skills are your strong suit, you'll want a career that embraces those characteristics. Keep reading for an overview of careers that may be right for you, such as in advisement, sales, planning, or hair styling.

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Career Options for Social Personalities

Someone with a social personality likes to be around people and is extroverted and gregarious. Therefore, people with these traits often get a sense of fulfillment by helping others on a personal level. Jobs for outgoing people take on many forms in business, beauty, and legal areas.

Job Title Median Annual Salary (2016)* Projected Job Growth (2014-2024)*
Personal Financial Advisors $90,530 30%
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists $24,260 10%
Event Planners $47,350 (for meeting, convention, and event planners) 10% (for meeting, convention, and event planners)
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators $59,770 9%
Insurance Sales Agents $49,990 9%

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Personal Financial Advisors

Personal financial advisors help private clients with their pecuniary goals and decisions, which can concern investments, insurance, mortgage, savings, taxes, and planning for retirement. These professionals do a lot of socializing, whether at conferences, networking seminars, or in meetings with clients. The educational requirements are not set, but a finance-related bachelor's degree is expected by employers; licenses and registrations may also be required.

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Hairdressers, also referred to as a hairstylists, perform numerous hair care services including washing, cutting, coloring, and styling. Cosmetologists apply makeup and beauty treatments to clients. Both jobs typically take place at salons, and they demand a friendly personality and good communication skills. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists must all be licensed by their state after having graduated from an accredited program.

Event Planners

An event planner coordinates a range of events such as weddings, reunions, anniversaries, galas, ceremonies, banquets, and fundraisers. They work together with clients by discussing and organizing said event, so social skills are imperative. Communicating with venues is another important part of the job. Aspiring event planners should earn a bachelor's degree in hospitality or a related field and gain work experience.

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

These individuals, each with a slightly different role, act as nonpartisan adjudicators of disputes between opposing parties. In simple terms, they resolve problems for clients who can't come to a mutually agreeable decision themselves. Whether you're an arbitrator, mediator, or conciliator, you'll still be talking extensively with clients, which means you have to quite personable. The qualifications vary, however a college degree and training/experience in a specific area are frequently expected by employers.

Insurance Sales Agents

Insurance sales agents seek out potential clients, suggest and explain insurance plans to them, and persuade them to make a buy. Agents might sell life, accident, property, health, or property insurance, among others. Verbal skills and affability are crucial to succeed, especially since salespeople make a number of contacts through client referrals. Agents typically undergo training and also possess a high school diploma, though many agents have a bachelor's degree; all must be licensed.

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