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Jobs for Extreme Extroverts

There are many career options for those who are extroverts and are extremely sociable. Learn about these options, as well as salary, growth, and education information for each occupation.

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Career Options for Extreme Extroverts

Extreme extroverts are very sociable, friendly, approachable, east to get to know, and love working with people. These qualities open up many career opportunities that fit their personalities. Take a look at several career options for those who enjoy being around people, are outgoing, and may like being the center of attention.

Job Title Median Salary (2016)* Job Growth (2014-2024)*
Actor $18.70 per hour 10%
Receptionist $27,920 10%
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative $78,980 7%
Hairdresser, Hairstylist, and Cosmetologist $24,260 10%
Public Relations Specialist $58,020 6%
Reporter and Correspondent $37,820 -8%
Waiter and Waitress $19,990 3%

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Career Information for Extreme Extroverts

Actor

Extreme extroverts may crave attention and acting can help with that. Those who act do so to entertain others, making them the center of attention. Actors must be confident in their abilities to do well in an audition and bring that confidence forward into their rehearsals and performances. Actors normally do not need a degree, though they do need formal dramatic education to help them better their skills.

Receptionist

Receptionists are the first person that a customer sees when entering a business or organization, so they must be approachable and friendly which are both qualities of an extrovert. They are responsible for guiding guests to where they need to go, taking care of customer information, scheduling appointments, and handling customers on the phone or in person. A receptionist normally needs a high school diploma and exceptional communication skills to adequately work with customers.

Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative

Sales representatives do well when they are confident, outgoing, and easy to get along with. These qualities along with being persuasive help sales representatives make sales and gain clients during sales presentations. They are responsible for explaining products, negotiating contracts, and are expected to be good team players. Sales representatives must have a high school diploma, though those in scientific or technical sales must have a bachelor's degree.

Hairdresser, Hairstylist, and Cosmetologist

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists are around people most of the day, which is great for those who are extreme extroverts. In addition to all the socializing, hairstylists cut, color, and style hair for clients while cosmetologists can be relied on for make-up advice as well as skin treatments. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists need to be licensed through a cosmetology program approved in the state they want to practice in.

Public Relations Specialist

Public relations specialists are the public image of a business or organization which means they are always in the spotlight, which might make this career option appealing to extroverts. They must be approachable and social to represent the company they work at effectively. They are responsible for helping clients communicate with speech preparation and give interview advice. Public relations specialists usually need a bachelor's degree.

Reporter and Correspondent

Reporters and correspondents present news and events to an audience on television, newspapers, websites, or the radio. They research and interview to help write their stories, as well as find ways to have their stories appeal to their audience. Extroverts excel in this type of position because they need to be sociable and open to meet new people, develop contacts to help their stories, and be easy to get to know. Reporters and correspondents typically have a bachelor's degree in communication or journalism as they need to be able to communicate efficiently both verbally and in written form.

Waiter and Waitress

Waiters and waitresses do well when they are cheerful, approachable, and open to meeting new people. Extroverts do well in this position because they are constantly interacting with people. They are responsible for assisting customers with the menu, taking orders, bringing food and drinks out, and cleaning up after a customer's meal. Waiters and waitresses do not need a formal education or work experience as they learn while on the job.

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