Investigative

The Thinkers: Analyze information to probe intellectual curiosity.

Analyze, observe, learn, evaluate, and solve abstract problems. Curious, independent, innovative. Like science, research, and calculations. I prefer working with ideas using intellect.

Occupations involve intellectual work: Analytical or intellectual activity to troubleshoot, create, and use knowledge.

Work Activities:

  • Solving abstract problems
  • Researching and analysis
  • Learning facts or principles
  • Collecting or organizing data
  • Teaching and designing
  • Intellectually-challenging tasks, theories
  • Working independently
  • Solving math problems and complex calculations
  • Using a microscope
  • Using a computer
  • Interpreting formulas
  • Performing lab experiments

Descriptors:

  • Analytical
  • Intellectual
  • Complex
  • Independent
  • Curious
  • Nonconforming
  • Reserved
  • Insightful

Values:

  • Analyzing
  • Inquiring
  • Researching
  • Ideas
  • Originality
  • Intelligence
  • Innovation
  • Independence
  • Problem-solving

Sample Careers:

  • Business Intell. Analyst
  • Computer Scientist
  • Criminologist
  • Data Scientist
  • Dentist
  • Detective
  • Dietitian
  • Engineer
  • Geneticist
  • Geographer
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Lab Technician
  • Market-Research Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Medical Technologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician & Chiropractor
  • Psychologist
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Science Teacher
  • Scientist
  • Sociologist
  • Technical Writer
  • University Faculty
  • Veterinarian

Sample Majors:

  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Emergency Health Service
  • Food Science
  • Geology
  • Laboratory Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Might Enjoy Work in:

  • Higher Education
  • Research
  • Engineering or Design
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Computer Industries