Ever found that you’ve gotten bored at work if you’re not given the chance to explore new situations, people, ideas, challenges, change things up a bit etc.
Yep, me too!!! I think it’s an ENFP thing!!
Having a career that allows you to have some variety in it can be a great way to stop getting bored. Some career choices are going give you that, others, not so much.
Here we’ve put together a list of career options which can all include a lot of variety in them. Some are traditional jobs you’ve probably heard of, others are newer ones you may not know about. Obviously each individual job will vary depending on the exact responsibilities of the role, the organization you work for etc., but if you like variety this is a good list to start with:
Account Director, Account Supervisor, Account Manager, Account Executive, Account Coordinator at a Creative Agency. This could include marketing communications, PR, advertising, branding, digital, social media etc. We’ve heard from a number of ENFPs who’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to work with a variety of different clients, projects etc. These can be high stress, but the pay can be good.
Activities Program Director, Activity Director, Activity Coordinator, Activities Organizer, Activity Professional. This is a job in the fast growing care industry space. The pay isn’t always that good, but you’re getting paid to play!!!
Activity Leader, Activity Co-leader, Activity Assistant in a variety of education setting. Again, there’s a lot of getting paid to play.
Career Coach, Career Guidance Counselor, Career Counselor, Career Counsellor. You can get to work with a variety of clients.
Change Management Consultant, Organizational Change Manager, Cultural Change Manager. Helping clients plan and implement change obviously has a lot of variety in it. There can be quite a lot of conflict here though as change often meets resistance and us ENFPs don’t like conflict generally.
Creative Therapist, Creative Therapy Support Worker. This is a profession which combines therapy with one or more creative art. Examples include: Art Therapist, Dance Therapist, Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Drama Therapist, Music Therapist, Movement Therapist
Employment Consultant, Employability Consultant, Work Placement Officer, Placement Officer, Employment Support Officer. This one’s here with a caution based on feedback we’ve had from several ENFPs who did this type of role – you’re helping people to get jobs which can be very fulfilling, but the work is sometimes for agencies which are focused on hitting targets rather than helping people. We heard from one ENFP who said that it was quite pressured and although she cared about her clients she didn’t feel all her co-workers did.
Event Planner, Event Manager, Events Assistant, Event Coordinator, Conference Manager, Director of Events. We wrote more about being an event planner a while ago if you’re interested.
High School Guidance Counselor, School Counsellor, Student Counsellor. We’ve heard from a couple of ENFPs who really enjoy this work.
Blogger, Web Journalist, Head Blogger. Although not many make a full time career from blogging it can lead to other opportunities. Also as the face of traditional media changes there are more opportunities in web journalism.
Image Consultant, Image Coach. This would most likely be a self-employed opportunity so you’d need to be entrepreneurial as well as having a fashion flair.
Journalist - including Investigative Journalist, Magazine Journalist, Columnist, Web Journalist, Community Correspondent, Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist, Digital Media Journalist
Online Community Manager, Online Community Coordinator. This is another one of the relatively recently created careers that could a great match for a social ENFP (Duh!!) who’s happy building and maintaining communities.
Life Coach. Also think in terms of related coaching specialties including creativity coach, life purpose coach, personal performance coach, communication coach, dating coach, relationship coach etc.
Ecotourism Manager, Nature Tourism Facilitator, Ecotourism Project Coordinator, Sustainable Tourism Manager, Sustainable Tourism Advisor, Responsible Tourism Officer, Eco-tourism Advisor. This is a growing field and there’s a lot of opportunity for ENFP entrepreneurs to start businesses in this area.
Wondering why we’ve used different titles for many jobs on the list?
Where possible we’ve included a range of titles for one specific type of job to help you see the variety of options that are available.
- If a career has a number of different grades or levels we’ve shown these wherever we can. This includes entry level to senior, high paid jobs.
- Sometimes a job can have several different titles. We’ve included these so that you don’t miss anything if you’re using job search engines.
- We’ve also tried to take into account our readers from around the world. Sometimes the same job has a different title in different parts of the world. And we’re not just talking about speaking different languages here – it happens with different variations of English. We’ve tried to cover as many of these as possible in the list, but practically speaking we won’t have covered them all.
Will I enjoy all of these careers options?
The short answer is probably not. This is because as well as being an ENFP personality type with the associated personality traits and ENFP career strengths, you’re also a unique individual. In short, you’re you!
While ENFPs may have many things in common and enjoy many of the same careers, you’ve got your own interests, likes and dislikes, dreams, careers ambitions, experience etc. This means that the career path you pick and enjoy will also be uniquely yours.
So although there should be career options listed here that sound exciting to you, it’s likely there’ll be others that don’t interest you in the slightest. Likewise, following one of the careers listed here won’t automatically guarantee you career satisfaction.
For this reason we suggest you view this list as a starting point for your career exploration. Knowing that you’re an ENFP personality type can be a great help when it comes to choosing a career, but it’s not enough on its own. You need to find the best career path for you.
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