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Careers an INTP would enjoy


Devil's Advocate
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Today, 06:22
Aug 2, 2016
Somewhere in the Milky Way
Hey, guys! So... it's been a while since I've last posted, huh? Oh well, it doesn't matter, I post so infrequently most people don't remember me anyways, haha. Anyways! On to the point of the thread; what careers would an INTP enjoy? The title says it all, really.

Y'see, I don't want to specify my age, but I will say that I am at an age where what career I want to pursue is something I should seriously think about. For the longest time I've wanted to be an engineer of some sorts, and with the rise of mechatronics, I wanted to be a mechatronics/robotics engineer (I have a knack for programming/computers, as well as some robotics). But with that said, I've also been thinking about aiming to be a university professor. I could use that as a means of research, which I would love to do. But alas, I can already hear some pointing out that as a professor, I would have to well, profess. Teach. But I wouldn't mind that, though. When it comes to topics I'm passionate about I will gladly talk for hours on end about it to help teach whoever's interested.

So yeah, what do you think are some great careers for INTPs? What do you think of my current ideas? Is there something that I should look out for in both of the careers I suggested that might lead to dissatisfaction? (thanks in advance for anyone who responds to this!)
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Today, 22:22
Apr 26, 2013
Shallow grave
Yep you should do that, and remain open to changing your preferences.
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Today, 04:22
Oct 10, 2016
Most STEM fields appeal to us. I'd guess some do well in legal careers.
Something I don't see mentioned often in "careers for INTPs" threads is private investigator. You don't need ex LE experience and you might find the work itself interesting.


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Aug 30, 2017
From what I've read, professorships in the States are dried up, but I'm not sure if that's also true in Canada. My guess is that it would be just based on the continuation of the previous generations holding those jobs. In this job, it's also easy to lose touch with the latest happens in the industry and start to get myopic and spout the same shit everyone else at the school does.

The tech field is always open, though. Web tech especially. You like programming, you said. How about the next gen of flying robotic toaster ovens? Ok, so more seriously, there are lots of companies looking to "enhance" their products by adding digital components. That means embedded software (Assembly) or web. Electrical engineering is another good choice, and there's plenty of jobs in that (at least globally-speaking - again, I don't know Canada).

Other than that, INTPs like anything complex and creative. e.g. Making rockets, architecture, chemistry, and even cooking (although notably many chefs turn to drinking due to stress).
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