Investigative people are considered to be thinkers.  They ask tough questions and enjoy the rush of finding out the answers. They love things that involve thought, observation, investigation, discovery and exploration. People of this particular type tend to be intellectual, introspective, curious, methodical, rational, analytical, and logical in their thinking.

Careers suited to the Investigative Personality

Actuary

A person who compiles and analyses statistics in order to calculate insurance risks and premiums

Anaesthesiologist

This person gives an anaesthetic (a gas or drug) to a person before he is treated by a medical doctor.

Anthropologist

This person is involved in the study of humankind including the comparative study of societies and cultures and the science of human zoology and evolution.

Anthropologist

An anthropologist studies humans including societies and cultures, human zoology and evolution

Archaeologist

This person studies human history through excavating sites and analysing physical remains.

Astronomer

A scientist who studies objects in the sky or in outer space

Audiologist

An audiologist studies the branch of science and medicine concerned with the sense of hearing.

Biochemist

A biochemist is concerned with the chemical and physico-chemical processes that occur within living organisms.

Biologist

A biologist is involved in the scientific study of living organisms the plants and animals of a particular area the features of a particular organism or class of organisms

Biomedical Engineer

This area of study relates to both biology and medicine. A person in this field of study can modify (an organism) by manipulating its genetic material.

Biomedical Equipment Technician

This person is trained to handle equipment relating to both biology and medicine

Botanist

A botanist studies the structure, ecology, distribution, classification and economic importance of plants the plant life of a particular region or geological period

Cardiologist

This person studies the branch of medicine concerned with diseases and abnormalities of the heart.

Chemical Technician

A person who is trained to handle equipment relating to chemicals or chemistry

Chemist

Someone who does work in chemical research or experiments

Chiropractor

This person deals with a system of medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints especially those of the spinal column.

Computer Programmer

Computer programmers write, test, and maintain the programs that computers must follow to perform their functions.

Coroner

An official who holds inquests into violent, sudden or suspicious deaths.

Dental Laboratory Technician

This person is trained to handle equipment relating to the teeth or dentistry

Dentist

A dentist is trained to treat the diseases and conditions that affect the teeth and gums

Dermatologist

This person is trained in the branch of medicine concerned with skin disorders

Dietetic Technician

This person is trained to be concerned with diet and its effects on a person?s health

Embalmer

He/she is trained to preserve (a corpse) from decay.

Emergency Room Physician

A medical doctor who is trained to handle serious unexpected situations that require immediate action in the casualty department of a hospital

Entomologist

This person is concerned with the study of insects.

Environmental Analyst

This person examines the surroundings in order to determine the effects that certain projects (for example mining) will have on the people who live there and on the natural and resources

Financial Analyst

A financial analyst is in charge of estimating the financial needs of a company. This person also attends to financial budgeting of the company.

Food Technologist

A food technologist applies scientific knowledge to food for practical purposes.

General Practicing Physician

This person is qualified to practise medicine and specializes in diagnosis and medical treatment as distinct from surgery.

Geneticist

A person who studies heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics.

Geographer

Someone who studies the physical features of the earth and of human activity as it relates to these.

Geologist

He/she studies the physical structure and substance of the earth, or the geological features of a district.

Gynaecologist

This person deals with the branch of medicine and physiology concerned with the functions and diseases specific to women and girls, especially those affecting the reproductive system.

Historian

This person is an expert in or a student of history.

Horticulturalist

He/she practices the art of garden cultivation and management.

Hydrologist

A person who is concerned with the properties and distribution of water on the earth?s surface.

Internist

A medical doctor who specializes in internal diseases

Laboratory Technician

This person is trained to handle equipment used for scientific experiments, research or teaching, or for the manufacture of drugs or chemicals.

Mathematical Technician

This person applies precise mathematical formulas, principles and methods to solve problems in engineering and physical sciences.

Mathematician

He/she is concerned with numbers, quantity and space either as abstract concepts (pure mathematics) or as applied to physics, engineering and other subjects.

Medical Ultrasound Technologist

This person is trained to handle equipment that uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of organs, tissues or blood flow inside the body.

Metallurgic Technician

A person who is trained to handle equipment used in the production and purification of metals.

Metallurgist

This person is concerned with the properties, production and purification of metals

Meteorologist

A meteorologist studies the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere especially as a means of forecasting the climate and weather of a region.

Microbiologist

A person who studies micro organisms scientifically

Neonatologist

A neonatologist is trained to treat newborn babies

Neurologist

A neurologist studies the branch of medicine and biology that is concerned with the nervous system.

Neurosurgeon

A person trained to perform surgery on the nervous system

Obstetrician

A physician or surgeon qualified to practise in childbirth and the processes related to it.

Oceanographer

Someone who is concerned with the physical and biological properties and phenomena of the sea.

Ophthalmologist

A person who is qualified to prescribe and dispense glasses and contact lenses and detect eye diseases.

Optometrist

This practitioner can measure eyesight, prescribe corrective lenses and detect eye diseases.

Orthodontic Technician

This person is trained to handle equipment used in the treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaws

Orthopaedist

This person is trained in the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disorders and injuries of bones and muscles

Paediatrician

This person is concerned with the branch of medicine that deals with children and their diseases.

Palaeontologist

Studies that branch of science concerned with fossils animals and plants

Paramedic

A paramedic is trained to do medical work especially emergency first aid but he/she is not a fully qualified doctor.

Pharmacist

A pharmacist is qualified to prepare and dispense medicinal drugs. A pharmacist gives medicine to people when a doctor says they need it and tells people how to use the medicine correctly.

Pharmacologist

A person who studies the uses, effects, and action of drugs.

Physicist

He/she is concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy.

Plant Breeder

A person who develops a certain variety of plant.

Plant pathologist

Someone who studies the causes and effects of diseases on plants

Podiatrist

This person deals with the treatment of feet and their ailments

Political Scientist

This person studies the branch of knowledge concerned with political activity and behaviour.

Psychiatrist

A medical practitioner who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses.

Radiologist

Specializes in the science of X-rays and other high energy radiation, especially as used in medicine.

Seed Analyst

This person inspects seed samples and conducts tests to determine the purity of the seeds.

Sociologist

One who studies the development, structure and functioning of human society and also studies social problems

Soil conservationist

This is someone who is concerned with the preservation and/or restoration of the upper layer of the earth in which plants grow.

Soil scientist

A soil scientist is concerned with the formation, nature, ecology and classification of soil.

Sports Medicine

A branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries resulting from training and participation in athletic events.

Statistician

A person who collects and analyses numerical data in large quantities

Surgeon

A surgeon is a medical practitioner who is qualified to treat bodily injuries or disorders especially with instruments

Systems Analyst

A person who analyses a complex process or operation in order to improve its efficiency, especially by applying a computer system

Teacher Life Sciences

This person teaches the sciences concerned with the study of living organisms including biology, botany, zoology and related subjects.

Teacher Mathematics

A person who teaches the branch of science concerned with number, quantity and space either as pure maths or as applied to physics, engineering and other subjects.

Teacher, Physical Sciences

He/she teaches the sciences concerned with the study of inanimate natural objects, including physics, chemistry and astronomy.

Traumatologist

This person studies wounds and injuries caused by accidents or violence to a person and the surgical treatment and repair of the damage. (Traumatology is a branch of medicine and is sometimes called accident surgery.)

Urban Planner

An urban planner studies the physical planning of areas in city.

Urologist

He/she studies the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary system

Veterinarian

This person is qualified to treat diseased and injured animals

Zoologist

A zoologist studies scientifically the behaviour, structure, physiology, classification and distribution of animals.