“The art of fulfillment is the ability to experience not only the thrill of the chase but also the magic of the moment the unbridled joy of feeling truly alive.” ~Tony Robbins
Are you thinking of changing careers because you are not in the one that makes you fulfilled? Then you will want to know what the best recommendations of careers are based on your Enneagram type. And be prepared that some of these career ideas will require that you go back to school. And if it is feeling as if it is a good fit, you will not mind doing that.
What Are The Best Careers For Each Enneagram Type?
Let’s find out what the best careers are for each Enneagram type:
Type 1 – The Reformer – This type goes by the rules and wants to make sure that their work is perfect. This is why this type makes the best researchers, detectives, physicians, editors, professors, teachers, and managers.
Type 2 – The Helper – This type is all about helping others and nurturing their needs. The career roles that are ideal for The Helper are writing self-help or helping articles, nursing, caregiving, veterinarian, and becoming a therapist.
Type 3 – The Achiever – This type is all about succeeding as they have a huge drive to do so. They make the best CEOs, public relations specialists, politicians, small business owners, and entertainers.
Type 4 – The Individualist – This type is highly creative and unique. They would make the best fiction or non-fiction writers with a creative spin, artists, business owners, musicians, fashion designers, chefs, and even inventors.
Type 5 – The Observer – This type is all about feeding the mind with knowledge and information. The best careers for this type are researching, editing, accounting, web development and coding, and data entry.
Type 6 – The Loyalist – This is the type that is loyal to those who they trust and are always looking for security. The best type of careers for this type are engineering, law enforcement, a religious worker, paralegal, and a lobbyist.
Type 7 – The Enthusiast – This is the most adventurous personality type of the Enneagram which is why when they take up a career they will want to do something that will keep them excited. The best career choices for this type are travel and tourism, event planning, reporter, small business owner, paramedic, fire fighting, ER doctor, or a pilot.
Type 8 – The Challenger – This type is the bold type of the Enneagram. The best jobs for this personality type would be legal, judge, business owner, sales, marketing executive, stockbroker, and a drill Sargent.
Type 9 – The Peacemaker – This type needs harmony and peace and does not want excitement in their lives. The best careers are baking, counseling, HR management, mediation, preschool teaching, and yoga teaching.
Are you looking into any of these careers listed, as it is never too late to change? If so, we highly encourage you to do what makes you feel fulfilled – even if you need to work another job in the process. Many people go back to school in their 40s and 50s and very successfully make a career change. Why not you?
Even better, some of these career ideas do not require that you go back to school and you can self-teach or take a few courses. Either way, choose the right fit for you! Best of luck with your new direction.