Types Of Jobs: A List To Help Your Career Choices

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When you consider the types of jobs available and what career choices are open to you, it can be daunting to make the decision about what you want to do.

I’ve added this list of jobs to consider, with more information about the career choices they represent, to this careers information and job change website.

Please don’t think your career options are limited to what you did in your present or last job.

It will help to think about why you chose to go into that line of work and whether there are aspects that you enjoy or too many elements that you would rather avoid.

Do you want to do something similar again or is it time to do something different?

Follow the links in the Careers Information section below to find out if these types of jobs would be a suitable career for you to follow.

The Main Job Classifications

Types of jobs and occupational classifications.

  • Management
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Computer and Mathematical
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science
  • Community and Social Services
  • Legal
  • Education, Training, and Library
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
  • Healthcare Support
  • Protective Service
  • Food Preparation and Serving Related
  • Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Personal Care and Service
  • Sales and Related
  • Office and Administrative Support
  • Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
  • Construction and Extraction
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Production
  • Transportation and Material Moving
  • Military Specific

What Makes You Decide?

The conditions or qualities that make you feel satisfied with your own situation or often the absence of this quality which has a negative effect on your satisfaction level, is what makes you decide upon a particular career path.

For example: if you are happiest being able to set your own pace and make your own decisions without close supervision, then ‘Autonomy’ would rank highly on the list of your options.

Your career choices and hence types of jobs would be heavily influenced by this factor.

  • Achievement
    To accomplish things I feel are important. To reach the highest position in my field or organisation
  • Affection
    To receive and share warmth, caring, companionship with my family, or with my friends and co-workers
  • Affiliation
    To be liked by others and invited to join in with groups; To work closely alongside others; or be part of a team
  • Autonomy
    To be able to act in accordance with my own rules and priorities; To be free of close organisational supervision
  • Challenge
    To be engaged in interesting, challenging work
  • Competence
    To be respected for my competence, to have my abilities recognised by others
  • Expertise
    To become a respected authority in what I do; To achieve the highest excellence in my work
  • Family
    To spend time with my family; to have harmonious family relationships; To contribute to the development of my children
  • Personal Growth To develop my full potential; become a better and more rounded person; seeking to learn, change and develop myself
  • Health
    Physical health, fitness, diet
  • Integrity
    To be honest; to stand up for my beliefs
  • Leadership
    To exert influence by example, to direct the efforts of others
  • Location
    To live where and how I want to
  • Money
    To be financially secure
  • Pleasure
    To have fun; to enjoy my life and my work
  • Recognition
    To have status; to earn the respect and recognition of others
  • Service
    To help other people; to feel that I am making a contribution to the well-being of others and improve society
  • Spirituality Inner harmony; to be at peace with myself; to live by my religious beliefs

Take time to decide all of the things you want from your career using the types of jobs information above, before you make your next career move.

Follow this link for information on job hunting or read about job descriptions which you may find to be useful.

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