Investigative Type Work Environment

Persons having an Investigative personality type "dominate" this environment. There are more of them than there are people of other personality types. For example, in a scientific laboratory there will be more persons having an "Investigative" personality than there will be people who have an Enterprising type.

"Investigative" people create a "Investigative" environment. For example, they particularly value people who are precise, scientific, and intellectual -- who are good at understanding and solving science and math problems.

Examples of occupations that have an Investigative environment are:

  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Dentist
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mathematician
  • Medical Technician
  • Meteorologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Surveyor
  • Veterinarian

The two work environments that are closest to the Investigative type are Realistic and Artistic. The farthest away is the Enterprising type.

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