If You Are Outgoing Then These Jobs Could Be For You
Are You Outgoing? Chris Kyle checked out eight professions that are well-suited for outgoing people.
Do you have a zest for life? Work well with others? Love to meet new people?
Why not train for a great career that has the potential to reward your people-skills with a healthy paycheck?
Outgoing and assertive professionals take note: there are certain high-paying careers that can reward people with your unique talents.
Check out our list of 8 hot careers for outgoing people, and find out what you need to do to jump into one of these exciting professions.
Career #1 - Public Relations Specialist
Average Pay: $59,370*
"Outgoing" is a buzz word you'll likely encounter in job listings for PR positions. That's because companies and organizations rely upon PR specialists to connect with the public. Knowing just what to say to consumers and the press, sometimes under difficult conditions, is an invaluable skill in this career.
How to get started: A bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing or communications is a common precursor to a career as a PR specialist. Brushing up on the latest social media trends is another must.
Career #2 - Paralegal
Average Pay: $50,080
Communicative professionals who can juggle interviewing witnesses, answering phones, and preparing a lawyer's closing statement in a trial will thrive as paralegals. Also called legal assistants, paralegals often function as the eyes and ears of the lawyers who they closely support.
How to get started: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, getting an associate's degree in paralegal studies is the most common path into this growing profession. Other options include earning a paralegal certificate or getting a more comprehensive education through a bachelor's degree program.
Career #3 - Sales Manager
Average Pay: $111,570
It's no secret that outgoing people thrive in sales. The same goes for sales management positions. Every sales force is filled with very different personalities. Managing and communicating with them, while setting and hitting sales targets, requires a very special kind of people person.
How to get started: Getting a bachelor's degree in business administration or management can give you a firm foundation to enter sales. Want to break into management? Build up your resume with work experience, and consider earning an MBA.
Career #4 - Hospital Administrator
Average Pay: $59,033-$106,837
Does your outgoing nature come across in person - and on paper? Hospital administrators converse with everyone from doctors and donors to patients. The stakes are high in a hospital, so decisions in areas like personnel and patient privacy are delicate matters that require outgoing people who can get along well with others.
How to get started: Consider earning a bachelor's degree in health care administration. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, this can be enough to get an entry-level position in small facilities. However, most medical and health care manager positions expect a master's degree.
Career #5 - School Counselor
Average Pay: $55,030
Getting students to open up and talk about their hopes and fears takes a special kind of people person. Depending on their specialty, school counselors may help students with their problems or career plans. The ability to empathize with people from different walks of life and inspire them is crucial in this career.
How to get started: Studying psychology or counseling in school is a great place to start. From there, you'll likely need to earn a master's degree and/or state certification.
Career #6 - Human Resources Specialist
Average Pay: $59,070
If you love being around others, why not go into a people-related profession like HR? The ability to understand people and see how they would fit in your corporate culture is one of many skills HR specialists use on a daily basis. Knowing how to work with all kinds of personalities is also very important.
How to get started: Earn a bachelor's degree in human resources. Majoring in area like business administration is another good way to gain relevant skills.
Career #7 - High School Teacher
Average Pay: $55,150
For high school teachers, it's not enough to understand the material. You need to be able to relay it to students in various ways while inspiring them to come to their own theories and conclusions. Having an outgoing personality and a genuine passion for your subject will help you make the classroom come alive.
How to get started: Whether you want to teach in a private or public high school, the first thing you'll need is a bachelor's degree, preferably in the subject you want to teach. To teach public school, you'll need to become certified in your state. Many teachers also earn a master's degree in education.
Career #8 - Registered Nurse
Average Pay: $66,530
In addition to caring for patients, you need to be able to chat up his or her family, while also communicating with doctors and other staffers. Registered nurses may specialize in a particular area but the one constant is interacting with others.
How to get started: Your best bet is to earn a bachelor's of science degree in nursing, which should position you best for advancement. Other training options include an associate's degree or diploma.