9-In-Demand Careers for Extroverts


Outgoing, Vibrant, Full of Life & Energy, Cheerful, Friendly, Talkative!

Can you relate to these words? Do your friends tag you as the life of the party and you are pepped up most of the time? Sitting in one place makes you uncomfortable and you constantly try to be around people? If your answer is yes, you are an Extrovert!4 out of 10 professionals struggle at their job if their personality is not in sync with their job roles. Either they are not happy with the work they do, or gradually the work becomes monotonous and boring. To make you understand better, here is a list of traits  and preference displayed by extroverts at work :

What does an extrovert prefer at work?

A profession that gives the flexibility to express themselves. Extroverts avoid sitting at their laptop all the time. Enjoys group work than working alone. A platform where they can exercise power and be the centre of attention. A role where they can travel, at least sometimes. Keeping this in mind, we have prepared a list of few top in-demand career options for the extrovert in you!


Which career can provide you with the maximum human interaction at the same time filling your bank accounts!  Think!  Yes, it is the Sales Department. They are the ultimate boss and manage everything that is required to get the money out of the customers pocket! Sales is not door to door distribution of products (a majority of the students believe), but actually, they are the mastermind behind creating the strategies!Colleges in India: Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies,  Indian Institute of Management, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Christ University, etc.  Colleges Abroad:  London School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Bentley University, Columbia University, Northwestern University, The University of Queensland, The Australian National University, etc.

2-Psychologist/ Counselor

Psychologists & Counsellors take care of the needs of their clients and help them with all sorts of life-related issues. They can work with students and sort their career issues (Career Counselors), hospitals where they take care of clients suffering from mental disorders (Clinical Psychologists), family issues and relationship concerns (Counselors), Training and development in multinational companies (Organizational Psychology), etc. It is a field where you are constantly in touch with new people and is a perfect fit for extroverts.

Colleges: Lady Shree Ram College (New Delhi), Jesus & Mary's (New Delhi), Tata Institue of Social Sciences (TISS), Ambedkar University (New Delhi), Jamia Milia Islamia (New Delhi), Christ University (Bangalore), etc.

Colleges Abroad: University of California--Berkeley, Yale University, University of Illinois, The University of Sydney, The University of Adelaide, etc.

2- Social Worker

If you are someone who wants to inspire others, and you want others to look at you and say “because of him/her I didn't give up”, then “Social Work” could be the most satisfying field for you!

Today, Social work is not just limited to providing a helping hand to disadvantaged section, but even the multi-national companies have taken initiatives to work for the society. India is the first country to make corporate social responsibility mandatory, hence increasing the demand of the field in the corporate world. Tata Trust in India is the best example of the field, where they invest a portion of their profit for poverty alleviation, aids awareness campaigns, environment protection programs etc. You can choose to either join an NGO or work in multi-national companies.

Aga Khan Foundation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Tata Trust, are to name a few.

Colleges for Social Work: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai), University of Delhi (Delhi), Jamia Milia Islamia (Delhi), National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences (Bhubaneswar), Madras School of Social Work (Chennai), Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work(Mumbai), etc.

Colleges Abroad: The University of Melbourne, University of California - Berkeley, Rutgers University New York University, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, etc.

3- Lawyer

Lawyers hold a status of prestige and are the saviours of law in every aspect of life. Law is not just restricted to the courtroom but is much more than that. Today, we have multiple specializations like Civil Law, Criminal law, Labour law, Intellectual property rights, Patent Law, Corporate Law, etc. to choose from. Corporate Law, International Law are gaining popularity.  Even in the past few decades, we have seen a rise in the Cyber & Environmental Law.  Your communications skills are utmost important in this profession but are not the only thing required to survive. Knack of reading, logical and analytical mind, manipulative skills are equally important.

Colleges: National Law School (Bangalore) Nalsar University of Law (Hyderabad), National University of Juridical Sciences (Kolkata), National Law University (Delhi), Gujrat National Law University (Gandhinagar), etc.

Colleges Abroad:he University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Yale University, University of Chicago, Columbia University., New York University, University of Pennsylvania, etc.

4- Teacher/ Lecturer

A teacher can change the lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges

70-80 k per month, just after you step out of your college. Even after the government has approved the 7th pay commission, even the school teachers are getting much more than they used to. One of the noblest and respected profession in the world which has the power to shape the future. The best part about the field is you can choose what to teach and to whom. Starting from being a kindergarten teacher to being a professor in colleges, you can be with any lot of students you want! To enter the school, you require B.ed/ B.EI Ed. On the other hand, if you wish to teach in colleges, you should complete your masters and clear the Net Exam.

You are always around students and they never let your energy die! Cheers!

Colleges for B.Ed/ B.EI Ed. : Gargi College (New Delhi), Lady Irwin (New Delhi), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (New Delhi), Jamia Milia Islamia (New Delhi), etc.

Colleges abroad for education degrees:  Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Oxford, University of Hong Kong, University of Cambridge, etc.

5- Public Relation Officer

Public Relation Officer, as the name suggests refers to creating a positive image of the brand/ person by planning various campaigns and strategies. They ensure the right set of information is communicated to the public and their brand gets the maximum coverage in media. With the addition to writing articles for brand promotions and sitting in press conferences, they are the pioneers for cultivating relationships with the potential investors. If you plan to enter the field, you cannot compromise on your communication and negotiation skills! English Hons or Mass Communication are two preferred courses for graduation.

Colleges for Mass Communication/ PR : Indraprastha College for Women (New Delhi), Indian Institute of Mass Communication (New Delhi), Mudra Institute of Communication (Ahmedabad), Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (New Delhi), Jamia Milia Islamia (New Delhi), St. Xavier's College (Mumbai), etc.

Colleges Abroad: The University of Sydney,  The University of Wollongong, University of Florida,  University of Southern California, University of Texas etc.

6- Dietician/ Nutritionist

What to eat, how to eat and how to live a healthy lifestyle - the major concern of people today!

This is what is specifically taken care of by the Nutritionists!

As a people's person, you can stay constantly in touch with individuals and help them in sorting their weight issues by suggesting dietary modifications. People spend thousands of rupees every month on diet products, diet food and expensive cooking oil! It would be your work to make them understand what works best for their body! Today, we also have registered clinical nutritionists to guide patients with the right kind of food required for a speedy recovery!

Colleges for Dieticians: Lady Irwin College (NewDelhi), Institute of Home Economics (NewDelhi), Christian Medical College (Vellore), Mount Carmel College (Bangalore), Government Home Science College (Chandigarh), SNDT Women's University (Mumbai), etc.

Colleges Abroad: Cornell University, University of New York, University of Illinois, University of New York, University of South Wales, The University of Queensland, etc.

7- Human Resource Specialist

The secret of success of a company is getting on board the right kind of employees and constantly training them! They are behind the scene collaborators and are constantly interacting with the employees starting from contacting the potential candidates, conducting first-round interviews & psychometric assessments and then taking care of their salary processing. Being an HR is both people oriented and administrative job role.

Colleges for HR: Indian School of Bussiness (Hyderabad), Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai), XLRI (Jharkhand), Management Development School (Gurgaon), etc.

Colleges Abroad: Stanford University, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, The Marshall School of Business at USC, Purdue University, Michigan State University, etc.

8- Event Planner/ Wedding Planner

First birthday, wedding day, bachelor's party, anniversary - The most special days of our lives and we just want everything to fall in place. Every group has that one person who proactively takes charge of the events and arranges them perfectly. They are enthusiastic in choosing the place, the perfect theme, yummiest food and coordinate with each of them personally to make sure everything is perfectly arranged. If you are one of them and would love to take it professionally, you can become an event planner!

Event Management Colleges/Institutes: National Institute of Event Management (Mumbai), College of Events & Media (Pune), Indian Institute of Learning & Advanced Development (Gurgaon), Indian School of Media (Pune), etc.

Colleges Abroad: William Angliss Institute, La Trobe University, University of Wollongong, University of Southern Queensland, Victoria University, etc.

9- Radio Jockey

The world of radio has seen an evolution, and it is no longer just limited to news broadcast and music. Today, we have radio presenters with quirky shows, Bollywood gossips, love gurus, bakra shows and what not! As a Radio Jockey, you are required not only to be a good speaker, but spontaneity, creativity and out of the box thinking are also essential skills.

Colleges For Mass Communication & Radio Training: Radio City School of Broadcasting (Mumbai), Indian Institute of Mass Communication (New Delhi), Xavier Institute of Communications (Mumbai), Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi) , Xavier Institute of Communications (Mumbai), The Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA)( Ahmedabad), etc.

Colleges Abroad: The University of California, University of Texas, Stanford University, London School of Economics, University of Amsterdam, Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Westminster, etc.

Other than the above-mentioned courses, extroverts can opt for job roles that will give them the flexibility to work with a team than alone! Do you have anything to add to this post? Share in the comment section.

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