MBTI® Test INFJ Healthcare Social Workers

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Social, Investigative (SI) (GOT)

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Being familiar with your Myers-Briggs Personality Type can help you build on your innate strengths to find a career that will be fulfilling for you. Hammer (1996) notes that Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Judging (INFJ) personality types enjoy being in fields like medicine and science, in which they have the opportunity to work towards long-term goals in coherent and gradual ways. MBTI® test INFJ’s tend to fit well in careers such as healthcare social workers.

Healthcare social workers provide psychological and social support to families and individuals who are facing terminal or chronic illnesses. Their counseling helps clients cope with their hardships and lead their lives as normally as possible. Healthcare social workers are responsible for meeting and advocating for clients and patients to resolve or prevent possible crises. This may involve identifying environmental impediments to patients’ progress, planning individual or group interventions, coordinating care and rehabilitation, and more. They also monitor and evaluate client progress based on empirically verifiable or measurable goals that are described in treatment and care plans and prescribe changes in treatment and medication in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for their students. In some cases, healthcare social workers may have to develop or advise others on social policy or assist in community or organizational development as well.

Industrial engineers use a variety of tools of the trade, both in the form of hardware and software. Hardware may include various kinds of computers and recorders, including desktop, notebook, tablet, and handheld versions. The software they use includes Microsoft Office, Email software, and database and query software, in addition to desktop publishing software (e.g., Publisher) and medical software like James Frazier Associates DataStart or patient electronic medical records software.

In addition, healthcare social workers need to have a strong background in therapy and counseling, including in procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of clients. They also require a background in psychology and sociology, as well as the English language and customer and personal service. If possible, a familiarity with the medical industry and practices is helpful as well, so that they have more knowledge about what their clients are actually experiencing.

Being an effective healthcare social worker requires high levels of technical expertise. Therefore, most of these occupations (over 90%) require a master’s degree. A few may require a post-master’s, or even a doctorate in addition.

Below are some employment trends for Healthcare Social Workers:

  • Median wage: $24.97 hourly, $51,930 annually
  • Employment: 146,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Much faster than average (22% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 70,200

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INFJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular INFJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education:Clinical Psychologists, Curator, Dentist, Desktop Publisher, Editor, Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors, Fashion Designers, Graphic Designers, Healthcare Social Workers, and Pediatricians

 

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)

Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)