MBTI® Test ISTJ Tax Examiners, Collectors and Revenue Agents

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Enterprising (CE) (GOT)

The high level of analytical and organizational skills necessary for a career as a tax examiner, collector, or revenue agent makes this occupation perfect for a certain Myers-Briggs Test Type Indicator® (MBTI® test) personality type. Much like with other occupations, careers in tax examination and collection mesh well with a certain MBTI test type that embodies the qualities that this career requires—in this case, the Introverted-Sensing-Thinking-Judging (ISTJ) personality type.

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Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents primarily work on fulfilling current tax laws by collecting money or regulating liability, both for people and corporations. Most individuals in this occupation field fulfill similar duties, but may hold different titles such as revenue officer, tax auditor, or tax compliance officer. They often keep current on tax code changes and duties, as well as the overall financial market. Tax agents keep meticulous records, allowing them to spot problems easily and follow up with the subjects of their investigations in a timely matter. They also spot-check tax forms and files to make sure that everything is accurate and that laws are obeyed and respected. If all accounts and details are not in order, tax examiners need to contact taxpayers to communicate the relevant details of the delinquent accounts. In some cases, they may also assist clients in resolving problems or in connecting them with accountants or others who have the skill sets necessary to do so.

Knowledge and skills in certain subjects is imperative for a career in tax examination and collecting. First and foremost, a proficiency in mathematics is extremely important, as is knowledge of current, past, and developing financial laws and trends. Skills in customer service are also important, as taxes can be a delicate subject. Along with these overarching skills, knowledge of specific software is beneficial to this occupation, including accounting software, spreadsheets, and database management software. Accounting or actuarial calculators, scanners, multi-line phone systems, and laser printers are also helpful.

Also important for this occupation are high-level reasoning skills, clear comprehension abilities, and organizational skills. Tax examiners, collectors and revenue agents must be adept at making important and well-based decisions, while ensuring the accuracy of their actions. Oftentimes, a Bachelor’s degree is recommended for these positions, but it is not required. In fact, only about 40% of surveyed tax examiners actually hold a bachelor’s degree, while the remainder have a high school diploma or some college without a degree in-hand.

Below are some employment trends for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

  • Median wage: $26.39 hourly, $54,890 annually
  • Employment: 58,200 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Decline (-2% or lower)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 4,600

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ISTJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ISTJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education:  Accountant, Air Traffic Controller, Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician, Civil Engineer, Environmental Science & Protection Tech, Nuclear Power Reactor Operator, Security Guard, Supervisor of Correctional Officers, Tax Examiner / Collector / Revenue Agent, and Transportation Inspector.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org
  2.  MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)