MBTI® Test INTP Geographer

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Investigative, Realistic, Artistic (IRA) (GOT)

Introverted-Intuitive-Thinking-Perceiving (INTP) Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI test) personality types are often well suited to specific careers due to their inherent ways of being and characteristics, much like the other Myers-Briggs test types. Therefore, due to their unbiased nature and ability to discover patterns, INTP’s often gain great satisfaction and are a good fit in careers as geographers.

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For a geographer, daily workplace tasks include anything in the realm of analyzing and observing the processes and nature of the Earth’s surface, from naturally occurring singularities to human-caused changes. They could work on anything from landforms and soil to more living things, such as plants and animals. Much of their time is spent observing or gathering data on specific components of geography (such as censuses, photographs or other images, and scientific observations), and then writing about their findings in various journals or speaking about them in front of others. They also update and maintain various records and geographical informational computer systems, keeping findings on local, continental, and global information up to date. Many geographers also act as consultants for other businesses, helping individuals and companies understand the natural trends on various building sites.

To become adept at this occupation, geographers must be well versed in various tools, such as anemometers, sampling devices, microscopes, and a variety of software that aids them in their everyday duties. This type of software includes scientific analysis software like Groundwater Vistas, computer aided design and map creation software to generate three dimensional models or displays that accurately and concisely represent large amounts of data, and even web page creation and editing software like Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver. In addition, Geographers must also prove to hold extensive knowledge in the procedures and systems of geography, as well as a working knowledge in other subjects, such as mathematics, history and archeology. Other important skills include critical thinking, reading comprehension, and analytical reasoning. Geographers also often need to develop presentation skills, as they tend to work closely with other scientists, researchers, or engineers and may need to present their findings to others quickly, clearly, and concisely. In some cases, they may also publish reports or academic articles in order to further disseminate their findings even more. Due to the scientific nature of this profession, a degree of some sort is needed – whether a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree is required all depends on the specific position as well as the particular corporation.

Below are some employment trends for Geographers:

  • Median wage: $39.20 hourly, $81,540 annually
  • Employment: 1,500 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Slower than average (2% or 3%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 200

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INTP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular INTP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Actuary/Risk Professional, Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators, Architectural Drafters, Archivists, Art Directors, Food Science Technician, Geographer, Geoscientist, Librarian, Network and Computer Systems Administrators

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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)