MBTI® Test ISFJ Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Social, Realistic (SR) (GOT)

The aspects of specific Myers-Briggs® Test (MBTI®) personality types tend to synergize with specific career paths. Some of the more popular ISFJ careers include licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses who are known to be unwavering, empathetic, and responsible individuals. They put the needs of others before their own, focusing on establishing well-ordered methods to ensure those needs are fulfilled. This is the essence of the Introverted-Sensing-Feeling-Judging (ISFJ) MBTI test personality type.

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On any given day, persons in a licensed practical and licensed vocational nurse career position often find themselves performing a large range of different tasks at their respective medical facilities. One aspect of these tasks is related to collecting, analyzing, and reacting to patient data. The complexity of these actions varies from recording vital signs, height & weight, temperature, blood pressure, and respiration to collecting urine and blood samples for laboratory testing. They have an active role in administering prescribed medications, starting intravenous fluids, and are responsible for observing and charting patients as well as communicating such gathered information to other healthcare team members. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses also assist patients who have prolonged hospital stays by helping them with basic treatments and care like bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, and assisting with moving in bed, standing and walking. They may also dress wounds, treat bedsores, give enemas, massaging, or perform catheterizations. Depending on the size and scope of a facility they may clean rooms and beds, as well as sterilize, assemble and use equipment such as tracheotomy tubes, oxygen suppliers, and catheters. Licensed practical and vocational nurses also learn how to utilize other important tools required for their position including, but not being limited to, hypodermic needles, patient stabilization and fall prevention devices, and spirometers.

In addition to medical knowledge, licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses benefit from experience with Psychology, therapy and counseling, along with customer and personal service. This knowledge helps nurses understand human behavior, and individual differences in personality and motivation. The ability to effectively assess patient needs based on these factors increases the likelihood of positive customer experience and satisfaction. Technical knowledge of medical, office suite, spreadsheet, and processing software is also required in many situations.

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Certain skills are also very important to individuals taking part in this family of ISFJ careers. Strong active listening and social perceptiveness is very important for properly taking in, understanding, and processing the needs of patients. Good time management, judgment and decision making skills are also paramount to being a successful Licensed practical or vocational nurse. The ability to proactively look for ways to help people and monitor as well as assess not just others but also yourself is a strong quality to have.

Due to the higher level of cognitive reasoning and critical decision making requirements of this career, licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses generally require training in post-secondary vocational schools, at times obtain an associate’s degree, and in addition, complete one to two years of on the job training.

Having a compatible Myers-Briggs test personality type can be a major factor in increasing your chances of not only becoming a successful and proficient licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse, but most importantly, enjoying your profession and finding it fulfilling.

Below find employment trends for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses:

  • Median wage: $22.83 hourly, $47,480 annually
  • Employment: 728,900 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Much faster than average (11% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 66,300

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ISFJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ISFJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Court Clerk, Data Entry Keyers, Dietitians & Nutritionists, File Clerk, Insurance Claims Clerk, Insurance Policy Processing Clerks, License Practical & Vocational Nurse, Medical Records Technician,Payroll Clerk, and Work Processor & Typist.

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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)

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