What Are the Best Career Paths for a Scorpio?


The Scorpio Personality: The Scorpion (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

The Scorpio personality is synonymous with passion. Scorpios are zealous in all that they do, including work. Also characterized by a unique sense of loyalty, immense fear of failure and one-of-a-kind perspective, the Scorpio personality tends to set itself apart from other zodiac signs by how they are motivated at work and the types of work that they enjoy.

With their complex nature, Scorpios can be challenging to understand, but taking the time to learn Scorpio traits and how they are expressed in the workplace can help people learn how best to support and engage a Scorpio in their tasks.

What Are the Best Career Paths for a Scorpio?

Scorpios possess polarizing personality traits that can be contradictory. For instance, they are highly independent but can cling to those close to them. Scorpios are also known to be intuitive, assertive, resourceful, enigmatic, goal-oriented and adaptable. These traits become highly useful in the workplace.

Scorpios have many possess traits that could be viewed as strengths or weaknesses depending on how the individual chooses to harness them. Examples of these include intensity, stubbornness and secretiveness.

Scorpios are most effective and fulfilled in their work when they can be of service to others, benefit from minimal supervision, but not micromanagement, and do work that fulfills them. Career paths in nonprofit and human services, medicine, organizational development may be a good fit.

What Are Scorpios Like in the Workplace?

In the workplace, Scorpios are strong-willed and charming. They have magnetic personalities that draw coworkers to them, but strongly prefer to work independently. Scorpios like to lead but can follow when instructions they receive are clear and direct. Scorpios pursue their goals with vigor but like to be left to their own devices.

They are sure to share a perspective that few others have thought of, are adept at using failure to drive them toward success, and have a unique brand of loyalty. Scorpios are strong team members, but favor solitary tasks. This may pose a challenge at work, but Scorpios can overcome it by compromising: splitting their time at work between team tasks and individual tasks.

For a Scorpio, if the work is useful, they can complete it in almost any work environment, including laboratories, medical facilities, and remote locations.

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10 Best Professions for a Scorpio

In order to make the most of their professional life, Scorpios must seek careers that are meaningful and help people to advance, grow, or succeed in some area of their lives. The following professions are strongly suited to the Scorpio personality.

1. Psychologist

Psychologists investigate the mind to make sense of human behavior. They publish their findings in scholarly articles, journals, books, and documentaries. This is ideal for Scorpios who want to do purposeful work to bring greater understanding to complex issues. Scorpios may even find that researching the human mind helps them to understand the complexities of their personalities.

2. Researcher

Researchers employ practical methods to get to the bottom of things. The duties of this role can vary, but frequently entail collecting information, using statistical analyses to interpret data, recruiting participants, and compiling findings to be presented or published. Scorpios are skilled in these areas, taking their time carry out each part of the process to meet the ultimate goal.

3. Engineer

Scorpios have some natural skills and abilities, which make them great Engineers. They channel their passion, loyalty, and analytical perspective into analyzing and improving systems and projects. The duties of this role range from drawing up blueprints to applying mathematical concepts to make conclusions. Design, development, research, and construction are all key components in this profession.

4. Financial Advisor

A central function of this advisor is to help clients identify and meet financial goals. Clients employ their services to correct financial problems, determine ways to fund future endeavors (such as owning a home or purchasing a vehicle) and make smart fiscal decisions. Scorpios tend to be good with money and strategy, both of which are needed in this role.

5. Pharmacist

The person in this role will prepare prescription medications, educate patients about best medical practices while using the medications, and make recommendations as necessary. Pharmacists must often combine medical skills with interpersonal skills because much of their work is people-oriented so Scorpio can excel in this position.

6. Physician

Physicians diagnose and treat ailments, perform medical exams, and educate patients about their diagnoses. A Scorpio’s passion can make them excellent Physicians. This trait, and a Scorpio’s loyalty is are assets in patient relationships.

7. Market Analyst

Market Analysts need to know as much about people as possible. They are interested in what people purchase, the demographic they belong to, what their needs are, and what is important to them. They use this information to advise companies on how to market products and services effectively. The Scorpio’s unique perspective is highly valuable in this line of work.

8. Marketing Associate

The Marketing Associate in your office is likely the person who makes sure that all branding efforts of a company are cohesive, effective, and eye-catching. The creative Scorpio can tap into their intuitive nature to develop marketing strategies, conduct and apply research, and analyze data to produce one-of-a-kind marketing initiatives.

9. Occupational Therapist

Scorpios find meaning in even the most mundane tasks, so they know how important it is that people have the ability to partake in them. Occupational Therapists are also aware of this and assist patients with developing and restoring skills and abilities needed to thrive in their day-to-day lives.

10. Human Resources Assistant

These Assistants support the Human Resource function of an organization. This includes facilitating the recruitment process, scheduling interviews, maintaining employee records, and helping with trainings and orientations, and assisting employees with navigating work-related dilemmas. Scorpios can thrive in this people-oriented profession and make vital contributions to the team.

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Kaila Kea is a career coach and former contributor to the ZipRecruiter blog. She is based in Hampton, Virginia.

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