Investigative "Thinkers"

People in the investigative category often have a strong desire to understand cause and effect and solve puzzles and problems. They often work in jobs that are scientific in nature. They often have jobs that include laboratory work. Their work often involves the analysis of data, using formulas, graphs, and numbers. Investigative types typically prefer to work independently and with minimum supervision.

Are you...?

  • Inquisitive
  • Observant
  • Curious
  • Introspective
  • Concrete
  • Analytical
  • Precise
  • Independent
  • Logical
  • Scientific
  • Scholarly
  • Complex
  • Broad-minded

Do you enjoy...?

  • Analyzing data
  • Using computers
  • Working independently
  • Solving math problems
  • Interpreting formulas
  • Thinking abstractly
  • Using a microscope

Career considerations

  • Actuary
  • Ecologist
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Surgeon
  • Dentist
  • Meteorologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Math teacher
  • Research dietician
  • Engineering analyst
  • Veterinarian

Potential areas of study

Explore a list of majors that tend to be Investigative, or check out the entire list of K-State academic programs.

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