4 Amazing Careers For Social People


Jul. 27 2018, Published 8:05 a.m. ET

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If you’re a social person that lights to get out and meet as many people as possible, being stuck at a desk in an office all day doesn’t suit you. You’ll quickly get bored only talking to the same small group of coworkers every day and you’ll be itching to get up and out of the office. Luckily for you, not every job has you chained to a desk all day. There are plenty of career options for people that are sociable, these are just some of the best ones out there.


The healthcare industry is all about people. More specifically, helping to improve their lives and make sure that they stay happy and healthy. That’s such a rewarding job for a sociable person and you’ll get the chance to meet different people every day. If you’re a doctor, you’ll be meeting a lot of patients but there are better healthcare roles for sociable people. Nursing, for example, gives you the chance to spend more time with those patients and get to know them a bit better. Forming that bond with people and seeing them progress until they’re well enough to leave the hospital is such a great feeling. If you’re not too keen on the medical side of hospital work, you could consider something on the admin side. If you take an online healthcare program, you’ll open up so many possibilities for yourself. You could get a job working on the desk in a hospital department, greeting patients and helping them check in. Or you could work as a hospital administrator, overseeing a department and making sure that all of the patients are getting the best care. When you work in the healthcare industry, no 2 days are the same and you’ll constantly be meeting new people.

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The Media

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Working in the media is another great job for a people person. There is all sorts you could do from researching news stories, market research, sourcing new shows or even acting on TV yourself. When you’re working in TV, it’s all about the people. There are, of course, some office jobs that won’t really suit you but most of the roles involve getting out there and meeting all sorts of interesting people. Getting into the media can be difficult but it is possible. The first step is to contact local TV or radio stations and ask whether they’ve got any entry level positions or even opportunities for free work experience. Once you’ve got that experience, you’ll be far more likely to land a job.

Human Resources

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Most jobs require you to interact with the people in your department that you see every day, but a job in human resources requires you to meet with people from all over the company on a daily basis. It’s your job to deal with any issues that they might have as well as deal with bringing new employees on board etc. In general, your job is to make sure that everybody in the company is happy and healthy and to do that, you’ll be meeting with different people all the time. There are some downsides because you’ll also have to deal with disputes but that’s only a small part of your job. Day to day you’ll be doing positive things that improve the lives of people working at the company.

PR Specialist

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Public relations specialist is probably the most social job there is. Every company needs to make sure that they’ve got a good public image and that’s where PR specialists come in. You’ve got a fairly large list of duties that you’ll be doing so you’ll never get bored of doing the same thing over and over. Common tasks include writing press releases, preparing people for interviews about the company, putting on events to promote the company and dealing with any scandals that might show the company in a bad light. To succeed in this job, you need excellent people skills so it’s perfect for you. Most of the people that you work with as a PR specialist are people from outside of the company and forging good relationships is a vital part of the job, making it ideal for a sociable person.

Wanting to meet people and spend your time socializing doesn’t have to be a negative quality. In some jobs, you won’t be able to use those skills but if you pursue one of these careers, your sociable personality will be a bonus that helps you succeed, and you’ll never get bored again.  

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