Careers, Jobs, Hobbies & Volunteer Work That Use VIA Character Strengths

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Here are some examples of careers and hobbies that utilize specific VIA Character Strengths. Download list HERE

Creativity, Ingenuity, and Originality

  • Composer
  • Musician
  • Decorator
  • House Stager for Real Estate
  • Industrial/Commercial Office Space Designer
  • Furniture Buyer
  • Fine Art Painter
  • Process Improvement Consultant
  • Private Investigator
  • Writer

Judgment, Critical Thinking, & Open-mindedness

  • Attorney or Judge
  • Actuary
  • Engineer
  • Business Consultant
  • Arbitrator

Curiosity & Interest in the World

  • Research Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Archeologist
  • Social Scientist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Economist
  • Crime Investigator

Love of Learning

  • Professor
  • Executive Coach or Academic Coach
  • Historian
  • Learning & Development Manager
  • Science or Health Researcher

Wisdom Perspective

  • Strategic Analyst or Consultant
  • Business Consultant
  • Executive Writer
  • Executive Coach
  • Venture Capitalist

Bravery & Valor

  • Fire Fighter
  • Policeman
  • Military
  • FBI Agent or CIA Agent
  • Coast Guard
  • Homeland Security
  • Public speaker

Industry, Diligence, and Perseverance

  • Private Investigator
  • Genealogist
  • Marathoner
  • Construction Worker
  • Physical Therapist

Honesty, Authenticity, & Genuineness

  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Ethics Teacher
  • Public Speaker

Zest, Enthusiasm, Energy

  • Personal Trainer
  • Health Club Owner
  • Activity Director for a Cruise Ship, Senior Center
  • Camp Counselor

Capacity to Love & Be Loved

  • NICU Nurse
  • Elementary School, Junior High, Preschool Teacher
  • Professor
  • Priest, Pastor
  • Volunteer helping battered wives
  • Volunteer at a children’s summer camp
  • Volunteer to read books to children at the library

Kindness & Generosity

  • Nurse
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Gerontologist or Gerontology
  • Case Worker
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Teacher Volunteer at a Hospital
  • City Greeter
  • Concierge

Social Intelligence

  • Sales
  • Professional Conflict Mediator
  • Arbitrator
  • Leader
  • Meeting Facilitator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Psychotherapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Life Coach
  • Concierge
  • Sports Coach

Forgiveness & Mercy

  • Pastor or Priest
  • Write a book on forgiveness
  • Anger Management Trainer

Modesty & Humility

  • Nun
  • Teacher, Professor

Caution, Prudence, & Discretion

  • Safety Inspector
  • Counselor
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Actuary

Self-Control & Self-Regulation

  • Karate Instructor
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapist

Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

  • Art Historian
  • Museum Curator
  • Art Restoration
  • Museum Docent
  • Gardener
  • Landscape Architect
  • Architect
  • Musician

Gratitude

  • Pastor or Priest
  • Teach People how to be Grateful
  • Life Coach
  • Motivational Speaker

Hope, Optimism, and Future-mindedness

  • Grief Support Group Leader
  • Cancer Support Group Leader
  • Social Worker
  • Psychotherapist
  • Life Coach
  • Strategic Planner
  • Executive

Humor & Playfulness

  • Comedian
  • Standup Comedy Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Advertising
  • Copywriter
  • Blogger

Spirituality, Sense of Purpose, Faith

  • Pastor/Priest/Rabbi/Nun
  • Holistic Healer
  • Meditation Teacher
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Teacher, Professor
  • Bible Study
  • Teacher Volunteer

Citizenship, Teamwork, and Loyalty

  • Patient Advocate
  • School Board Member
  • Congressman
  • Project Manager
  • Volunteer

Fairness, Equity, & Justice

  • Judge
  • Ombudsman
  • Conflict Mediator
  • Patient Advocate
  • Activist Referee
  • Employee Relations
  • Labor Relations
  • Union Steward
  • Lobbyist

Leadership

  • Supervisor, Manager, Director, Executive
  • Technical Lead
  • Elected Official
  • Sports Coach
  • Cross-Functional Team Leader
  • Project Manager
  • Business Owner

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