Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions high school learners will make in their life. This is especially challenging for kids who have learning difficulties. A learning difficulty does not mean that a learner cannot succeed in a challenging career. In fact, neurodivergent learners are more than capable of excelling in most professions. However, their brains do function differently and they will have to find the correct learning system to take up a career path that is best for them. Whilst many kids can simply go to a career expo at the local college and choose what interests them, neurodivergent learners and their parents have alot more to consider. Finding the right career is a more involved process and Hillcrest Collegiate knows this.

The team at Hillcrest Collegiate help each child find the right career fit, one that matches their unique personality and strengths. The school carefully evaluates a learner’s interests, nature and capability so that they can direct the learner toward a career that will be best for them. Learners are encouraged to acquire the skills they need to succeed in their future career. Hillcrest Collegiate wants learners to pursue a career that they will love and thrive in. This stems from the belief that doing what we love will surely lead to excellence.

One of the recourses the school utilizes to evaluate their learners is the Myers Briggs personality test. In addition to this, staff at the school take the time to get to know each child as an individual and assess their talents, temperament and skills. One of the school’s core beliefs is that a learner who is encouraged to develop skills that are intuitive to their personality type is more likely to succeed than a learner who is encouraged to do something that is opposed to their personality type which they may hate.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test is a questionnaire that evaluates how people perceive the world and make decisions. There are 16 different personality types according to MBTI. 

Here is a summary of the personality types taken from www.verywellmind.com:

ISTJ – The Inspector: Reserved and practical, they tend to be loyal, orderly, and traditional.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Dentist
  • Certified public accountant
  • Supply chain manager
  • Business analyst

ISTP – The Crafter: Highly independent, they enjoy new experiences that provide first-hand learning.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Technician
  • Construction worker
  • Engineer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Inspector

ISFJ – The Protector: Warm-hearted and dedicated, they are always ready to protect the people they care about.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Accountant
  • Financial clerk
  • Bank teller
  • Research analyst
  • Administrative manager
  • Photographer
  • Elementary teacher

ISFP – The Artist: Easy-going and flexible, they tend to be reserved and artistic.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Social media manager
  • Optician
  • Veterinarian
  • Archeologist
  • Social worker
  • Occupational therapist
  • Related

INFJ – The Advocate: Creative and analytical, they are considered one of the rarest Myers-Briggs types.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Counselor
  • Writer
  • Scientist
  • Librarian
  • Psychologist

INFP – The Mediator: Idealistic with high values, they strive to make the world a better place.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Copywriter
  • HR manager
  • Physical therapist
  • Mental health professional
  • Artist
  • Photographer

INTJ – The Architect: High logical, they are both very creative and analytical.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Musical performer
  • Managing editor
  • Photographer
  • Financial advisor
  • Marketing manager
  • Teacher
  • Physical therapist

INTP – The Thinker: Quiet and introverted, they are known for having a rich inner world.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Composer
  • Professor
  • Writer
  • Producer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Marketing consultant
  • Web developer

ESTP – The Persuader: Out-going and dramatic, they enjoy spending time with others and focusing on the here-and-now.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic
  • Creative director
  • Project coordinator
  • Construction manager

ESTJ – The Director: Assertive and rule-oriented, they have high principles and a tendency to take charge.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Judge
  • Coach
  • Financial officer
  • Hotel manager
  • Real estate agent

ESFP – The Performer: Outgoing and spontaneous, they enjoy taking center stage..

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Event planner
  • Professional entertainer
  • Sales representative
  • Cosmetologist
  • Flight attendant
  • Tour guide

ESFJ – The Caregiver: Soft-hearted and outgoing, they tend to believe the best about other people.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Office manager
  • Technical support specialist
  • Museum curator
  • Psychologist
  • Medical researcher

ENFP – The Champion: Charismatic and energetic, they enjoy situations where they can put their creativity to work.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Reporter or news anchor
  • Editor
  • Musician
  • Product manager
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Personal trainer
  • Social worker

ENFJ – The Giver: Loyal and sensitive, they are known for being understanding and generous.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Guidance counsellor
  • Sales manager
  • HR director
  • Art director
  • Public relations manager

ENTP – The Debater: Highly inventive, they love being surrounded by ideas and tend to start many projects (but may struggle to finish them).

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Attorney
  • Copywriter
  • Financial planner
  • Psychologist
  • Systems analyst
  • Creative director
  • Operations specialist

ENTJ – The Commander: Outspoken and confident, they are great at making plans and organizing projects.

Suggested careers that will suit this personality type:

  • Business administrator
  • Public relations specialist
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Judge
  • Construction manager
  • Astronomer