We all know Type A people. They’re the ones with color-coded to-do lists. They are organized. They multitask like nobody’s business. They hate queuing and wasting time. (And this short introduction is just their style.)
In their honor, let’s cut to the chase. There are plenty of jobs that are perfect for Type A personalities, and here’s a list of 12 of them.
12 Perfect Jobs For People With Type A Personalities
These Type A job ideas (in alphabetical order, as a list) vary by type. Some offer full-time opportunities, while others allow part-time work and flexible hours. Some require you to search for jobs in your city, and others allow you to work from home.
Transcription is a precise task. Captioning requires attention to verbal detail. These jobs require error-free typing and sharp listening skills.
Usually, these jobs are paid by the audio hour, but this does not equate to a real hour, because you’ll likely find yourself pausing and rewinding.
Video captioning is similar, except you’ll be watching and listening. For instance, Rev.com pays $1.50 per minute of video.
2. Data entry clerk
Some of these job descriptions include satisfying Type A key phrases such as “ensures consistency and accuracy”, “compiles and sorts information”, and “must be self-motivated, organized and detail oriented”.
Pay scales per hour or per project.
Browse job openings in our Work From Home Jobs Portal.
3. Event Planner
Type A personalities thrive on stress. Few jobs scream “stress” like an event planner.
Planning events/weddings/meetings requires extremely organized people who know how to get by with a checklist or two. They must coordinate and hire others to successfully organize an event or meeting.
This job will likely require a degree and/or some experience, but you can always start as a “junior” or assistant. (Read how this woman started out as a wedding planner without prior experience.) If you’ve played any role in planning a wedding or major family event, you already have some experience to draw on.
4. Grocery bagger
Many years ago, late night TV show host David Letterman featured the Grocery Bagger of the Year on his program. Letterman has always proclaimed that he once worked as a grocery bagger and took pride in his work.
Grocery baggers fill bags based on weight and type of food. Preferably the frozen items are in one bag and the produce goes in another. Heavy items are on the bottom while bread goes neatly on top.
It is a job that, when done correctly, requires thought and precision. This is definitely a job for a type A personality.
If you can make a perfect bed with clean edges and know how to handle a vacuum cleaner, this could be a way for you to earn some extra cash.
But there are also more exotic options. Consider becoming a housekeeper at a resort, ranch, vacation rental, or even on a cruise ship.
And if your significant other is at the same Type A level as you, match them up. Some places are looking couples to maintain the grounds.
6. Inventory Specialist
Transcriptionists, as mentioned earlier, require attention to verbal detail and the ability to type quickly. Inventory specialists must be numbers conscious and know how to use a calculator keypad.
Inventory specialists may also be called stock associates or inventory helpers. The job is perfect for a type A with an intense need to organize and sort store products.
To find a job, visit your favorite store’s career webpage, where you can probably search by state. Or you can go to any job search site and search by retailer or location. You can also ask your favorite store manager who manages their inventory.
7. Library Specialist/Technician
Also consider: library associate, assistant, circulation clerk, clerk.
These jobs vary widely – part-time and full-time, hourly and salaried. Some require high school diplomas; others require a master’s degree. Either way, these jobs offer a substantial salary.
Start your job search at governmentjobs.com. You can search by title and by city.
8. Market research
A step beyond data entry is market research. If your type A personality forces you to make sense of the numbers you see, or if you’ve always thought you’d make a good accountant, market research is a viable job option.
You will likely be asked to start at an entry-level position. A job search on Indeed, ZipRecruiter or other job sites for “entry level in market research” would help you get started. The goal is to have a data entry job that allows you to think, which will also allow you to earn more money.
9. Professional Organiser/Clutter Consultant
We wrote about Tova Weinstocka professional organizer and cleaner who earns $100 to $200 an hour for virtual consultations.
She’s kind of an independent organizer, setting her own schedules and also working with clients in person to clean NYC apartments. Projects can last an afternoon or continue for four days at a time. His customers affectionately call him “Tidy Tova”.
If you find pleasure in finding word, grammar, or punctuation errors in written copy, consider becoming proofreader working from home. It offers flexible scheduling and pay per page.
Freelance proofreader Caitlin Pyle offers this advice to those just starting out in the business world: “It’s important to remember that you’re getting paid per page! So if you get distracted or procrastinate and drag out those 50 pages over several hours, it might seem like you’re not making any money.
11. Travel Advisor
Along the same lines as event planning, travel counselors must be able to stay organized while taking care of a number of tasks – researching the best deals, creating itineraries and building relationships. .
You can find these types of jobs on your regular job search sites. You can also search for travel advisor websites, scroll down and click on the “Jobs” link.
12. Virtual Assistant
Many busy professionals want personal assistants, and today those assistants can work virtually, meaning you can stay home and get things done.
Duties and skills vary: customer service, data entry, research, social media management and website maintenance. It’s the perfect job for someone who can’t resist creating a daily to-do list. In this case, you will create one for someone else and get paid to do so.
Kent McDill has been a seasoned journalist specializing in personal finance topics since 2013. He contributes to The Penny Hoarder. Carson Kohler, a former Penny Hoarder writer, contributed.
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