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Your Dream Careers
Success in any career requires a combination of two, three or more intelligences working together. You may learn more about how each of the eight intelligences are related to specific career paths by reviewing the short lists below and then exploring any websites that are of particular interest to you. It is best to begin by listing two or three careers in your top two MI strengths that attract your attention. You can visit websites matched to your top three or four MIDAS subscales to gain more detailed information.

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Quick links:
Musical / Kinesthetic / Linguistic / Spatial / Logic-Math / Interpersonal / Intrapersonal / Natural


MUSICAL......................................................................................................
Careers:
‑music teacher
‑instrumentalist
‑singer
‑disc jockey
‑song writer
‑music critic
‑choir director
‑composer
‑sound engineer
‑recording technician
‑manager / promoter
-band leader
-promoter

Websites: General Information on Careers in Music: Artists House Music: www.artistshousemusic.org
Music Entrepreneurs:
“The music business has always rewarded entrepreneurs, and those who can apply their artistic and creative imaginations to business are the same people that succeed at the highest level and on their own terms. Learn about the music business of today and tomorrow, and the strategies you can employ for success.”

Music Education:“Music educators provide a vitally important link between the present and the future. There are few things in life as rewarding as teaching someone to express themselves musically, whether they’re 8 or 80 years of age. Developing the next generations of musicians and music lovers is a key responsibility for a career in music education.

MIDAS Subscales

VOCAL- Vocal Ability: a good voice for singing in tune and in harmony
http://www.artistshousemusic.org/videos/a+career+in+vocal+performanceCareers in Vocal Performance
http://www.vocalist.org.uk/singing_careers.html - Singing Careers
ttp://www.backstage.com/bso/career_advice/careers/cruises_parks.jsp - Cruise and Theme Park Jobs

INSTRU-Instrumental Skill: skill and experience in playing a musical instrument
http://www.artistshousemusic.org/node/5340/4290 - Playing Music as a Career

“Learn keys to success based on the personal experience of experts and veterans of the music business. Instruction, advice, guidance to provide you with tools to make it in music business of today &tomorrow.”
http://www.careerdirections.ie/CD/DBAllCareerFrame.jsp?id=956 – A Career as a Musician

COMPOSE- Composer: makes up songs or poetry and has tunes on her mind
http://www.artistshousemusic.org/node/5378/4165 - Professional Songwriting
http://www.music-usa.org/nacusa/ - National Assn. of Composers

MUSAPP- Musical Appreciation: actively enjoys listening to music of some kind
http://www.artistshousemusic.org/node/5554/4069 - Careers in Music Recording


KINESTHETIC................................................................................................
Careers:
‑athlete
‑rodeo rider
‑acrobat
‑actor
‑clown
‑equestrian
‑juggler
‑magician
‑craftsperson
‑dancer
‑coach
‑stunt man
‑gymnast
‑physical therapist
‑sports trainer
‑choreographer
‑surgeon
‑drama coach
‑building trades
‑assembler
-entertainer
-aerobics teacher

Subscales:
Websites:
ATHLE- Athletics: ability to move the whole body for physical activities such as balancing, coordination and sports
http://www.sportscareerfinder.com – Careers in Sports
http://exercise.about.com/cs/forprofessionals/a/careers.htm - Careers in Fitness and Exercise
http://www.careeroverview.com/athletics-careers.html - Careers in Coaching

DEXT- Dexterity: to use the hands with dexterity and skill for detailed activities and expressive moment
http://www.actingcareerstartup.com/ - Careers in Acting
http://www.collegegrad.com/careers/proft23.shtml - Careers in Acting, Producing & Directing
http://www.ndta.org.uk/public/c1.html - Careers in Dance
http://www.skillchart.com/careers/entertainment/magician.htm - Careers as a Magician
http://www.skillchart.com/careers/entertainment/index.htm - Careers in Entertainment


LINGUISTIC....................................................................................................
Careers:
‑writer
-poet
‑journalist
‑storyteller
‑teacher
‑manager
‑supervisor
‑lawyer
‑public relations
‑playwright
‑editor
‑salesperson
‑reporter
‑interpreter
‑translator
‑librarian
‑proof‑reader

Websites:
EXPRESS- Expressive Sensitivity: skill in the use of words for expressive and practical purposes
http://www.prssa.org/ - Careers in Public Relations
http://www.masterfreelancer.com/ - Careers in Free Lance Creative Writing
http://www.quintcareers.com/career_storytelling/ - Use Story Telling to Advance Your Career
http://www.creativekeys.net/StorytellingPower/sphome.html - Boost Your Career with Story Telling
http://curtrosengren.typepad.com/occupationaladventure/2004/02/professional_st.html
- Professional Story Telling
RHET- Rhetorical Skill: to use language effectively for interpersonal negotiation and persuasion
http://www.public-speaking.org/topten.htm - Advanced Public Speaking Institute
http://www.pon.harvard.edu/faqs/careers.php - Education for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
WRITING- Written-academic: to use words well in writing reports, letters, stories, verbal memory, reading / writing
http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/careers/106462.html - Careers in Writing

http://www.asne.org/index.cfm?id=2 – Careers in Journalism

http://www.enhancemywriting.com/writing_jobs.html - Careers in Journalism

http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/arts-humanities/writers-editors.htm Writing


LOGICAL-MATHEMATICAL..........................................................................
Careers:
‑bookkeeper
‑records clerk
‑accountant
‑financial services
‑lawyer, paralegal
‑inventory control
‑electrical engineer
‑systems analyst
‑statistician
‑biologist
‑researcher
‑computer programmer
‑chemist
‑investment broker
‑pharmacist
‑mechanical engineer

Websites:
EVYDY- Everyday Math: to use math effectively in everyday life
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/vocational/bookkeeping-accounting-auditing-clerks.htm - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
SCHOLMATH- School Math: to perform well in math at school
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/science/statisticians.htm - Statistician
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/engineering/index.html - Engineering
PROBLSLV- Everyday Problem Solving: able to use logical reasoning to solve everyday problems, curiosity
http://www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Career.131.aspx Safety Specialist- Food Service Products
http://www.customerservicemanager.com/ Customer Service Representative
http://www.countyofdane.com/emprel/cls_specs/helpdesk_analyst.pdf Help Desk Analyst
http://www.collegegrad.com/careers/proft17.shtml - Mechanical Engineering
LOGGAM- Strategy Games: good at games of skill and strategy
http://www.gamedegree.com/careers.asp - Video Game Careers

http://www2.itt-tech.edu/st/programs/prog.cfm?tag=degd&code=google+|+design+game+careers&sendroicid=434b26d7-48cc-4ef3-b779-602e8ae5acf5&sendroiad=798685572&sendroikwd=design+game+careers

- Digital Entertainment and Game Design

http://www.fullsail.edu/index.cfm?fa=landing.GD_1a&mnc=209&kw=game%20career&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=game%20career&utm_content=GD_1a&utm_campaign=GD

– Game Development


VISUAL-SPATIAL........................................................................................

Careers:
‑landscape designer
‑interior designer
‑architect
‑advertising
‑navigator
‑artist
‑craftsperson
‑seamstress, tailor
‑drafting
‑mechanic
‑builder
‑engineer
‑graphic design
‑photographer
‑fashion designer
‑surveyor
‑set designer
‑urban planner
‑cartographer
‑carpenter
‑film editor
‑makeup artist
‑hairdresser
‑commercial artist
‑sign painter
‑furniture restorer
‑geographer
‑pilot

Websites:
SPATAW- Space Awareness: to solve problems of spatial orientation and moving objects through space such as driving a car
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/campus-location/state-all/city-all/certificate/vocational/transportation/concentration-all.php - Truck Drivinghttp://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/science/aircraft-pilots-flight-engineers.htm
- Pilots and Flight Engineershttp://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/science/surveyors-cartographers-technicians.htm
- Surveyors, Cartographers, Photogrammetrists, and Surveying Technicianshttp://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/science/air-traffic-controllers.htm
- Air Traffic Controllers
ARTDESGN- Artistic Design: to create artistic designs, drawings, paintings or other crafts
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/arts-humanities/designers.htm - Careers in Design
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/arts-humanities/artists.htm - Careers in Art
http://webdesign.about.com/od/jobs/Jobs_in_Web_Design_HTML_Web_Development_Professional_Web_Careers.htm - Web Site Design
OBJECTS- Working with Objects: to make, build, fix, or assemble things
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/vocational/carpenters.htm - Carpentry

http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/vocational/automotive-body-repairers.htm - - Auto Body

http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/vocational/building-inspectors.htm

- Building Inspectors


INTERPERSONAL...........................................................................................

Careers:
‑teacher
‑counselor
‑actor
‑child care
‑salesperson
‑politician
‑secretary
‑nurse
‑coach
‑social worker
‑consumer services
‑lawyer
-homemaker
‑probation officer
‑recreation aide
‑manager
‑receptionist
‑clergy
‑psychologist
‑waiter/waitress

Websites:
SENS- Social Sensitivity: sensitivity to and understanding of other people's moods, feelings and point of viewhttp://www.allpsychologyschools.com/faqs/become_counselor.php - Counseling Careers
http://steven.davis.faculty.noctrl.edu/Careers.Counseling.htm - Careers in Counseling & Psychotherapy
http://education.ufl.edu/Counselor/CounselingCareers/index.php - Counselor Education
PERSUAV- Social Persuasion: ability for influencing other people
www.salescareersonline.com – Sales Careers Online
http://www.collegegrad.com/careers/marke.shtml - Marketing, Sales and Related Careers
http://www.careers-in-marketing.com/ad.htm - Advertising and Public Relations
PEOPLE- Interpersonal Work: interest and skill for jobs involving working with people
http://www.discovernursing.com/ - Careers in Nursing

http://www.childcarecareers.net/ - Careers in Child Care

http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/vocational/child-care-workers.htm - Child Care Workers
http://www.careerpoliceofficer.com/ - Police Careers

http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/728/Parole-Officer.html - Parole Officer Careers


INTRAPERSONAL.............................................................................

Careers:
‑teacher
‑counselor
‑actor
‑child care
‑politician
‑nurse
‑coach
‑social worker
‑lawyer
‑probation officer
‑manager
‑receptionist
‑clergy
‑psychologist

Websites: PERSKNOW- Personal Knowledge / Efficacy: awareness of one's own ideas, abilities; able to achieve personal goal
- Calculations: meta-cognition "thinking about thinking' involving numerical operations
- Spatial Problem Solving: self awareness to problem solve while moving self or objects through space
- Effectiveness: ability to relate oneself well to others and manage personal relationships


NATURALIST..................................................................................................

Careers:
‑animal trainer
-farmer
-fisherman
-hunter
-astronomer
-culinary science
-forester
-doctor
-scientist
-biologist
-veterinarian
-meteorologist
-naturalist
-guide/tracker
-physicist
-greenhouse

Websites:
Animal Care: skill for understanding animal behavior, needs, characteristicshttp://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/vocational/animal-care-service-workers.htm -
- Animal Care Workers
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/science/farmers-ranchers-agricultural-managers.htm - Farmers, Ranchers and Agricultural Managers
- Plant Care: ability to work with plants, i.e., gardening, farming and horticulture
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/science/agricultural-food-scientists.htm
- Agriculture and Food Scientists
- Science: knowledge of natural living energy forces including cooking, weather and physics
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/science/chemists-materials-scientists.htm

- Chemists and Materials Scientists
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/science/environmental-scientists-geoscientists.htm -
Environmental Scientists & Geoscientists