Choosing a #Career that Matches Your #Learning Style

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We are all different. In looking at each member of your family, you will most likely find that each one learns a little differently. However, some might share the same learning style. Using your observation skills, you might want to place your homeschooler in one or more of these seven different learning styles:

  • Visual (spatial): You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding
  • Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music
  • Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing
  • Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch
  • Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems
  • Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people
  • Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study

Some careers that make the most use of the visual style are visual art, architecture, photography, video or film, design, planning (especially strategic), and navigation. Careers that use the aural style are playing, conducting, or composing music, and sound engineering (mixing and audiovisual work). Some careers that use the verbal style include public speaking, debating, politics, writing and journalism. Careers that involve the physical style include general physical work, mechanical, construction and repair work, sports and athletics, drama and dancing.

Additionally, people with a strong logical style are likely to follow such careers as the sciences, mathematics, accounting, detective work, law and computer programming. People with a strong social style may follow careers in counseling, teaching, training and coaching, sales, politics, and human resources. Lastly, people that have a strong solitary style include authors, researchers, park rangers and security guards. In general, peak performers in any field often have a good solitary style.Have fun helping your homeschooler explore which career he or she is most interested in. 


About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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