Promising Self-Employment Ideas and Self-Employment Careers
To help you generate self-employment ideas, we compiled a list of self-employment careers with a bright job outlook. We recommend narrowing your choices to those promising careers that match your strongest Holland personality types best.
- Start by taking the Career Key Self-Employment test. It accurately measures which Holland personality types you are most like, in addition to two personality dimensions research shows are related to entrepreneurial success.
During the test, you'll see longer lists of careers with significant numbers of self-employed people working in them.
- Return to this page to explore self-employment careers that have a promising job outlook by personality type and Career Key work groups (by worker traits, skills, and abilities).
Businesses to Watch: Construction, Landscaping Services
Businesses to Watch: Specialized medical professions, Scientific and technical consulting
Computer Science and Technology
Computer Network Support Specialists
Businesses to Watch: Graphic design, Professional translation services
Businesses to Watch: Healthcare, Adult and child care
Child and Adult Care
Businesses to Watch: Sales, Construction management, Legal profession, Financial services and consulting
Legal Practice and Support
Businesses to Watch: Financial services and consulting
Occupational Health and Safety Technician