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There are entire magazines and Netflix series devoted to getting organized. They are so lovely and inspiring. All that tidiness, all those perfectly sized containers, all those clean surfaces, all fill your head with aspirations. If putting things into color coded bins with tidy labels makes your heart go pitter-pat, you may have found a fantastic career path.
To be fair, you are probably unlikely to land a gig as a highly paid organizer of celebrity closets. However, there are a whole host of careers out there that are all about being organized. You can definitely use the label maker and color-coding that make you so happy, just maybe not for the Kardashians. Check out these well-paid options.
Especially if a little glitz and glamor are appealing to you, running events might be a great career to use your skills at keeping things running ship-shape. Event Managers plan, organize, and run social events that are typically large-scale, complex, or both. Some Event Managers are also responsible for promoting the events they run, so being comfortable with
Health Care Coordinator
If you like using your ability to straighten things out to help people, but the sciences are not your strong suit, a job as a Health Care Coordinator might be a good fit for your talents. A Health Care Coordinator makes sure that patients have the care they need lined up and ensures that the various healthcare providers assisting a patient have the information needed to do their work.
Project Managers help keep the team on task and headed in the right direction. They plan out the steps of the project, keep all the team members on the project aligned, make sure everyone is working toward their deadlines, and track expenses to keep the project on budget. Good project managers make great money and are good candidates for being freelancers. Make your resume stand out with a Project MGMT certification to ensure that your ability to organize comes with credentials.
If your favorite brand of organizing is developing methods for how things should run, look into Production Planner jobs. The alternate name for this same position is Production Scheduler. Production Planners work with factories to make sure there is a plan for keeping up with production by lining up the people, equipment, materials, and ways to track performance. Because you will work with so many kinds of people, communication skills are a must in this role.
Think of an Inventory Specialist like a warehouse manager. They track what products and equipment are coming into the company and what is being shipped out. The job is a mixture of managing systems, paperwork, and people.
This is a job for people who are comfortable coordinating a team’s actions and negotiating with others. A Contract Manager’s role in negotiation focuses on the terms and conditions of a contract, which tends to be more about who will do what, when, and less about the money. Then, once the contract is signed, they ensure that the things people are supposed to do as part of the contract get done.
Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Managers specialize in organizing the flow of how goods are produced and made ready to sell, from start to finish. They obtain the raw materials needed to make the items, oversee the raw materials being shipped at the right time to the manufacturing plants that use them, keep an eye on the production of the goods, and ensure that the final products make it to the end-user of the products. It’s a job that takes a lot of complexity and streamlines it into a smooth process, so you have to be comfortable organizing many different layers of potential problems.
Bookkeepers keep track of all the money coming into and out of a business. In smaller companies, they may take on the role of paying bills and collecting money due from customers. In larger companies, their job is to understand how money is flowing in and out, to help the managers and owners make good decisions about when it’s ok to spend money and how much is reasonable. To be a good Bookkeeper, you should be comfortable not just organizing the documents and financial information, but you should also be able to recognize the patterns of income and expenses happening in the business.
A Librarian’s job is quite literally to keep information organized so people can find and use it. This job is definitely about keeping the physical space of the library organized and cataloged, but also about understanding the methods of organizing information and the different types of resources out there that people might not know existed. Librarians, depending on their specific jobs, may also be responsible for getting the community engaged with the library, so they are more familiar with how to use it, or to forecast what the community will need because of current events and then to make sure the right educational resources are available. If being mentally organized is exciting to you, a librarian job might be a good fit.
A good Administrative Assistant is worth his or her weight in gold to a busy executive. They keep track of all the details for their bosses, ranging from taking the pile of receipts and compiling it into an expense report, to making sure a presentation is correctly edited and printed in time for the meeting, to helping the executive stay on schedule. Some Administrative Assistants with more experience with the business may even run small projects on behalf of their bosses, like collecting an interesting piece of information from all the departments across the company and compiling them into a format the executive can understand quickly. This is a job for someone who likes to be the person who does the smaller things that help make the big ideas possible.