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Jobs for People who Love Puzzles

Puzzles can be toys, games, or problems that are designed to test your ingenuity. From jigsaw puzzles and computer games, to crosswords and sudoku, there are lots of different ways you could be entertained by a great puzzle.

But there’s more to puzzling than just fun. You can learn useful skills (puzzles are often used in educational settings), give your brain a work out, and you can even find careers where solving puzzles could part of your daily life.

Useful skills you could get from puzzling

From early childhood onwards, puzzles are used as tools to help us to develop skills from finger strength and dexterity, to visual-spatial skills and logic.

There are a heap of other great skills that you can learn and develop through puzzles too, they could be useful in lots of jobs and other aspects of your life and include:

  • Resilience and perseverance
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Planning
  • Focus
  • Creativity
  • Time management
  • Adaptability

All of the above are wonderful skills to have.  Taking part in competitions, joining clubs, and working on real world puzzles (or problems) could help you to build on these skills, gain new ones, and help to illustrate to others that you have these skills already. So don’t forget to add them to your resume and use examples in your interviews.

Jobs for people who love puzzles

You could incorporate puzzles into your career if you like to be challenged and love finding solutions where others may not be able to.

Here are some examples of careers you could explore further:

  • Mathematician
  • Actuary
  • Cryptographer
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Computer Support
  • Network Engineer
  • Archaeologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Police Detective
  • Private Investigator
  • Fire or Accident Investigator
  • Software Engineer
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Interior Designer
  • Puzzle Maker
  • Psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Software Developer
  • Teacher
  • Architect
  • Journalist
  • Data Analyst
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Structural Engineer
  • UX Designer
  • Cybersecurity Officer
  • Programmer
  • Doctor
  • Event Planner
  • Author

Curious which other careers might suit you?

Why not head over to our job spotlights page to read up on other jobs, or have a read through various industries and roles on the careers page.

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