The most outgoing and perhaps the most confident sign of the zodiac, there is never a dull moment when Leos are on staff. They seek out challenges and like to keep busy, are goal-oriented and competitive. And while some Lions may be quiet and unassuming with an inner strength that proves magnificent, most Leos prefer a career that allows them to look and feel important.

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Read on to see which careers are best suited to Leo.

1. Actor

Surprise surprise, who hasn’t met a Leo who doesn’t love to be center stage? Whether in the public eye or the life of the party, this Fire sign will entertain and engage everyone around them. Expressive and naturally dramatic, they seek the spotlight and love all the adoration that inevitably follows. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Art Director, YouTuber, Professional Dancer

2. Cardiologist

Leos have a lot of heart and a talent for understanding this fist-sized, vital organ. It’s no accident that the operating room is sometimes called a theatre and that the heart surgeon becomes the star player. It takes a lot of guts and confidence to specialize in this area, two traits Leo has plenty of. Other professions that fit within this realm include:  Professional Athlete, Sports Medicine Doctor, Oncologist, Anesthesiologist

3. Jewelry Designer

Gold is the metal of the Sun, and by extension, Leo has an affinity for working with and owning it. This craft requires an understanding of the properties of the metal and an eye toward bringing out the beauty inherent in it. Sometimes Leo can be all about flash and trying to impress others, but when Leo people turn their hand to this art form, they are able to express their inner truth. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Gemologist, Blacksmith, Tradesman

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4. PR Executive

No one can roar like the Lion, and this career is a great fit for the outgoing Leo. From sending press releases to maintaining rumor control, Leo is just the person to make sure the right people are in the know. This works well for shyer Leos who prefer to maintain a more private life because they get to work in the public eye without actually becoming a celebrity. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Marketing Executive, Life Coach, Nutritionist, Spokesperson, On-Air Host

5. Spokesperson

Being sexy, charming, and vocal is the essence of Leo’s mantra and this position would suit one’s vanity and need for attention. From trade shows to pitching venture capitalists, Leo’s can speak for and showcase new products and services with such authority and sincerity, it’s rare they get turned down. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Salesperson, Commodities Trader, Publisher

6. Theatrical Agent

The Lion has a unique understanding of the acting profession and loves to facilitate and organize. Just being a part of the entertainment industry makes Leo quiver with delight. Negotiating with casting agents, interacting with actors and using their skill in representing the interests of artists keeps this Fire sign energized and on task. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Art Director, Casting Agent, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Museum Director

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7. Reality-Show Star

Leos, of all the signs, are the most adept at taking 15 minutes of fame and turning it into a viable career. Their ability to garner endorsements and end up on other entertainment venues will keep them compensated while basking in their quasi-celebrity status. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Radio Personality, Blogger

8. Hair Stylist

Leos have a weird fascination with hair and can be excessively preoccupied with their own tresses but would happily work with others. Lion hairdressers win a lot of hair competitions, where the most dramatic look is the ultimate winner. Leos also do well in the salon, because they are able to cultivate a look and a persona that gets attention while keeping their clients entertained as well as beautifully coiffed. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Spa Owner, Beauty Editor, Stylist

9. Salesperson

Leo loves change and variety, as well as the opportunity to work with the public. This makes them an excellent salesperson, whether they are behind the retail counter, doing business development or on the road with a product line. Lions will maximize their commissions by charming the pants off their customers. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Product Developer, Marketing Specialist, Social Media Expert

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10. Motivational Speaker

If inspiration or a little kick in the rear is needed for motivation, then Fire sign Leo is a godsend. They have a natural talent for getting people all fired up and ready for action. Channeling that effusive energy in into something positive is a dream job for our roaring Lion. Leo has no problem being on a platform or telling anyone what to and where to go for success.  Other professions that fit within this realm include: Life Coach, Sports Agent, Nutritionist

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