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65 Types of Consulting Jobs

Consulting is an extremely broad term. There are many types of consulting work you can pursue ranging from business to personal services.

If you’d like to work for yourself but starting a traditional brick and mortar business isn’t what you’re interested in, consulting might be just what you’re looking for. Consultants can work for firms. Or they can operate on an independent or freelance basis.

Here is a list of 65 types of consulting jobs to give you a better idea of what consulting work can cover. Does one sound like your dream business or career?

  1. Accounting
  2. Advertising
  3. Architecture / Building Safety
  4. Beauty
  5. Business Analysis
  6. Business Change / Reform
  7. Business Networking
  8. Career Advice
  9. Childbirth
  10. City Planning
  11. Clothing / Fashion
  12. College Admissions
  13. College Planning
  14. Computer Training
  15. Crisis Management
  16. Diet & Nutrition
  17. Diversity in the Workplace
  18. E-commerce
  19. Editorial
  20. Energy
  21. Entrepreneurship / Small Business Start-up
  22. Environment
  23. Fitness
  24. Home Improvement
  25. Human Resources (HR)
  26. Imports / Exports
  27. Information Technology (IT)
  28. Insurance
  29. Intercultural Communications
  30. Interior Decorating
  31. Investments
  32. Leadership
  33. Legal
  34. Management
  35. Market Research
  36. Marketing
  37. Marriage Relations
  38. Media Relations
  39. Medical / Health
  40. Mental Health
  41. Organization
  42. Parenting
  43. Personal Finance
  44. Public Relations (PR)
  45. Public Speaking
  46. Publicity
  47. Real Estate
  48. Retirement Planning
  49. Sales
  50. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  51. Social Policies
  52. Software Training
  53. Strategy Formulation
  54. Stress Relief
  55. Taxes
  56. Team Building
  57. Telecommunications
  58. Time Management
  59. Tourism
  60. Travel Planning
  61. Venture Capital
  62. Web Site Management
  63. Wedding / Bridal
  64. Weight Loss
  65. Wills & Estate Planning

I’m sure there are plenty of other consulting specialties. Can you think of any? Are you a consultant in a field not mentioned here? Leave a comment and share your additional ideas.

Note: This post was originally published on March 7, 2007 and was updated on its currently-listed publication date.

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