jobs Current TV Characters You Would Hire  

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List Rules Characters should be actually good at whatever jobs they do and in current shows (on TV or streaming and either in season or expected to return).

The current TV characters you'd hire are all ranked here on this list of employable fictional people. Ever watch a television show and think, "Hey, that character is really good at their job!" For instance, Phil Dunphy from Modern Family considers himself one of the best real estate agents around. That confidence goes a long way! TV characters who are good at their jobs range from tough police officers like Mike Biggs on Mike and Molly to inspiring teachers like the grown-up Cory Matthews on Girl Meets World.

TV characters who are good employees also include detectives like David Duchovny's character on Aquarius and OB/GYNs like Mindy Kaling's character on The Mindy Project. Whether it's your favorite current sitcom or your favorite current drama, television characters who are successful in their careers or have a passion for the gig are all listed here. Just think of Jared Dunn from HBO's Silicon Valley, played by Zach Woods, who is extremely loyal to his startup company and also has innovation of his own.

From the Selina Meyers administration to the Frank Underwood administration, characters from both the VEEP White House and the House of Cards White House are listed here because of their devotion and talent in the workplace. And who wouldn't want Olivia Pope from Scandal cleaning up our messes?

Which of these current TV show characters of 2016-2017 do you think is best at their job and would be able to hold their own in a real world work environment? Cast your votes below and be sure to add any other talented and skilled television characters, provided they are on a current show (network or streaming) and you think they'd make a great addition to just about any team of professionals.

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Olivia Benson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Olivia Benson Sergeant and Commanding Officer

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Leroy Jethro Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Special Agent

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Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Sazonana added Dr. Gregory House

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Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Daryl Dixon Hunter

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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Rick Grimes Sheriff's  Deputy

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Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
imhellspawn1 added Meredith Grey

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Dana Scully is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
rosemary-hallett added Dana Scully

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Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Phil Dunphy Real Estate Agent

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Olivia Pope is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Olivia Pope Fixer

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Raymond 'Red' Reddington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Raymond 'Red' Reddington Concierge of Crime

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Cory Matthews is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Cory Matthews Teacher

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Callie Torres is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Callie Torres Doctor

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Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Agent Phil Coulson Director of the Strategic Homeland Intervention

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Topanga Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire

The Best Current TV Shows About Work

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Arizona Robbins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Arizona Robbins Head of Pediatric Surgery and Fetal Surgery

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Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
julian-marimuthu added Harvey Specter

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Leo Fitz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Leo Fitz Agent and Scientist

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Samantha Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Sazonana added Samantha Jones

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Michael Scofield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
r_nker added Michael Scofield

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John Reese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
r_nker added John Reese

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Jim Halpert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
rosemary-hallett added Jim Halpert

The Best Finishing Moves in Wrestling History

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Donna Paulsen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Donna Paulsen Legal Secretary

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Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Sazonana added Jack Bauer

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Green Arrow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
laura-poole-ruffner added Green Arrow

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Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Detective Jake Peralta Police Detective

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Mrs. Patmore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Maryellen Elizabeth added Mrs. Patmore

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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
theprimetime420 added Ray Donovan fixer

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Mindy Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Mindy Lahiri OB/GYN

Current TV Characters We Love to Hate

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Caroline Channing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
ColinBoddy added Caroline Channing

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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin

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Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
rosemary-hallett added Lois Griffin

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Leela is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
rosemary-hallett added Leela

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Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Cersei Baratheon Queen Regent of the Seven Kingdoms

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Louis Huang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Louis Huang Restaurant Owner

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Max Black is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
ColinBoddy added Max Black

Famous People You Didn't Know Were Married to Each Other

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Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Mike Biggs Police Officer

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Paige Dineen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Paige Dineen Translator

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Nell Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Nell Jones Intelligence Analyst

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Doug Stamper is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Doug Stamper White House Chief of Staff

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Sam Hodiak is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Sam Hodiak Homicide Detective

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Gary Walsh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Gary Walsh Presidential Aide

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Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Selina Meyer President

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Detective Charles Boyle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Detective Charles Boyle Police Detective

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Rayna James is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
aria2000 added Rayna Jaymes

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Jared Dunn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Jared Dunn Business Advisor

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Adam DeMamp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Adam DeMamp Telemarketer

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Mickey Deane is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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