VOTE 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
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
Special Agent

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Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Hunter

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

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Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Dana Scully is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Real Estate Agent

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

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Callie Torres is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Doctor

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

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Topanga Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire

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Raymond 'Red' Reddington is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Concierge of Crime

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Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Director of the Strategic Homeland Intervention

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Arizona Robbins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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
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Leo Fitz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Agent and Scientist

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Donna Paulsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Legal Secretary

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Samantha Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Michael Scofield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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John Reese is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Jim Halpert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Police Detective

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Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Mrs. Patmore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Green Arrow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Mindy Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
OB/GYN

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Caroline Channing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Leela is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Queen Regent of the Seven Kingdoms

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Max Black is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Louis Huang is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Restaurant Owner

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24 63
Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Police Officer

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

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22 60
Doug Stamper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
White House Chief of Staff

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19 55
Nell Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Intelligence Analyst

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23 64
Gary Walsh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Presidential Aide

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20 58
Sam Hodiak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Homicide Detective

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Rayna James is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
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Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
President

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Detective Charles Boyle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Current TV Characters You Would Hire
Police Detective

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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
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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