Best Careers For Introverts

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Being an introvert is not easy especially when we’re living in a world where the media is putting extroverts on a podium. Business meetings, sales calls, meeting clients and networking events, that is the world where the extroverts shine.

The extroverts are the ones who have the energy to light up the room, the person who can talk and make friends with anyone. They love working in a team and get their energy from working and interacting with others. If you happen to be an extrovert, here are the best jobs for extroverts.

What if…

  1. You don’t have the energy to light up a room.
  2. You prefer to talk to as little people as possible.
  3. You prefer working alone.
  4. You get your energy by working with yourself.

Welcome to the world of introverts.

careers for introverts who love being alone

How we created the list of the best jobs for introverts

We want you to understand our methodology when choosing these careers.

We don’t want people commenting below saying things like:

“Web developers are not for introverts! You still have to work in a team and meet clients. This list is b***s***.”
“As a law clerk, I still have to talk with my lawyers. Definitely not on the introvert list.”

Here’s the real harsh truth.

There is NO career out there that allows you to work on an island and talk to no one. None. We researched 975 careers and found none.

Even when you’re a Geological Technician out in Antarctica doing research and collecting samples on icebergs, you still have to interact with another human being.

Now, the main question is “How much human interaction do you need to do on the job?”

There are 3 main criteria that we used when evaluating the best jobs for introverts.

  1. How much human interaction is required for the job?
  2. How important is working in a team/teamwork to perform the job?
  3. How important is it for you to coordinate or lead others in the job?

With that out of the way, here are 17 of the best jobs for introverts


17 Careers for Introverts

Astronomers

Laurence Jones from
1 reviews
observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.
$126250
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match

Political Scientists

study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decisionmaking, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
$124100
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match

Economists

conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
$120880
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Statisticians

develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
$97170
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

SEM Strategists

Tyla Oliver from Travel Tractions
James Rice from Picked Group
Peter Kim from Immenseo
Joshua Feinberg from SP Home Run Inc.
Cody Cullen from Grove Brands
7 reviews
employ search marketing tactics to increase visibility and engagement with content, products, or services in Internet-enabled devices or interfaces. Examine search query behaviors on general or specialty search engines or other Internet-based content. Analyze research, data, or technology to understand user intent and measure outcomes for ongoing optimization.
$96740
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Molecular and Cellular Biologists

research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.
$89910
Doctoral degree
Personality Match

Interest Match


Photonics Technicians

build, install, test, or maintain optical or fiber optic equipment, such as lasers, lenses, or mirrors, using spectrometers, interferometers, or related equipment.
$67640
Associate's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Archivists

appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.
$61210
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Geological Sample Test Technicians

test or analyze geological samples, crude oil, or minerals to detect presence of petroleum, gas, or mineral deposits indicating potential for exploration or production or to determine physical or chemical properties to ensure that products meet quality standards.
$61130
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match


Cytotechnologists

stain, mount, and study cells to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions following established standards and practices.
$55990
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Photographers

Fizzah Raza from Fizzah Raza Photography
Karen Hoglund from Karen Hoglund Photography
Thadeus Parkland from P1Photography
Kelly Johnson from Kelly Johnson Photography
12 reviews
photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. May use lighting equipment to enhance a subject's appearance. May use editing software to produce finished images and prints. Includes commercial and industrial photographers, scientific photographers, and photojournalists.
$50290
No degree required
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Jewelers

Hitesh Patel from RRPJewellers
Nicolas Tranchant from Vivalatina Jewelry Brand
Elizabeth Arnold from Alloys by Arnold
Edgar Hidalgo from Shetler Fine Jewelers
4 reviews
fabricate and repair jewelry articles. Make models or molds to create jewelry items.
$48050
No degree required
Personality Match


Animal Breeders

Chris Adams from ModestFish
1 reviews
select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.
$43930
No degree required
Personality Match

Interest Match

Craft Artists

create or reproduce handmade objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
$38260
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

Interest Match


Additional resources for introverts

Susan Cain’s TED talk on The Power of Introverts
Are you an introvert personality test
Everything you need to know about introversion
23 signs that you’re actually an introvert




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