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

The Best Careers for Introverts

  1. Economists
  2. What they do

    They 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.

    • Study economic and statistical data in area of specialization, such as finance, labor, or agriculture.
    • Conduct research on economic issues and disseminate research findings through technical reports or scientific articles in journals.
    • Compile, analyze, and report data to explain economic phenomena and forecast market trends, applying mathematical models and statistical techniques.
    • Supervise research projects and students' study projects.

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  3. Political Scientists
  4. What they do

    They study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, 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.

    • Disseminate research results through academic publications, written reports, or public presentations.
    • Teach political science.
    • Develop and test theories, using information from interviews, newspapers, periodicals, case law, historical papers, polls, or statistical sources.
    • Identify issues for research and analysis.

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  5. Astronomers
  6. What they do

    They observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.

    • Study celestial phenomena, using a variety of ground-based and space-borne telescopes and scientific instruments.
    • Analyze research data to determine its significance, using computers.
    • Develop theories based on personal observations or on observations and theories of other astronomers.
    • Collaborate with other astronomers to carry out research projects.

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  7. SEM Strategists
  8. What they do

    They 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.

    • Collect and analyze Web metrics, such as visits, time on site, page views per visit, transaction volume and revenue, traffic mix, click-through rates, conversion rates, cost per acquisition, or cost per click.
    • Identify appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and report key metrics from digital campaigns.
    • Assist in setting up or optimizing analytics tools for tracking visitors' behaviors.
    • Coordinate with developers to optimize Web site architecture, server configuration, or page construction for search engine consumption and optimal visibility.

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  9. Statisticians
  10. What they do

    They 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 bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

    • Analyze and interpret statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information.
    • Identify relationships and trends in data, as well as any factors that could affect the results of research.
    • Determine whether statistical methods are appropriate, based on user needs or research questions of interest.
    • Prepare data for processing by organizing information, checking for inaccuracies, and adjusting and weighting the raw data.

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  11. Molecular and Cellular Biologists
  12. What they do

    They research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.

    • Maintain accurate laboratory records and data.
    • Design molecular or cellular laboratory experiments, oversee their execution, and interpret results.
    • Compile and analyze molecular or cellular experimental data and adjust experimental designs as necessary.
    • Conduct research on cell organization and function, including mechanisms of gene expression, cellular bioinformatics, cell signaling, or cell differentiation.

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  13. Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
  14. What they do

    They create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.

    • Write fiction or nonfiction prose, such as short stories, novels, biographies, articles, descriptive or critical analyses, and essays.
    • Develop factors such as themes, plots, characterizations, psychological analyses, historical environments, action, and dialogue to create material.
    • Prepare works in appropriate format for publication, and send them to publishers or producers.
    • Revise written material to meet personal standards and to satisfy needs of clients, publishers, directors, or producers.

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  15. Photonics Technicians
  16. What they do

    They build, install, test, or maintain optical or fiber optic equipment, such as lasers, lenses, or mirrors, using spectrometers, interferometers, or related equipment.

    • Maintain clean working environments, according to clean room standards.
    • Compute or record photonic test data.
    • Adjust or maintain equipment, such as lasers, laser systems, microscopes, oscilloscopes, pulse generators, power meters, beam analyzers, or energy measurement devices.
    • Set up or operate assembly or processing equipment, such as lasers, cameras, die bonders, wire bonders, dispensers, reflow ovens, soldering irons, die shears, wire pull testers, temperature or humidity chambers, or optical spectrum analyzers.

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  17. Geological Sample Test Technicians
  18. What they do

    They 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.

    • Test and analyze samples to determine their content and characteristics, using laboratory apparatus or testing equipment.
    • Collect or prepare solid or fluid samples for analysis.
    • Compile, log, or record testing or operational data for review and further analysis.
    • Prepare notes, sketches, geological maps, or cross sections.

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  19. Judicial Law Clerks
  20. What they do

    They assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.

    • Research laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, or other information related to cases before the court.
    • Prepare briefs, legal memoranda, or statements of issues involved in cases, including appropriate suggestions or recommendations.
    • Confer with judges concerning legal questions, construction of documents, or granting of orders.
    • Draft or proofread judicial opinions, decisions, or citations.

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  21. Archivists
  22. What they do

    They appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.

    • Organize archival records and develop classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials.
    • Provide reference services and assistance for users needing archival materials.
    • Prepare archival records, such as document descriptions, to allow easy access to information.
    • Establish and administer policy guidelines concerning public access and use of materials.

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  23. Cytotechnologists
  24. What they do

    They stain, mount, and study cells to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions following established standards and practices.

    • Submit slides with abnormal cell structures to pathologists for further examination.
    • Examine cell samples to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns.
    • Provide patient clinical data or microscopic findings to assist pathologists in the preparation of pathology reports.
    • Document specimens by verifying patients' and specimens' information.

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  25. Fallers
  26. What they do

    They use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.

    • Stop saw engines, pull cutting bars from cuts, and run to safety as tree falls.
    • Appraise trees for certain characteristics, such as twist, rot, and heavy limb growth, and gauge amount and direction of lean, to determine how to control the direction of a tree's fall with the least damage.
    • Saw back-cuts, leaving sufficient sound wood to control direction of fall.
    • Clear brush from work areas and escape routes, and cut saplings and other trees from direction of falls, using axes, chainsaws, or bulldozers.

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  27. Jewelers
  28. What they do

    They fabricate and repair jewelry articles. Make models or molds to create jewelry items.

    • Smooth soldered joints and rough spots, using hand files and emery paper, and polish smoothed areas with polishing wheels or buffing wire.
    • Position stones and metal pieces, and set, mount, and secure items in place, using setting and hand tools.
    • Create jewelry from materials such as gold, silver, platinum, and precious or semiprecious stones.
    • Make repairs, such as enlarging or reducing ring sizes, soldering pieces of jewelry together, and replacing broken clasps and mountings.

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  29. Animal Breeders
  30. What they do

    They 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.

    • Feed and water animals, and clean and disinfect pens, cages, yards, and hutches.
    • Observe animals in heat to detect approach of estrus and exercise animals to induce or hasten estrus, if necessary.
    • Treat minor injuries and ailments and contact veterinarians to obtain treatment for animals with serious illnesses or injuries.
    • Arrange for sale of animals and eggs to hospitals, research centers, pet shops, and food processing plants.

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  31. Photographers
  32. What they do

    They photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

    • Use traditional or digital cameras, along with a variety of equipment, such as tripods, filters, and flash attachments.
    • Determine desired images and picture composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects.
    • Adjust apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus according to a combination of factors, such as lighting, field depth, subject motion, film type, and film speed.
    • Develop and print exposed film, using chemicals, touch-up tools, and developing and printing equipment.

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  33. Craft Artists
  34. What they do

    They create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.

    • Create functional or decorative objects by hand, using a variety of methods and materials.
    • Cut, shape, fit, join, mold, or otherwise process materials, using hand tools, power tools, or machinery.
    • Apply finishes to objects being crafted.
    • Develop concepts or creative ideas for craft objects.

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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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