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If You Are an Introvert, These Are the Best Jobs For You!

Jennifer Farrington - Author
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Oct. 10 2022, Published 1:25 p.m. ET

Imagine having a job that caters to both your skills and personality type. Sounds too good to be true, right?

Well, it doesn’t have to be if you know which type of jobs are suitable for people who are more reserved and prefer a smaller crowd (introverts) or those who are more outgoing and sociable (extroverts). So, what are the best jobs for introverts?

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If you’re an introvert or someone who likes to focus more on their inner thoughts rather than express them with the entire world, there may be a job out there designed specifically for your personality style.

Keep reading to find out what these are and how much they pay.

Introverts should consider a career that doesn’t require too much social interaction.

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Just because you’re an introvert doesn’t mean you don’t like talking to people or sharing your insights on interesting topics. This is a misconception that often categorizes introverts as shy people who live inside their heads.

But, if you are an introvert, choosing a career that involves significant social interaction such as hosting events, speaking in front of large crowds, or holding group meetings might not be the most suitable choice for you.

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Now, because there are different types of introverts— like those who suffer from anxiety or prefer to work from home, we’ve compiled a list of jobs for introverts based on these specific categories.

Jobs for introverts who suffer from anxiety:

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Librarian

The traditional library setting is both slow and peaceful, making it an ideal option for introverts with anxiety. As a librarian, you may be required to “research, instruct, and connect people to technology.” Building websites and digital archives are also sometimes included in the job description.

  • Average Salary: $69, 233 (as per Salary.com)
  • Education: A master's degree in library science may be required (but not always).

Landscaper or Gardener

Landscapers typically get to work alone and at their own pace. The job usually entails maintaining gardens and lawns, weeding, trimming, installing sprinkler systems, and more.

  • Average Salary: $31, 832 (As per ZipRecruiter)
  • Education: High school diploma or a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture for higher-paying positions.
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Tutor

If you have a background in education, you could be a tutor. Tutors can choose whether they want to work one-on-one or with a small group of students, and aren’t necessarily confined to strict deadlines.

  • Average Salary: $37,906 (as per Glassdoor) or $60,675 for a full time private tutor (as per ZipRecruiter)
  • Education: High school diploma and in most instances, an undergraduate degree
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Bookkeeper

A bookkeeper’s primary responsibilities include organizing and maintaining financial records for businesses.

  • Average Salary: Ranges from $37,539 to $46,962 (as per Salary.com)
  • Education: Coursework in accounting or a related field is preferred, but no degree is required.

Some other jobs introverts might consider applying for if they suffer from anxiety include floral designer, janitor, notary, or interior decorator.

Work-from-home jobs recommended for introverts:

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Digital Marketer

If digital advertising is something that sparks your interest, a digital marketer could be the career for you. With this career, you’d be responsible for creating and managing online ads and campaigns and overseeing press releases, social media content, websites, and more, according to Indeed.

  • Average salary: $60,166
  • Education: A specific degree isn’t required but it is recommended you get a bachelor of arts in marketing.
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Editor

Editors often proofread and correct errors they find in various content types. including digital and print.

  • Average Salary: $74,025 (as per Salary.com)
  • Education requirements: A bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or communication.
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Graphic Designer

A graphic designer is responsible for creating visual concepts, whether it be done by hand or using computer software.

  • Average Salary: $48,012 (As per Payscale)
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related fine arts field

Information Technology Manager

Indeed describes an information technology manager as someone who is an “information technology professional who plans, directs and oversees activities dealing with a company's computer and information.”

  • Average Salary: $91,826 (as per Indeed)
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, programming, or a related field.
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Blogger

A blogger is someone who writes copy for a business or personal website. The job doesn’t require too much social interaction with others as the bulk of the work consists of writing.

  • Average Salary: $42, 618 (as per ZipRecruiter)
  • Education: You don’t necessarily need a degree to blog (though it can help) but you should be able to write clear and compelling copy and be knowledgeable about the content you are writing about.

Some other work-from-home jobs you might consider applying for if you’re an introvert include freelance writing, proofreading, virtual assistant, transcriber, Amazon seller, video editor, and virtual bookkeeper.

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Jobs for introverts that don’t require a degree:

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Mechanic

Mechanics are primarily responsible for repairing and maintaining automobiles. The job is usually performed alone or with the help of an assistant.

  • Average Salary: Between $41,981 to $56,123 (as per Salary.com)
  • Education: Complete an automotive education program or have industry experience

Photographer

Although a photographer may be required to capture footage at large gatherings such as weddings or baby showers, they spend most of their time in the background capturing exciting moments as they happen.

  • Average Salary: $45,125 (as per ZipRecruiter)
  • Education: Some photography courses
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Social Media Manager

A social media manager works with clients to help them boost their presence and performance online. If you like posting ads or running campaigns on Facebook or Instagram and also enjoy analyzing how they perform, this might be the position for you.

Not only does the position require little social interaction, but many companies also offer remote work.

  • Average Salary: $53,085
  • Education: Social media experience, marketing degree preferred
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Postal Worker

United States Postal Service (USPS) workers typically spend most of their shifts alone which is an ideal work environment for introverts.

  • Average Salary: $62,540 (as per Payscale)
  • Education: No degree is required

Package Delivery Driver

Companies like FedEx, UPS, and USPS are offering competitive salaries to those who are willing to do the work. In most cases, these types of workers pick up and deliver packages alone or with a partner.

  • Average Salary: $77,172 for FedEx employees (as per Payscale)
  • Education: No degree is required

Some other jobs that might appeal to an introvert who doesn’t possess a degree include a plumber, web developer, farmer, dog walker, and translator.

It's worth noting that many of the jobs listed above do require industry experience, though you may be able to grab an entry-level position if you have relatable education experience.

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