Careers for Introverts Introverts often find themselves uncomfortable doing a job designed for extroverts. Many employers tend to seek an outgoing person to do the job rather than a quiet person. Being an introvert does not mean that the person does not like people; they just like to avoid interaction with others for most of the time. They prefer to spend their time in a quiet place or atmosphere to perform a job at their best. Being an introvert is not a bad thing. Many people who are introverts have become successful in their careers. In fact, some of greatest leaders of all time have been introverts such as Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessing be upon him), Moses (peace be upon him) and other religious leaders; Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi and many other world leaders.1

While introverts can work with others, they function better when they work alone. If you are one of these people, you don’t have to worry. There are many jobs designed for introverts.

Here are 10 best career options for introverts:

1. Research Scientist

While research scientists are required to perform public speaking and work with others as part of their jobs, they spend most of their time working on solving problems and analyzing data in the lab. This job is perfect for introverts who prefer a lab as their office. They also earn between C$42k to C$93k per year.2

2. Statistician

Statisticians are not required to be talkative because numbers speak louder than words. This job is a great fit for introverts. They also earn enough to live comfortably.

3. Web Developer

Web development job is in high demand in today’s world — where everything is becoming digital. They can complete their works from almost anywhere in the world. They also can earn extremely well. There is no doubt that this job is well-suited for introverts.

4. Graphic Designer

Spending most of the work time on a computer seems like a great idea for introverts. You don’t need to exhaust yourself being around people. Graphic designers earn a good salary too.

5. Engineer

Becoming an engineer can be a rewarding career. There are many career options in the engineering industry that you can choose; such as electrical, environmental, chemical, biomedical, mechanical, software, systems, and civil engineering fields. This job requires very little interaction with others, making it an ideal job for introverts.


6. Technician

Technicians usually do not require a lot of interaction with many people though they may work together as a team. Technicians mostly engage physically on the job. It’s a perfect job for introverts.

7. Video gamer or video programmer

If you are one of the people who prefer to work on the computer interacting with the virtual worlds rather than interacting directly with people, this job is for you. Being a video gamer or a video game programmer may be the perfect career option for them.

8. Writer

Introverts work on the mind. They prefer to write what is on their mind rather than saying it out loud. They let their pen roam free — exploring what their mind has to say. Being a writer will be the best career option for introverts. Introverts are known to be more creative when they work alone.

9. Photographer

Wandering around the world taking beautiful photos seems a perfect job to do for introverts. They can work and travel alone to do the job without too many interferences with other people.

10. Farmer (Agriculturer)

Farmers mostly work in the field interacting with nature. If you love working hands-on and with nature, this is a perfect job to consider.

What do you think about our list? Are you introvert too? Which job would you consider? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Sources:
[1] [Ted Talks]. (2012, March 02). The power of introverts | Susan Cain [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0KYU2j0TM4

[2] PayScale. (n.d.). Research Scientist Salary. Retrieved from http://www.payscale.com/research/CA/Job=Research_Scientist/Salary

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