Job hopping can be a fun and exciting experience. Just imagine doing one type of job each year. You'll definitely end up with a handful of lessons that you can apply to any other job that you take from now on. But there are some people who prefer to focus on one career throughout their life. Focus is very important so don’t think of yourself as a boring creature if you’re one of these people. If you’ve found the perfect job for you, there’s no problem in waking up early anymore or doing extra hours. It can be tiring but if you love it, you love it no matter what. Finding a career for life isn't super easy for introverts. Unlike extroverts, who can work pretty much anywhere, introverts prefer a job where they can work on their own and interact less. Here are 16 jobs that any introvert would absolutely love and be super thrilled to take on.
16 Graphic Designer
Introverts usually have a keen eye for design and this career is one of the best ways to make use of it. Working as a graphic designer pretty much means sitting in front of your computer the whole time and, yes, working in silence. As long as your laptop is equipped with all the essential software and as long as there’s an internet connection, you’ll be fine. You can work outside the office and in coffee shops, too. If your output is really good, chances are your boss won’t even care where you work. Plus, the annual salary for graphic designers is also not that bad. Working full-time whether office-based or home-based will definitely allow you to support yourself and save up for the future. And with the kind of technology we have, you can expect more job openings for graphic designers. There are also tons of tutorials and online courses you can take to keep up with the changes in this field.
If you’re a math whiz or you simply love the challenge of working with numbers, being an accountant is a super great job choice. Most people today think accountants sit behind their desks the whole day, working with tons of papers and wearing librarian glasses. Okay, it may be close to that but still, being an accountant is fun. You can start on the lowest position and work your way up through time and the next thing you know you already have your own accounting firm. And it all happened without the grave need to interact with people all day. Of course, you’d have to communicate with others especially if you’re doing some teamwork thing, but more often than not, accountants live quiet lives at work. And this is definitely something introverts would want to experience. If you think you’re not qualified, you can always have assistance from various apps and online resources to make accounting works easier.
14 Social Media Manager
Yes, we are super aware that the words "introvert" and "social" don’t really work in the same sentence. But, look, hear us out. Working as a social media manager pretty much means managing the social media accounts of your client. All you need is a good mobile phone, internet connection, and authenticity. There’s a great difference between interacting with people in person and online. For starters, we can say online interaction is less scary. If you feel anxious about it, then you can simply shut your phone off and get back to it later once you’ve gathered your emotions. Face to face interaction doesn't allow that. You can't just run away after the other person made you feel bad. Salary-wise, social media managers do earn enough. If you know where to find clients and how to keep them which basically involves doing your job well, you’ll be fine. The perks of living in a digital world, dear friends.
13 Computer Programmer
Computer programming is a hit today and it will definitely be a hit in many more years to come. They can invent robots to do this and that, but nothing can ever replace the programming skills of a real human being. Not even robots programmed to do this job. And yes, computer programming pays well and there are tons of opportunities out there. This job also allows you to work on your own. Aside from having the need to update your client or boss every now and then about your work pace, you pretty much don’t have to chitchat. There are other instances where programmers work in teams, but there’s nothing to fret here. Computer programmer teams are probably the best teams for introverts. They simply discuss things as fast as they can and they get on with it. Not much consulting and debating in the office. If you’re looking for a side-job or even a full-time job, you might want to consider this.
12 Plant Scientist
What job is better than working with roses and magnolias and bonsai? Answer: none. Plant scientist, in a nutshell, works with various plants in a lab and tries to figure out the potentials of each. They study all parts of the plant, categorize them, and make the call on whether or not this plant can be of any help. And if the plant has potential, a plant scientist will work with her small team to figure out how said plant can help, especially health-wise. There are also other plant scientists who get out of the lab and explore forests on their own. This way, they don’t only get to study the plant but also its habitat. Sure, there are other people designed for this outdoor work, but that’s not to say plant scientists can’t do it. So if you want to work alone or with a few people, in a lab or in forests, you now know what career path to take.
11 Archivist/Museum Technician
Not everyone gets the chance to work as a museum technician. Also, not everyone will realize how great this job actually is, especially for peace-loving, extra quiet people. All you have to do is hole up in a museum and work with artifacts and documents about these artifacts. That’s approximately 8 hours in a museum. Hey, we would totally take this job and even work overtime every single day. Not only is an archivist lucky to be working in museums, they also get to learn a lot of fun stuff every day and take part in upcoming exhibits. Because, who else would help the artist set up and design her installation? It may be a challenge to find a job opening but if you found one, you wouldn’t want to let go of it. Archivists or museum technicians are also paid really well, even if they’re working in smaller museums.
If you’re not up for museums, then you might love working in a library. Believe it or not, this is actually tougher than most people think. You’ll have to make sure all books are sorted well and that they’re on their appropriate shelves. Also, you need to make sure they have the right markings and that they’re not damaged or lost. It’s also your responsibility to protect all books in your library, especially the highly important and rare ones. If you frequent in libraries, you probably noticed how librarians know everything. They can answer you in a snap and find that book you’re looking for, or whether or not they have it. This is because it takes a good amount of dedication to work as a librarian and actually keep it. This is not the job where you sit behind a desk for hours. With this job, you’ll literally be in motion checking shelves and recording books.
9 Online Support Rep
Working online is possibly one of the best options for people who just want to be in their bubble, alone and at peace. It’s not like you want to be detached from the world, but having a space you can call your own and being at peace in that space, most introverts need that. And it’s more important than most people usually think. While working as an online support representative requires you to interact with others, the conversation will usually be about a product or service they bought from the company you’re working for. This means you will spend days talking to random people online and assisting them, nothing on a personal level. This kind of job pays really great and it’s also a perfect opportunity for you to learn and improve your communication skills. It will teach you how to interact better with people in reality, including strangers. Best perk ever, we have to admit.
8 Medical Transcriber
Many people tend to be afraid of working as a medical transcriber because, well, the word "medical" is there. But technically, once you get the hang of it, this job won’t even feel like a job at all. Working as a medical transcriber involves you transcribing medical notes and other medical-related stuff that doctors and hospital workers recorded. You can, of course, pause, rewind, and fast forward the recording. The only challenge here is when the recording or the audio file has a crappy quality. You will have to listen harder and probably go over and over again to get that sentence or word. The more you do this job, the more familiar you’ll be of the many different medical terms. You can also expand your vocabulary by reading online. And the best part is that you get to work from home. This means working right in the comforts of your house and getting to decide how much workload you want to take.
7 Video Game Artist
Another job that calls for a good dose of creativity and a keen eye is video game artist. Basically, this involves testing out apps and video games that companies make and determine all the possible glitches that may happen and the points where the game can improve. Video games are a hit today and there are more and more gadgets being invented to make playing video games more fun. You can expect an increase in job opportunities. Most video game artists work in offices but they usually have these super private cubicles so they can focus only on the video game they’re working on. Thus, if you’re up for an office work, this is one job you would want to consider. It does require some certain skills to be a video game artist, since it may also involve digital design work, so you may want to consider taking relevant courses online or in brick and mortar schools.
6 Lab Technician
Just like all the jobs listed here, being a lab technician allows you to work in a quiet place on your own, probably 90% of the time. And even when there’s people around, which would probably be scientists and technicians too, these people also prefer to work in silence. There’s no such thing as studying a cell or other bodily organisms under a microscope and chatting about last night’s party gone wrong. Scientists love silence. They don’t actually have to be introverted but they prefer to work without distraction. Sounds like the perfect job for introverts too. If your college degree doesn’t match the educational requirements of a lab tech, worry not because there are tons of different courses that will teach you all you need to know about this job without spending 4 years in school. If you’re willing to go back and study a few courses, anything that relates to science would be a wise choice.
5 Music Composer
Making music for a living? We would so be there. Music composers spend long hours with their instrument, a pen, and a paper. If you’re a digital type, you’d probably need more gadgets, but it all works pretty much the same. Play with your instruments and gadgets and create music or mix beats. If you want to go to a higher level, create the lyrics too. Believe it or not, working as a music composer is one highly fulfilling job. From small and up and coming artists to big recording stars, these people buy music from time to time. Not all singers and performers have the flair for words and rhythm and beats. This is where you enter the picture. Music composers can reach out to various companies that buy music for their stars. But of course, you can also stalk your fave artist on Twitter and reach out to her directly.
For a long time, ordinary people were baffled about how bloggers can actually earn money. It’s not like you can learn everything about ads and SEO and Google analytics stuff in one video tutorial or something. But today, with the improving digital society and easier-to-use tools for bloggers, making blogging a living as a blogger has become much easier. Imagine having the luxury of talking about that favorite niche of yours for days and months and years, and actually earning. It would take time because you need to build your tribe, your community, which basically means building traffic to your blog, but once that’s stable, you’re good to go. Some people blog full-time, and they incorporate other services like coaching or selling products they made. With blogging, anything you can think of is possible. You get to pay the bills and buy grocery by using the internet and talking about the things you love to talk about, every single day.
3 Animal Care Worker
Taking care of cats and dogs and maybe even birds for a living sounds like the best thing in this world. Well, next best thing to being a panda care taker in China because, well, pandas are the cutest thing. But if you’re not in China, you can still work a living with animals. Animal care workers spend time taking care of animals that were left on the streets. Some also assist vets in performing medical procedures on animals. So yes, you will have to involve yourself in conversations and you will have to interact with people (and animals), but working in places like this is far better than working in offices where 30 other people work in one big room. Most clinics and animal shelters don’t have much people around. And even if there are people around, like those looking for their new pet, you don’t necessarily have to talk to all of them. Most of the time, animal workers are left with fellow animal workers and the animals.
Being an artist is a lot easier these days. There are endless possibilities with this job and many different avenues of earning. You can sell your artwork online or in public like in farmer’s market. You can also consider doing some workshops or partnering with local businesses like coffee shops to help do the interior designing. If you’re not comfortable with too much chitchat with people, you can stick to online selling and believe it or not, if you know how to build a strong community online, you’ll be able to work as a full-time artist and actually support yourself financially. You don’t have to look at this as a side-hustle or a hobby. Patience is one of the most important components of being an artist thus, you need to be patient and really invest time and effort to build your online community. People are not going to discover your online shop if you’re not active on Instagram or Facebook groups or online marketplace communities.
If you’re not quite sure what a writer does, this is the answer. This article that you’re reading and the millions of other articles and stories published in lifestyle blogs and other niche-based websites are all works of creative writers. The best thing about creative writing is it focuses more on writing quality pieces that an audience can relate rather than keywords and SEO and other similar stuff. Of course, those still need to exist somewhere, but creative writers are often given the freedom to write freely with very loose and simple rules. If you know where to find clients, you can work full-time as a creative writer from the comfort of your couch. Or you can travel all year while working, as long as there’s decent internet connection. Being a creative writer, whether freelance or with a company is, no doubt, one of the best jobs introverts with a flair for words could have.