Not a fan of people? Prefer to work a job behind the scenes? Don’t worry. Not everyone’s a social butterfly. But this doesn’t mean you can’t thrive in your career. It just means you need to find the right career to suit your personality. And the good news is that there are PLENTY of jobs for introverts out there. You just need to find a job that isn’t centred around people.
Check out our list of top jobs for introverts.
- Software developer
- Social media manager
- Graphic designer
9 jobs for introverts with anxiety
Administrator – £21,072 average salary per year
As an administrator, you’ll spend most of your time on the computer processing data. Although you may work as part of a larger team, you spend a lot of time working solo. Administrators work behind the scenes to help the business function. This is often handling sensitive data like customer information. The great thing is also that you don’t need experience to get started.
Accountant – £35,451 average salary per year
Accountants handle numbers. Sometimes accountants can work for individuals, managing their finances. But they can also work for companies, helping to manage their finances. Accountants will handle taxes and assess financial risk.
Software developer – £46,890 average salary per year
Software developers create different types of software for computers and mobile phones. They use various computing languages like C sharp and java. Many software developers start out as employees and become self-employed later down the line.
Artist – £39,087 average salary per year
Many artists work as self-employed. Working as an artist is a very creative field where you’re free to express yourself. As an artist, you’ll usually work from home or from a studio. Most of your work is solo. So you won’t have to deal with people.
Social media manager – £32,784 average salary per year
Social media managers manage social media accounts (the clue is in the name!). So they don’t deal directly with people. As a social media manager, you’ll only need to speak with other team members to report on your progress. Social media managers can either work directly for a company or as self-employed, managing several accounts.
Editor – £31,008 average salary per year
Editors have strong English skills. It’s their job to refine text, spot errors, and make writing more effective. So editors need high levels of concentration and quiet surroundings!
Copywriter – £29,705 average salary per year
Copywriters produce written material for businesses. This can be anything from sales materials to emails to instruction manuals. Much like editors, copywriters need a quiet environment to concentrate. So you can rest assured there’s no customer interaction in this role!
Librarian – £26,437 average salary per year
If you like to work in a quiet setting, libraries are a great place to be! As a librarian, you’re responsible for organising the shelves, checking out books and helping customers to find what they’re looking for. It’s mostly a quiet place to work, but some customer interaction too!
Graphic designer – £26,731 average salary per year
If you’ve got a creative eye and a love for tech, you’ll enjoy being a graphic designer. Graphic designers use programs like Adobe Photoshop to produce marketing and branding materials. This could be materials like logos, leaflets or presentations.
Don’t feel like you need to be an extrovert to thrive in your career. It’s all about finding the right type of career to suit you. Remote jobs can also be a great solution for introverts. When you work from home, you don’t have to interact with your colleagues as much as you do in an office!
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