August 3, 2014

15 Best Jobs For Introverts

A few weeks ago there was a JobMonkey blog post about the best jobs for extroverts. The post pointed those outgoing, social, energizing folks in the right direction for their job search. But what about people on the other end of the spectrum? What are the best jobs for introverts?

Introverts are typically shy people who thrive on being alone. It’s draining for them to be surrounded by other people. Finding solitude is their way of recharging. These people are focused and enjoy their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Introverts often enjoy their down time, find networking challenging, and excel at their expertise. Introverts may often be described as the “quiet” type. Are you an introvert?

When you think of famous people, extroverts tend to stand out. It might be surprising that introverts can be outrageously successful. Approximately 1/3 of the population are introverts, including famous names like Harrison Ford, JK Rowling, Michael Jordan, Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, and others. Just because you’re quiet, doesn’t mean you can’t be in the spotlight.

After a bit of thought, we’ve tried to dial in the 15 best jobs for introverts. Here’s what we think makes the cut:

  1. Writer
  2. Accountant
  3. Veterinarian
  4. Photographer
  5. Social Media Manager
  6. Financial Analysts
  7. Ski Patroller
  8. Pilots
  9. Graphic Designers
  10. Taxi Drivers
  11. Butchers
  12. Chefs
  13. Embalmers
  14. Park Ranger
  15. Taxidermist

Don’t see one that appeals to you? SkilledUp.com has a list of over 200 of the best jobs for introverts.

Hopefully this list will help point an introvert’s job search in the right direction. It will also help extroverts know which jobs they may want to avoid. Can you think of any other jobs that should make the best jobs for introverts list?

It doesn’t matter if you are an introvert or an extrovert or somewhere in between. What matters is that you are happy. Your job plays a major role in your overall happiness, so why not choose a job that fits your personality?

You can find job listings for some of the best jobs for introverts on the JobMonkey Job Board.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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