The perfect position can be difficult to find, but it is especially challenging if you are an introverted personality.
Introverts have a lot of great qualities that make them perfect for certain positions. In this blog, we’ve outlined some of the best jobs for introverts in 2021.
Some people are shy. They don’t like to talk in front of lots of people. Some people are shy with certain groups, but not with others. Social shyness is when you don’t want to talk in front of a lot of different groups and instead you just want to talk one on one with someone more personal.
For some, this can manifest as avoidance of people altogether. This isn’t true for all introverted personalities though. Introverts tend to come with many complexities, and understanding the complex parts is the key to finding a career with a great fit.
What introverts do have in common is their preference for deep thinking and complex problem-solving. This type of personality trait typically leads to a career where the person can focus deeply without distractions or interruptions, as well as enjoy working independently.
Introverts often find themselves lost in the world of job searching. There are a number of jobs that introverts will excel at, so it is important to consider what type of work you enjoy and what type of environment suits your personality before diving into finding the right career for you.
Some of the best jobs for introverts in 2021 include being a teacher, an archivist, or a librarian—The following list outlines some potential jobs for introverted individuals:
The accountant’s primary role is to prepare, examine and analyze financial records. Accountants enjoy their work because they like to pay attention to detail and are patient. It allows them to work in solitude, but also requires skills such as math and strong computer proficiency; however, accounting has also become a place where one can multitask prepping tax documents for other staff members.
As an archivist, you’ll be in charge of preserving and organizing historical records. This is a perfect job for anyone who loves history because there are perks involved like traveling to different archives around the world or being able to get up close with long-lost artifacts from ancient civilizations.
3) Behavioral therapist
Mental health therapists work with patients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and addiction. They also help clients come to terms with conditions such as autism, ADD, or ADHD. By listening closely to their patient’s challenges and difficulties they can offer advice on how the client might modify or change behaviors in order for them to move forward positively during this tough time.
4) Chat support
Although it’s not always a chatbot when you see that little message box pop up online, there is usually an actual person on the other side. These people are called “chat agents” and they assist customers for various companies across different industries. Their jobs include promptly and professionally assisting each customer along with their needs while also escalating to the next service level if one can’t be resolved. Though this job does require messaging clients frequently as well as juggling multiple chat streams at once in order to keep them all updated; it doesn’t involve face time.
Electricians work closely with other tradespeople in all aspects of construction. Working as an electrician allows you to specialize your skills and work closely alongside others in a variety of situations doing something that’s challenging and rewarding!
6) Graphic Designer
Introverted graphic designers have a lot of opportunities in this competitive and exciting industry.
They work with businesses, individuals to create logos, websites, stationery, and marketing materials for their clients who can be from all walks of life (celebrities or small business owners).
Graphic Designers need both an understanding of the principles behind the design as well as how to execute these designs using software like Adobe Photoshop Illustrator InDesign etc.
There is also the client component: When you’re communicating your ideas through words it’s important that you understand what they want before anything starts; sometimes one idea isn’t going to resonate enough so it’s best if you find another way!
For introverts looking for creative avenues outside academia- freelance graphic designer may be worth considering
7) IT Professional
Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations. Most computer support specialists have full-time work schedules; however, many do not work typical 9-to-5 jobs.
Because computers are important for businesses, there may be times when a specialist needs to offer his or her skills 24 hours a day.
Some professionals have to stay on call at night or on weekends. They work hard and make sure that the company’s network is running smoothly without crashes. For example, doctors have to do this because they work all over the clock with a lot of people all at once.
8) Lab technician
Lab technicians work behind the scenes in a relatively quiet, sterile setting working with patient samples and running tests to analyze bodily fluids, tissue, and other substances. This type of job might not be for you if you’re squeamish or have an aversion toward science-based research.
To be a lab technician, you need to start with an interest in science and skills that require precision. The skills include hand-eye coordination when handling different types of specimens, chemicals, or tasks.
You also need attention to detail because labs are very precise about their procedures. Lab technicians also have to work long hours without complaining. They are heroes.
Librarians are a well-respected profession that is both specialized and varied. Librarians work in the public, private, or educational sector; most librarian positions require at least an MLS degree from an accredited college of library science.
School libraries have their own set requirements for those who wish to pursue this as an occupation: they typically need a bachelor’s or master’s degree plus teacher certification specific by state.
10) Medical Transcriptionist
One of the most in-demand professions is medical transcription.
As a matter of fact, it’s one area where there are ongoing demands for this type of work with language and vocabulary specific to both fields including ones that can take up to 18 months and be completed online or at vocational schools found locally.
The world of paralegals and legal assistants is vast, but they are found in all types of organizations. Most work for law firms or corporate legal departments, though some may find themselves at the federal government’s beck and call. Full-time hours aren’t uncommon either – sometimes more than 40 a week to meet deadlines!
For such an important job that deals with so many different people from various industries (such as finance), you’ll need education above average measures. Though employers will hire someone who does not have any experience before their degree if needed; it cannot hurt getting specialized training first on how to be successful in this position!
12) Research scientists
Scientists need an air of mystery to them, and scientists who are introverts might be the perfect people for this. You could work on your imagination by formulating hypotheses or organizing concepts in a lab setting that caters to those with thinking skills.
13) Social Media Manager
For introverts, social media marketing can present an opportunity to explore their skills. They can use their creativity in an environment where they don’t need to rely on face-to-face interaction but instead build a personal brand.
You don’t need to be looking for advancement opportunities or networking with colleagues all day long, instead, you’ll spend your time behind a desk on websites like Twitter and Facebook!
Many introverted personalities are perfect candidates for careers as marketers online because they have been spending years honing these skills already – sitting at home typing away into chat programs such as Skype while also following trends on sites like Instagram.
14) Software Developer
Computer programming is a challenging profession that deals with intangible assets such as code and data.
Computer programmers work with computers. They make changes to programs and other things that have to do with computers. There are always new changes in technology, but they can still make important contributions.
15) Technical Writer for a Blog or Website
There are many jobs out there for introverts who like to work alone. One such job is that of a copy editor or proofreader, which requires writing enhancing, and editing text in order to create well-polished pieces.
It’s important for you to know what rules we follow when editing written material because there are so many different industries that require people with this skillset: magazines; financial institution reports; web copy (in fact I’m writing now about why being both a writer and at least somewhat of a good speller can be helpful); nonprofit newsletters etc… Some jobs don’t even have deadlines! It doesn’t matter whether English is your first language either – languages.
16) Truck driver
The idea of being able to drive solo, see new places, and meet people sounds like a dream job for many. Driving across the country is something most have only dreamed about in their spare time or when they are sitting at the traffic light waiting to make that green arrow turn yellow so you can finally move on ahead. You’ll need some qualifications before taking off with your rig though-a high school diploma and commercial driver’s license tops the list; which shouldn’t be difficult considering there are schools that offer these licenses by way of training.
Did this blog about careers for introverts give you any ideas?
This isn’t a comprehensive list by far, so if none of these pique your interest, you can do a little more research on your own. Use some of these jobs for introverts to give you a starting point to find your perfect situation!
It’s time to find your passion.
Being an introverted personality doesn’t mean you can only do one thing. You already have the skills that employers are looking for. Which one sounds good? Tell us in the comment below and let us know!