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15 Best Jobs For Introverts

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Introverts have it tough in the world. Often mistaken for being shy, arrogant, and even rude (thanks resting b*tch face), introverts have been the misunderstood warriors of society. 

The career and job landscape is already difficult to get into nowadays, but as an introvert, it can be even more challenging and frustrating. While we’re not going to be the loudest, most confident in the room, we are the ones that notice the details, and can work meticulously and independently.

According to our own Student Beans job prospects survey, 31% of students stated they would describe themselves as an introvert, and 59% stated they were a mixture of both introvert and extrovert — leaving only 10% describing themselves as an extrovert. So really, us introverts aren’t as alone as we thought!

Introverts can thrive in a variety of jobs and roles, so we’ve put together this list of the best and highest-paying jobs for introverts and quiet people to help you with your career path. 

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What does introvert and extrovert mean?

Introverts and extroverts are opposite personalities. 

Introverts tend to be quieter or more reserved, enjoy spending time alone, or find social situations draining. 

Extroverts, on the other hand, are people who are more outgoing and social, categorised as bubbly, and love being around people. 

You can also be both introverted and extroverted. It might depend on who you’re around or what situations you’re in. The table below shows the different traits between the two personalities.

Introvert TraitsExtrovert Traits
Avoids being centre of attentionEnjoys being centre of attention
Prefers 1:1Loves being in groups
Thrives in quieter environmentsThrives in team settings
Seen as reservedSeen as bubbly
Needs time alone to recharge/reflectGains energy from other people
Think before speakingThink out loud
Differences between introvert and extrovert traits

Our survey also revealed that 47% of students would like a hybrid job after university, with a mixture of working from an office and remotely. This could be to find a healthy balance of being social with colleagues but having time to recuperate and focus on work, too.

Best jobs for introverts

Video editor

If you’re not a fan of being centre-stage and have a keen creative streak, a career in video editing might be an option for you. 

Responsibilities:

  • Working in the post-production stage of making a video
  • Cutting and editing video footage
  • Creating videos from clips 

Requirements:

  • Attention to detail
  • Creativity
  • Proficiency in video editing software such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Passion for visual storytelling 

Average salary:

According to Indeed, the average salary for a video editor in the UK is £27,142 per year. 

This can vary depending on whether you work freelance or in-house, and after a few years experience you may even start your own agency, too. 

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Freelance writer

It’s been said that many introverts are better at communicating through written forms as it removes the urgency and pressure you find in social situations. You might find that you thrive in a writing-based career and opting to go freelance is a great way to work independently and be your own boss. 

You can write for almost any brand, company, industry you desire. From travel guides for travel agents to website copy for fashion brands to wine labels — you can choose whichever direction you fancy!

Going freelance will allow more flexibility which can be beneficial for introverts. Allowing them to recharge in their own space and not be surrounded by an office environment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver outstanding copy
  • Work towards tight deadlines
  • Research 

Requirements:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage your own time
  • Excellent spelling and grammar
  • Can work towards tight deadlines
  • Excellent writer

Average salary:

Freelance writer salaries can vary a lot depending on the type of writing and whether you are paid hourly or per project. According to Indeed, the average base salary for a freelance writer is £28,100 per year. 

When applying for creative jobs, you might need to submit a portfolio to showcase your skills and talents. Here’s how to make the perfect portfolio to land any creative job.

Editor

If you love to write and have a knack for it, an editor role might be suited to you and your introverted personality. It’s also perfect for those with an excellent attention to detail and enjoying reading and reviewing.

Responsibilities:

  • Read and review content
  • Take rough drafts and get them ready for publication
  • Correct grammatical errors and tweak writing where necessary
  • Suggests ways to improve the content

Requirements:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Content coordination skills

Average salary:
The average salary for an editor in the UK is around £32,936 per year, according to Indeed.

Online tutor

Introverts can be great natural listeners and good at building one-on-one relationships. If that seems like you, consider becoming an online tutor — someone who gives students extra education on top of their regular studies.

You might be put off the idea of teaching a class of 30-odd children, not paying attention and trying to discipline them, but an online tutor can eliminate most of that. Typically, you’ll be able to set your own hours, work with students one-on-one, and you may even enjoy it if you tutor a subject you love!

Responsibilities:

  • Help students with their day-to-day studies
  • Help them learn how to study better
  • Plan lessons
  • Keep lesson reports
  • Maintain relationships with students

Requirements:

  • Patient
  • Good at building one-on-one relationships
  • Good listener
  • Supportive

Average salary:Tutor salaries can vary depending on factors like location, subject, hours, and type of student (you might get more if you tutor uni students, for example). Glassdoor states that the annual salary for online tutors can start from £24,000 and can be as high as £42,000.

Photographer

Ideal for creative introverts who prefer to be behind the camera, becoming a photographer can offer both flexibility and freedom. Whether you become a freelance wedding photographer or work on product photos for a food brand, it’s a great role for individuals who are more reserved and like to focus on the details. 

Responsibilities:

  • Create high-quality photography
  • Plan shoots/ideas
  • Edit 
  • Meeting client briefs

Requirements:

  • Photography skills
  • Patience
  • Keen eye for detail

Average salary:

Once you’re in the business for a few years, you’ll probably start to earn more. Or if you specialise in niche photography or even wedding photography, you can earn more than some other types of photographers.

Indeed reports that the average salary for a photographer in the UK is around £26,169 a year.

High-paying jobs with little human interaction

Accountant

Most roles in the job market will have some human interaction involved, but there are others that have as little interaction with others as possible — making them great careers for introverts. 

Accountancy is a career requiring patience, attention to detail, and efficient workers who can handle numbers. You don’t have to deal with others often, especially if you’re self-employed/freelance and not in-house for a company. 

Accountants typically work independently, only interacting with managers or clients at the beginning and end of their work. You can often work remotely, too, and the hours can be as flexible as needed. 

Responsibilities:

  • Review financial statements
  • Handle spending reports
  • Tax preparation
  • Internal audits
  • Tracking profits
  • Keep up to date with relevant laws and regulations

Requirements:

  • Attention to detail
  • Can work independently
  • Organised
  • Methodical
  • Enjoys numbers

Average salary:

According to Indeed, the average salary of an accountant is £36,287 per year. 

Data entry clerk

Data clerks are responsible for entering data into databases, retrieving data and organising it, creating and managing spreadsheets, and admin tasks of a similar nature. 

They typically work on their own and remotely, allowing for flexibility. Introverts make great data entry clerks because of their ability to work independently and with patience, ensuring every detail is in place.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains customer database
  • Enter new information and update old information
  • Compile records and sort out
  • Produce reports

Requirements:

  • Pay attention to detail and to be thorough
  • Can work independently
  • Work with a computer
  • Patience

Average salary:

The average salary for a data entry clerk is around £26,175 a year. 

Surveyor

Surveying is another job that requires little human interaction. 

Surveyors check out and measure a property and its boundaries for individuals (e.g. when they buy a house), businesses, and organisations. They offer advice on construction-related matters and make sure buildings are built to health and safety regulations. 

Surveyors can either work independently or part of a small team. 

Responsibilities:

  • Inspect buildings
  • Make recommendations for repairs and damage
  • Advise on environmental impact and energy efficiency 
  • Inspect buildings for insurance purposes

Requirements:

  • Patience
  • Analytical thinking
  • Be thorough and have good attention to detail
  • time-management skills

Average salary:

According to Prospects, starting salaries for new surveyors start from £26,400 and can increase to up to £65,000 with experience and accreditations. 

Software engineer

If you’re after a high-paying job with little human interaction, becoming a software engineer might pique your interest. They’re essentially the brains behind websites and digital software, and thankfully for some introverted people, most jobs are remote or hybrid. 

Software engineers work behind a screen for most of their role and have little interaction with others, usually working independently. 

Responsibilities:

  • Researching and designing software
  • Coding
  • Testing and debugging software
  • Building website and programmes

Requirements:

  • Patience
  • Computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Focused
  • Loves problem solving

Average salary:

Salaries for software engineers can vary depending on experience, however, Indeed reports that the average salary is around £47,007 a year. 

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High-paying jobs for introverts with anxiety

UX designer

If you struggle with anxiety, you don’t have to feel like you can’t have a high-paying job. UX designers are suited to introverts with anxiety, and pay a pretty nice wage, too. 

UX designers work on the user experience of websites and apps to make sure that they’re accessible and user-friendly. You need empathy for this role to help better understand the user and their thoughts/motivations — a trait many introverts have. 

Responsibilities:

  • Audit sites and apps
  • Design sites and apps to be user-friendly
  • Research people’s behaviour and motivation

Requirements:

  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Empathy
  • Eye for detail
  • Analytical thinking skills

Average salary:

UX designers are paid a very lovely salary of an average of £54,395 per year, according to Reed

Technical writer

Technical writers take complex technical content and make them more accessible and easier to understand. These can include instruction manuals, how-to guides, or white papers. 

It can often be a well-paying job and ideal for introverts with anxiety due to its limited human interaction and independent nature of the role. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research
  • Create documents that are accessible
  • Edit and revise documents

Requirements:

  • Can work in solitude 
  • Skilled writer
  • Patience
  • Can translate tech-heavy content into more digestible versions

Average salary:

Technical writers need to understand the content they’re transforming, requiring specific knowledge which is likely why the job is considered high-paying. Glassdoor reports that the average salary in the UK for a technical writer is between £30,000 and £49,000 per year.

Cyber Security analyst

Cyber Security Analysts help protect companies and their networks and systems from cyber-attacks and security breaches. 

This high-paying job is a good choice for people who are introverted, as a lot of the role involves solving complex problems with little human interaction. 

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying vulnerabilities in networks and systems
  • Researching upcoming IT trends and changes
  • Creating plans
  • Reviewing suspicious activities
  • Reporting breaches
  • Keeping company up-to-date with their security (including employee knowledge)

Requirements:

  • Patience
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Work under pressure 
  • Multitasking skills
  • Interest and skills in IT

Average salary:

Cyber security is a super important and risky part of businesses so it’s no wonder that a cyber security analyst wage is pretty high. Depending on where you work (i.e. London will likely pay more), the average salary is £100,782

Jobs for quiet people

Dog walker

Dog walker jobs are perfect for quiet, introverted people. It’s also exercise, so mega beneficial for your mental and physical health — it’s a win-win. 

You can walk one dog at a time or walk a group, and either join an existing company or start your own — it’s totally flexible! Although you’ll likely have to interact with the pet owners and other team members, it still has little human interaction compared to many other roles and who wouldn’t want to spend the day with pups?

Responsibilities:

  • Walk dogs as scheduled in a variety of weather conditions
  • Plan routes
  • Ensure dogs’ safety
  • Providing food/water as required
  • Disposing of waste
  • Transporting dogs to and from their owners

Requirements:

  • Dog lover
  • Patience
  • Happy being outdoors in any weather
  • Good level of fitness
  • Good time-management skills

Average salary:

Dog walker salaries can vary depending on if you work full-time or part-time, work for yourself or another company, and where you’re based. Indeed reports that the average salary of a UK dog walker is £21,086 a year or roughly £11.23 an hour. 

Truck driver

Like to drive and prefer to be in your own quiet company? Consider becoming a truck driver. Perfect for introverts, truck drivers spend their shifts driving, loading and unloading cargo, and completely the occasional bit of paperwork.

While it might seem boring to some, introverts might really enjoy a role like this. Hours on the road with your thoughts…bliss.

Responsibilities:

  • Transport goods
  • Loading and unloading
  • Record keeping/stock taking
  • Maintaining the truck
  • Plan routes and meet schedules

Requirements:

  • Ability to drive long hours
  • Independent 
  • Reliable
  • Pass your HGV driving test

Average salary:

According to Indeed, the average wage of a truck driver in the UK is around £37,968 a year

Librarian

Prefer quiet environments and consider yourself a bookworm? A librarian role might be the one for you. Responsible for much more than just keeping an eye on books and shhhing loud tweens, librarians must have great organisational skills and an understanding of literature to some level, as well as dealing with inventory and ordering. 

You won’t be expected to be a chatterbox, so finding a role in a library is a quiet person’s heaven. 

Responsibilities:

  • Ordering books and other resources
  • Advising people on reading materials/recommendations
  • Manage library resources
  • Maintain the library
  • Manage customers

Requirements:

  • Organised
  • Patience
  • Book lover
  • Basic computer skills

Average salary:

According to Prospects, graduate trainee librarians can earn around £17,000 to £22,000 per year. More senior librarians can earn around £37,000 per year. 

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