“Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured … Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.” – Susan Cain, author of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.”
If that quote resonates with you, then you’re probably an introvert. But what if you could take that idea a step further?
Cain mentions spending “free time” the way you like. What if, instead, you could spend your “busy time” the way you like as well?
What if your day-to-day priorities — like your job or career — helped feed your introverted energy, and not just your free time?
We’re here to tell you that you can, in fact, be an introvert and work in a career that doesn’t drain you. You don’t have to sit in a cubicle farm and attend themed rah-rah meetings if you don ‘t want to. You can absolutely make money working alone.
17 Best Jobs for Introverts
Most jobs involve working with others, and all jobs require some degree of social interaction with your employer or supervisor, if not other employees or clients. But clearly some positions involve less teamwork than others — and may even be better for your mental health. You might even be able to work remotely.
Here are some of the best job for introverts:
You’ll spend your day organizing and maintaining historical documents in quiet rooms with few interruptions. What’s not to like? The median average salary for an archivist is $60,500according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2. Court Reporter
A courtroom is full of people, but as a court reporter, you rarely interact with others. And when you do, it’s only to read back a few lines of testimony. The median average salary of $63,154 isn’t bad either.
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