Best Jobs for Introverts

26 Apr

Hmm. I read the above-mentioned article here. Of course I will take the liberty to add my own remarks in italics to what they’re really saying.

1.  Computer Programmer

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, computer programmers might spend time alone writing in computer languages like C++ and Java in order to create software programs. They’re also the ones who test code and fix mistakes in the event of an error.

If you spent a lot of time alone as a child sitting in your room fiddling with stuff you found in the shed, you’re probably a programmer. You’re also the person the ENTIRE office will hunt down whenever their computer is acting up, even though you’re a coder.

2. Medical Records Technician

Instead of being hands-on with patients, these technicians are generally more hands-on with patients’ health information, making sure it’s accurate, up-to-date, and accessible in paper and electronic systems, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

In other words, these are the people who snoop into medical files and knows how often their neighbors get STD’s.

3. Graphic Designer

By mixing art with technology, graphic designers can communicate ideas to consumers by developing the layout and design for brochures, websites, advertisements, or other marketing visuals, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

The only thing is, YOUR vision and OTHERS’ visions often collide and you end up doing the same ole graphic over and over and over again until THEY’RE finally satisfied.

4.  Network Administrator

As a network administrator, you might be responsible for organizing, installing, and supporting a company’s computer systems, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In order to keep the systems up-to-date, you could set up network hardware and software, gather information to measure the network’s performance, and make the necessary upgrades and repairs.

This is the guy who REALLY gets hammered in an office environment by coworkers who should be banned from using computers altogether. He gets asked stooopid questions like “Um, how do I turn on my computer?”

5.  Bookkeeper

Eager to put your math skills to the test in this solo-friendly career? Look into earning an associate’s degree in accounting or business. According to the Department of Labor, some employers prefer candidates with this credential. You might also need to learn how to use accounting software, spreadsheets, and databases.

Spreadsheets are itchy.

Me? I prefer to do something that delicately balances introvert/extrovert. Too many people and personalities and I’ll want out fast; too much time alone I get weirder than I already am. I need a dog. Today.

Working on that.

OOOOH, I got it!! Maybe I should find a job working with dogs! Yeah, that’s it. That’s it.


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