Some people love the spotlight; they chat up Barista, work as Talk Show Hosts, and bond with Salespeople everywhere. This, however, is not you. If the idea of talking to someone makes you clam up and get knots in your stomach, check out these career options for shy people.
1. Forestry Technician — This is the perfect job for shy people because you literally spend your days miles away from others. Forestry Technicians work in the forest to protect and preserve the country’s woods and wildlife.
2. Writer — It doesn’t matter if your office is your home or a coffee shop, or if you’re working on a novel or a magazine article. Writers are pretty notorious for being silent observers of life. Maybe it’s because all that’s required for this job is a working pen or computer, and some time with your own thoughts.
3. Certified Public Accountant — At first, it might seem surprising that this is a career for shy people. But remember, you spend your days buried in spreadsheets and formulas. Tucked away in a cubicle (or, hopefully, a corner office), you make sure a company’s numbers add up.
4. Researcher — You can help cure diseases or find a new species of animal. The one constant in this job is that you’ll be tucked away in a lab, hidden behind a microscope.
5. Engineer — No matter the specialty (chemical, mechanical, electrical), Engineers are fairly well known for their ability to create rather than their skill with people.
6. Livestock Rancher — If people make you uncomfortable, the best thing to do is to simply avoid them. Livestock Ranchers spend their days with animals—raising, breeding, and caring for large creatures such as cows and horses.
7. Computer Programmer — If you’re more comfortable with programming languages than English, check out this job. Computer Programmers write code for software used in everything from games to online shopping.
Careers You May Like
Spin memorable stories for TV audiences.
Make sure the details of a movie are consistent from scene to scene.
Breed snakes, lizards, or turtles to be sold to stores or labs.
Write scenes and plays for theater productions.
Translate medical jargon into detailed, but readable language.
Help update or create new dictionaries.
Think up meaningful verses for greeting cards.
Turn imaginative ideas into books or short stories.
Breed dogs to encourage desirable physical and personality traits.
Pen fantastic comic book stories.
Mate award-winning show cats to breed another generation of purebreds.
Master the art of storytelling to create books for others to read.
Prepare documents about technical information in a way so that people who have nontechnical backgrounds can understand it.
Monitor a company's computer network to ensure peak performance.
Survey, manage, and protect national forests.
Publish your thoughts and insights for online audiences.
Create and develop innovative ideas and products.
Develop computer software that organizes statistical data.
Create a brand identity through articles, videos, and other unique media.
Write anything from scripts or news to blogs or books.
Prepare and file taxes for clients.
Help protect national forest resources through hands-on conservation.
Write dialogue and directions for a motion picture.
Make sure products are long lasting and top quality.
Help improve the design, packaging, and quality of food products.
Write educational articles and quizzes to help students learn.
Research and write histories, biographies, and science books.
Help new Writers find their voice, an Agent and, ultimately, a Publisher.
Make sure a company's web content is in line with its image and goals.
Weave interesting characters and plots together to write best sellers.
Create texts for websites, papers, advertisements and more.
Maintain and oversee the maintenance of a company's equipment.
Play video games to make sure they're bug-free.
Use words and rhymes to create poetry.
Match clients with the best computer systems for their needs.
Write intriguing books to keep your readers in suspense.
Perform engineering work under the guidance of senior engineers.
Use the Java programming language to build computer programs.
Ensure that a company's IT system perfectly matches its business goals.
Create digital models to simulate events, circumstances, or new designs.
Find a computer system's weak spots by deliberately hacking it.
Write the code for computer games.
Create novels full of love, lust, and passion for your dedicated fans.
Design, develop, and test weapons for the government.
Create memorable product descriptions and catch-phrases for ads.
Write lyrics and catchy phrases to accompany melodies.