Some of us are introverts, some lack the confidence to pull off a conversation with strangers while others have social anxiety. Whatever be your reason for trying to avoid human interaction, you need to work and earn to be able to provide for yourself and your family. However, working anywhere would require you to converse with colleagues, bosses and at times, even customers. This leads us to the question that what could be a possible career path for introverts?
Luckily, there are certain jobs that don’t require human interaction at all, or the interaction is quite limited. Check out the jobs for introverts.
As the job title indicates, the transcriptionists need to carefully listen to recordings which may be in the form of either a video or an audio. They are then required to write down transcripts accurately.
However, to succeed in this role, you must have a great attention span and the ability to listen carefully without missing out on important details. Thus, the job is not for daydreamers. Also, exceptional writing skills are required to perform this job efficiently.
The best part is that since this is solo work that does not require any coordination with other team members, it can even be performed while working from home – if your supervisor allows you to.
Some of us despise interaction – but only with humans. We’d rather be happy in the company of animals who require care and love and give back the same, all this while not talking or asking any irritating questions. For such people, the profession of a zoologist is most suitable.
Zoologists are scientists who study the behavior, surroundings, habits of animals.
Basically, they are to animals, what biologists are to humans. There couldn’t have been a simpler way to explain this profession, or so we believe.
Our top favorite amongst the jobs that don’t require human interaction is that of a store stocker. Cherry on top would be if the role is for a night shift. The job description is re-stocking products in retail shelves and making a list of inventory items that need to be replenished.
When working as a stocker during a day shift, one may still need to interact with staff members and customers but during a night shift, this job would be nothing less than a blessing.
You would have the entire floor to yourself, with no one around. Work in your unique, solitary style while discovering means of self-entertainment.
How about listening to music or swirling to the tunes while no one is watching?
Data Entry Specialist
What may seem to be a boring and isolated task to extroverts may be a dream job for an introvert. If you do not mind sitting behind a computer screen typing numbers the whole day, you may consider taking up the role of a data entry specialist.
However, before taking up this job, make sure you are prepared to perform it accurately. You would need a good command on Microsoft Excel, attention to detail and the skills to present data in an organized way.
The main task is to input organizational data in Excel sheets so that it can be accessed by everyone in a readable format.
The best way to avoid something is to direct your attention elsewhere. Therefore, if you want to avoid people, befriend either plants or animals. We have already mentioned the profession of Zoologist above.
One more suggestion regarding jobs that don’t require human interaction would be that of a gardener. Basically, a gardener is responsible to ensure that plants don’t dry out or die. S/he is entrusted with their care which involves watering, weeding and trimming of plants along with mowing the lawn while ensuring its cleanliness.
Though taking up this job would require the initial effort of learning the use of gardening equipment but if you truly want to avoid human interaction, it is one of the best options for you. You could spend all day in the company of plants without feeling bored and one of the perks would be that your physical exercise needs are met alongside, because the role involves walking around the garden to observe each plant.
We hope that you find this list of job options useful. There are many other professions that can be adopted by people who want to avoid human interaction. Some other examples include writer, laboratory technician and statistician as well. However, the key is not just to land a job that requires minimum conversation with others, but also one that you are skilled for and would thoroughly enjoy doing.