Why should extroverts have all the fun?
November 16, 2012 9:21 AM Subscribe
Are there any good non-desk, non-computer-based jobs out there for introverts?
posted by silly me to Work & Money (16 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I'm so tired of staring at a computer all day. I'd like to do something lightly active that has me moving around. I've seriously considered going back to school to be an occupational or physical therapist...except I'm very introverted and suspect the constant face time would kill me.
It seems like all of the frequently discussed non-cubicle jobs are ideal for extroverts (teacher, nanny, nurse, the aforementioned phys and occupational therapists). Are any good, reliable, decently paying careers left for introverts? What am I not thinking of?
Bonus points for jobs that don't require one to be a mechanical genius or require travel/relocating (I'm in the Midwest). My only current skill/strength is in writing long, boring research papers on arcane aspects of the English language.