By cross-checking a list of best careers for introverts with the fastest growing jobs, we came up with this list of 9 fastest growing jobs for introverts!
In February 2016 PersonalSelf posted a blog listing some of the best careers for introverts. But because it’s important to take more than only one perspective into account (i.e. don’t get a job based only on whether you are introverted or extroverted), we did some research to find which of these introverted jobs were growing quickly.
It’s a good idea to research fast-growing jobs because it increases the likelihood that you will get hired in that field. Additionally, the greater the demand, the higher the salary is likely to be. The national average growth rate for career fields is 7%.
Each job listed here is growing at least three points faster than the average. If one of these careers sounds interesting to you, continue researching by taking an aptitude, interest, or career test. That way you can be sure if one of these jobs will be something you will be good at and enjoy.
Wind Turbine Technician
This may come as a surprise to you, but by far the fastest growing job in the US is wind turbine repair. It grows 108% per year! This requires repair and technical skills (and being comfortable with heights) but you will probably be working alone, or with a partner.
If you know more than one language, translators often work from home, or work alone. Our quickly globalizing world is moving faster than technology in one area: computers can’t translate as well as humans. Thus, translator positions are growing at 29% a year.
Software or Web Developer
Anything tech-related is likely to be growing faster than usual, and almost always means working on your own or in a small team. Software and Web Development are growing 17% and 27%, respectively. Another not-often-thought of job is information security. Oftentimes you can protect companies’ information from hackers at home, and it is growing 18% a year.
Taxi driving and chauffeurs are growing at 13% a year. Although small talk is sometimes required, if you are a personal driver your client may not want to be disturbed. One reason this is growing quickly is because of the rise of personal driving apps like Lyft and Uber.
Knowledge of computers is obviously required for this job, but depending on the company, you may not even have to speak on the phone. Many computer support companies have text chat rooms in which clients and workers resolve computer issues, rather than talking on the phone. This job is growing at 12%.
Accountant or Auditor
Tax season can be a good thing for people looking for a job. Furthermore, tax season lasts longer than January to April, since there are various filing dates. Many firms are very likely to hire seasonally, hire those who work from home, and hire remote accountants. Often a firm will train on the job, and you will be working with people’s taxes, not people themselves. This job is growing at about 11% a year.
Growing at 11%, this might be the perfect job for you. There are many different capacities in which animal services are needed, not just at a veterinary clinic. Zoos, animal shelters or pounds, amusement or animal parks, kennels, and private dog walkers or sitters all need someone to feed, groom, bathe, exercise, and train pets and other animals. Many of these jobs can be run out of your home as a small business!
Customer service representative
Although it involves a good deal of human interaction, it is rarely face-to-face, and could even be through a chat room rather than telephone. It’s growing at 10%.
Commercial Truck Driver
Truck driving currently has a short term demand – probably through the next 10 years or so. This is because truck driving and other blue-collar jobs are having trouble finding new, younger workers. But the demand is only short term because driverless vehicles will become increasingly accepted and may replace human drivers in the next decade. While a long, empty road is often a joy to an introvert, you can also get the best of both worlds by driving shorter routes, which are just as needed as cross-country truckers.
Can you see yourself in one of these jobs? Or want to know what else you should take into consideration on your job hunt? Get in touch with a career coach who can guide you through all the information. Whether you are most concerned about being an introvert, working from home, a high salary, or something else, a qualified coach can help you weigh all the choices and find the right job for you. If you are not sure what kind of job you’re looking for, consider getting a career profile; a tool like this is powerful in finding a job that will make you happy and successful.