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The 10 best jobs for shy people

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Becoming an archivist, a film editor or a social media manager are some of the best career choices for introverts.

This is according to a list compiled by CareerCast, which outlines jobs that play to introverts’ strengths, but avoid an overwhelming amount of interactions every day.

While having an employee who is an introvert can be extremely positive thing, it doesn’t hurt to take into considering where they might fit best in your organisation.

According to the survey, shy people are often attracted to positions which might limit their exposure to new people, and a quiet and stable career outweighs the desire for career advancement.

So, for introverts out there, if you’re looking for a career change, this might be where to start searching (all salaries in USD):

1. Animal care and service workers
BLS annual median salary: $19,970 (caretakers)/$25,270 (trainers)
Projected growth by 2020: 15%

2. Archivist
BLS annual median salary: $47,340
Projected growth by 2020: 11%

3. Astronomer
BLS annual median salary: $96,460
Projected growth by 2020: 10%

4. Court reporter
BLS annual median salary: $48,160
Projected growth by 2020: 10%

5. Film/video editor
BLS annual median salary: $51,300
Projected growth by 2020: 3%

6. Financial clerk
BLS annual median salary: $36,850
Projected growth by 2020: 11%

7. Geoscientist
BLS median salary: $90,890
Projected growth by 2020: 16%

8. Industrial machine repairer
BLS median salary: $46,920
Projected growth by 2020: 17%

9. Medical records technician
BLS annual median salary: $34,160
Projected growth by 2020: 22%

10. Social media manager
BLS annual median salary: $54,170
Projected growth by 2020: 12%



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