6 Careers For Detail-Oriented Introverts

6 Careers For Detail-Oriented Introverts - Introvert Whisperer

There’s detail-oriented, and then there’s you. You cross every t, dot every i and do so with ease. And, because you’re so attentive, you thrive in a job that allows you to put your skills to use. Working solo suits you, too, as your personality isn’t quite as outgoing as some of your colleagues. There’s nothing wrong with that — you just have to find your niche, a career that allows you to be yourself in all ways.


Fortunately, there are plenty of jobs well suited to detail-oriented introverts. Here are six of them:


1. Archivist

Museums are constantly buzzing with people, whether they’re inquisitive guests or well-informed tour guides, ready to answer every question that comes their way. As an archivist, though, you’d work behind the scenes to maintain the museum’s collections.


An archivist typically has two responsibilities: cataloging artifacts or restoring them to your former glory. Depending on your area of expertise, these items could be documents, works of art or other objects from bygone eras. This would require your discerning eye, as well as a quiet work environment to allow you to focus.


2. Court Reporter 

When it comes to a courtroom, the people in the spotlight are the defendants, the prosecution and the lawyers who represent them, as well as the judge, jury and witnesses. Left to work on his or her own is the courtroom reporter, who comes in, records everything said and can leave as soon as the case is over.


The only time courtroom reporters have to pipe in is when the judge asks to hear a part of the transcript again — this will require a few seconds or minutes of out-loud reading. Otherwise, you’re left to listen and transcribe meticulously all on your own.


3. Quality Control Manager 

The manufacturing sector employs thousands and thousands of people who physically create goods or oversee that production. A quality control manager works in the latter arm of the industry and needs an incredible eye for detail to succeed.


That’s because a single defective product can mar a brand’s reputation. It’s up to you as a quality control officer to point out and remove any items that aren’t up to snuff. Quality control officers also monitor the supplies used to make a company’s products since if they’re low quality, you won’t end up with a high-quality item.


4. Social Media Manager 

Despite the name, this job doesn’t require you to be nearly as gregarious as you’d think. Instead, you’ll be working online to create a social media presence for a brand, company or even for another person. So, you’ll be on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., posting content and responding to comments.


You’ll need to stay on top of your responses so customers know they can rely on you for quick, sound information. And you can do all of that on your own and online, requiring few real-life conversations with non-colleagues.


5. Video Editor 

Much like a social media maven, a video editor can be extremely creative and produce a wealth of content while working solo. A video editor doesn’t gather video footage or interviews but pieces them together to create a cohesive clip. Obviously, this job requires a meticulous person at the helm. One shaky segue can ruin the professionalism of a video, no matter how brief it is.


6. Entrepreneur 

If you’re attentive to detail, you’re driven, and you work best on your own, you could just make an incredible entrepreneur. Starting your own business will take a lot of time, even after you decide what you want to do. And when you start out, you’ll have to build a network to support you, but if you’re successful, you’ll be able to have more control of your schedule interactions. Plus, you’ll get to work for yourself every day.


Get to Work

These are just six of the many career paths suited to your particular personality. We know you were paying attention — that’s your strong suit. So, all you have left to do is find your niche and get to work where you belong.

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About Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews is a self-improvement writer contributing to publications like The Daily Muse, MakeUseOf, Lifehack and The Huffington Post. To read more professional development posts from Kayla, check out her blog, Productivity Theory.

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