10 High-Paying Jobs That Are Ideal for Introverts

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Many workers look forward to heading to an office every day and closely collaborating with peers on important projects. But others prefer a more solitary approach to work — and life.

Introverts tend to do their best work when left alone. Recently, the website ResumeGenius identified high-paying jobs suitable for introverts.

In compiling its list, ResumeGenius looked at federal data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*NET and focused on jobs that pay well and are characterized by four traits that introverts prize:

  • Autonomy
  • Creative thinking
  • Deep engagement
  • Meaningful interactions

Here are the top high-paying jobs for introverted people, according to ResumeGenius.

10. Occupational health and safety specialist

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2022 median annual pay for this type of worker: $78,570

Number of jobs in this category: 138,400

Anticipated job growth 2022-2032: 13%

Occupational health and safety specialists collect and analyze data on work environments and procedures. They may then suggest improvements.

9. Technical writer

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2022 median annual pay for this type of worker: $79,960

Number of jobs in this category: 53,300

Anticipated job growth 2022-2032: 7%

Technical writers create instruction manuals, guides and other documents that help communicate technical information to readers. These documents can be paper-based or digital.

8. Digital designer

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2022 median annual pay for this type of worker: $83,240

Number of jobs in this category: 216,700

Anticipated job growth 2022-2032: 16%

Digital designers both create and test website or interface layouts and how they function. They also evaluate navigation in terms of usability.

7. Mechanical engineer

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2022 median annual pay for this type of worker: $96,310

Number of jobs in this category: 286,100

Anticipated job growth 2022-2032: 10%

Mechanical engineers design, build and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices. It is one of the broadest fields in engineering.

6. Computer systems analyst

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2022 median annual pay for this type of worker: $102,240

Number of jobs in this category: 531,400

Anticipated job growth 2022-2032: 10%

Computer systems analysts are sometimes known as “systems architects.” They analyze the current computer systems and procedures at a business or other organization and plan improvements.

5. Data scientist

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2022 median annual pay for this type of worker: $103,500

Number of jobs in this category: 168,900

Anticipated job growth 2022-2032: 35%

Data scientists collect and analyze data. In this fast-growing job, workers also create and test algorithms and models.

4. Information security analyst

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2022 median annual pay for this type of worker: $112,000

Number of jobs in this category: 168,900

Anticipated job growth 2022-2032: 32%

Information security analysts both design and execute security measures that keep computer networks and systems safe from hackers. They also investigate breaches when they occur.

3. Actuary

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2022 median annual pay for this type of worker: $113,990

Number of jobs in this category: 30,000

Anticipated job growth 2022-2032: 23%

Actuaries help companies gauge the cost of risk and uncertainty. They use math, statistics and other techniques to help a business minimize its financial risk.

2. Software developer

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2022 median annual pay for this type of worker: $127,260

Number of jobs in this category: 1,795,300

Anticipated job growth 2022-2032: 25%

Software developers design computer applications that help computer users do specific tasks. They also suggest upgrades to existing programs and systems.

1. Database architect

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2022 median annual pay for this type of worker: $134,870

Number of jobs in this category: 149,300

Anticipated job growth 2022-2032: 8%

Database architects create or organize systems that store data and keep it secure. Such information might include financial and customer records.

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