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4 Careers For Book Smart Introverts

This post is for the book smart introverts who are looking for a job. Not all jobs are suited to introverts but there are a few that won’t leave you too burnt out at the end of the day. In fact, it might even inspire you!

1. Writer

You could be a blog writer, technical writer or an author. Often a job like this would require you to research and disseminate information in writing form.

A typical day may consist of you being in front of a computer or at your desk, researching and drafting ideas. It would include a lot of independent research and editing work. A lot of the work is usually carried out remotely and most writers are self-employed and they may work from home a lot. (One of our BOLD INTROVERTS is a freelance writer which gives her the flexibility to earn an income while traveling the world)


  • Degree desired


£11,000 for professional writers – uncapped

Tip: If you’re looking to do this freelance there are great websites such as UpWork or PeoplePerHour where you could post your services


2. Computer programmer

In this role you’ll write code. These are the instructions for computers to carry out. The language is complicated and specific to computers.

Most of your day, if not all of it will be sat in front of a computer. There may be little to no interaction with work colleagues as most of the work is carried out independently.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s desired


  • £34,400 per year (average salary)


 3. Chartered Accountant

Accountants look at financial records. They deal with a high level of accuracy and make sure those individuals and companies are compliant with paying their taxes. You can either work apart of a company or be a self-employed accountant.

A lot of your time may be spent answering emails and looking at financial records with occasional meetings with your clients.


  • Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business
  • Accountancy qualifications
  • Degree


  • Between £25,000 – £90,200 dependent on years of experience


 4. Paralegal Lawyer

Unlike lawyers paralegal lawyers tend to do a lot more background work including research and organising files. They are often instructed by the lawyer.


  • Legal experience
  • Bachelor’s degree


So there you have it, 4 possible jobs in very different sectors. If you’re smart and introverted there are careers out there for you!

Do you have any more suggestions? Would you work in any of these roles?


  1. Writer Salary:
  2. Computer programmer salary

Writer. Entrepreneur. Content Creator. Wife. Mother & Founder of Quietly Ambitious and all round BOLD introvert! You'll probably catch me with a cup of tea in one hand and typing with the other. Not ideal I know *slurps*

1 comment on “4 Careers For Book Smart Introverts

  1. krismadeablog

    I’ve taken computer programming classes. To me, it’s similar to writing since it allows you a certain degree of creativity. I loved being alone trying to figure out the perfect code to make my program work.

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