The 7 best jobs for anyone who hates talking to people


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Hate talking to people? Here are some great jobs for you.


Some people just generally prefer to keep their mouths shut.

If you're not a big talker, there's nothing wrong with that. However, it's important that you land in a working environment where you're comfortable.

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What jobs will allow you to take care of business without having to talk to people all day long?

To find out, we scoured the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs.


O*NET ranks how important communication is to the job on a scale between 1 and 100, with a higher number indicating communication is more important.

We averaged the scores of the jobs that don't require extensive communication with supervisors, peers, or subordinates over the phone, in writing, via email or in person with the jobs that don't necessitate much communication with individuals and entities outside of your organization.

Each of these positions has an averaged communication score of 41 or less and has a median annual salary of more than $40,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: