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Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Emmyk(m): 4:42pm On Oct 20, 2012
Career #1: Accountant

When data talks, are you usually listening? An ability to sit quietly while poring over numbers could serve you well as an accountant.

"Shhhh!" Factor: If you prefer to keep quiet and focus on the details, this number-driven occupation could play to your strengths, Shatkin says. Reviewing financial statements, computing taxes, and reviewing accounting systems are some of the duties required of accountants, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Accountants carry out their duties in either an office or at home, according to the Department of Labor. Sounds like you'll have plenty of quality time to spend with your number-friends.


Just keep in mind that this job may require meeting face-to-face with clients on occasion, in order to provide recommendations or explain your findings, the Department notes.



Career #2: Graphic Designer

Would you rather express yourself through images than words? Your skills as a visual communicator could take center stage in a graphic design career.

"Shhhh!" Factor: Quiet people are often considered better listeners, Shatkin says, which means they may have an advantage in this creative field.

Why do graphic designers need active listening skills? In order to "really focus on what the client is trying to convey with the graphic," Shatkin says.

But taking direction from clients isn't the only time you'll find yourself keeping mum. As a graphic designer, you might spend much of your time figuring out the best way to use colors, images, text, and layouts to communicate ideas, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.



Career #3: Software Developer

If you come up with your best ideas during quiet contemplation, a career as a software developer could deliver rewarding work.

"Shhhh!" Factor: "Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs," according to the U.S. Department of Labor. While they may work in teams, most of the day-to-day work is solo, Shatkin says.



Career #4: Database Administrator

Do you like to quietly and thoroughly think over the task at hand before taking action? If so, you may want to think over a career as a database administrator.

"Shhhh!" Factor: Talk about the need for quiet concentration: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in this career "a minor error can cause major problems."


Career #5: Writer

Do you feel most comfortable when you're up to your eyeballs in research and facts - with not a person in sight? Then you might have a calling as a writer.

"Shhhh!" Factor: Quiet people often have a great ability to concentrate on slogging through information, Shatkin says. This kind of endurance can be a prized skill for writers, who, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, need to demonstrate strong research and proper citation methods to establish credibility in their work.



Career #6: Survey Researcher

Surveys are used regularly to help organizations test the waters of public opinion, but did you ever wonder who designs the questions? Survey researchers - that's who. If you're one for long hours of quiet contemplation, this could be the career for you.

"Shhhh!" Factor: The listening skills that seem to go hand-in-hand with quiet personalities can be the key to designing surveys that deliver reliable, meaningful results, Shatkin says.

No, surveys won't tell you how they should be designed, but your employers might. "Part of [survey research] is finding out what someone needs to learn from the survey, and that requires really listening," Shatkin says.

As a survey researcher, you could enjoy a good amount of silent work - like researching the survey topic, determining the best method for accurately capturing the desired information, or using statistical software to analyze the results, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


http://education.yahoo.net/articles/careers_for_quiet_types2.htm

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Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Sunofgod(m): 6:11pm On Oct 20, 2012
#7) Por.n Star

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Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by mkmyers45(m): 6:13pm On Oct 20, 2012
Nice List..
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by azpekuliar: 6:22pm On Oct 20, 2012
Sun of god: #7) Por.n Star

too many oouuuussss and aaaaaahhssss in there...

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Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by IlCapitano(m): 6:25pm On Oct 20, 2012
Nice post.
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by IlCapitano(m): 6:25pm On Oct 20, 2012
#8 Grave diggers. The cemetery's always quiet.

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Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by adonisyung(m): 6:27pm On Oct 20, 2012
Deaf and dumb teacher!

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Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Youngzedd(m): 6:30pm On Oct 20, 2012
You tried.

I learnt what I will teach many people out there.

Keep it up.
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by 222Martins(m): 6:35pm On Oct 20, 2012
Il Capitano: #8 Grave diggers. The cemetery's always quiet.
Hahahahahaaaa.................i might as well add librarians. What about Nairaland forum moderators, do they talk to anyone while on duty?
What about blogging?
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Dopefiend(m): 6:36pm On Oct 20, 2012
#cool NAIJA ASHANA grin grin grin
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Iaz93: 6:36pm On Oct 20, 2012
Il Capitano: #8 Grave diggers. The cemetery's always quiet.


GBAM!!! Nicest one

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Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by redcliff: 6:37pm On Oct 20, 2012
I SWEAR I WAS ABOUT TO PUT GRAPHICS DESIGNER TILL I SAW IT IN THE SECOND POINT>>> I CANT AGREE LESS>>>
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Techwriter: 6:38pm On Oct 20, 2012
Nairaland Moderator
They give no explanations of certain uncalled for actions and certain decisions they take.lol
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Ogbeche77: 6:38pm On Oct 20, 2012
I don't agree with No 6, As a survey researcher, after designing the questionnaire, you still need to brief and further explain it content to field interviewers & staff so they can have an overview of what that particular project entails. A survey researcher can't just pass his design to field staff and expect them to hit the field with just the manual without first having an interactive session...

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Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by homerac7: 6:40pm On Oct 20, 2012
engineering designer.

u need uttermost serenity to function
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by torhuke(m): 6:41pm On Oct 20, 2012
Emmyk: Career #1: Accountant

When data talks, are you usually listening? An ability to sit quietly while poring over numbers could serve you well as an accountant.

"Shhhh!" Factor: If you prefer to keep quiet and focus on the details, this number-driven occupation could play to your strengths, Shatkin says. Reviewing financial statements, computing taxes, and reviewing accounting systems are some of the duties required of accountants, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Accountants carry out their duties in either an office or at home, according to the Department of Labor. Sounds like you'll have plenty of quality time to spend with your number-friends.


Just keep in mind that this job may require meeting face-to-face with clients on occasion, in order to provide recommendations or explain your findings, the Department notes.



Career #2: Graphic Designer

Would you rather express yourself through images than words? Your skills as a visual communicator could take center stage in a graphic design career.

"Shhhh!" Factor: Quiet people are often considered better listeners, Shatkin says, which means they may have an advantage in this creative field.

Why do graphic designers need active listening skills? In order to "really focus on what the client is trying to convey with the graphic," Shatkin says.

But taking direction from clients isn't the only time you'll find yourself keeping mum. As a graphic designer, you might spend much of your time figuring out the best way to use colors, images, text, and layouts to communicate ideas, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.



Career #3: Software Developer

If you come up with your best ideas during quiet contemplation, a career as a software developer could deliver rewarding work.

"Shhhh!" Factor: "Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs," according to the U.S. Department of Labor. While they may work in teams, most of the day-to-day work is solo, Shatkin says.



Career #4: Database Administrator

Do you like to quietly and thoroughly think over the task at hand before taking action? If so, you may want to think over a career as a database administrator.

"Shhhh!" Factor: Talk about the need for quiet concentration: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in this career "a minor error can cause major problems."


Career #5: Writer

Do you feel most comfortable when you're up to your eyeballs in research and facts - with not a person in sight? Then you might have a calling as a writer.

"Shhhh!" Factor: Quiet people often have a great ability to concentrate on slogging through information, Shatkin says. This kind of endurance can be a prized skill for writers, who, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, need to demonstrate strong research and proper citation methods to establish credibility in their work.



Career #6: Survey Researcher

Surveys are used regularly to help organizations test the waters of public opinion, but did you ever wonder who designs the questions? Survey researchers - that's who. If you're one for long hours of quiet contemplation, this could be the career for you.

"Shhhh!" Factor: The listening skills that seem to go hand-in-hand with quiet personalities can be the key to designing surveys that deliver reliable, meaningful results, Shatkin says.

No, surveys won't tell you how they should be designed, but your employers might. "Part of [survey research] is finding out what someone needs to learn from the survey, and that requires really listening," Shatkin says.

As a survey researcher, you could enjoy a good amount of silent work - like researching the survey topic, determining the best method for accurately capturing the desired information, or using statistical software to analyze the results, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


http://education.yahoo.net/articles/careers_for_quiet_types2.htm
Lawyerz are quiet too.

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Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by azpekuliar: 6:42pm On Oct 20, 2012
Dopefiend: #cool NAIJA ASHANA grin grin grin

Badt guy!
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Nobody: 6:49pm On Oct 20, 2012
Very true...i'm no. 2 and 3
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by braine(m): 7:37pm On Oct 20, 2012
torhuke:
Lawyerz are quiet too.
Did you have to quote the entire post? By the way, lawyers are talkatives.
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by udifrancis: 7:43pm On Oct 20, 2012
A nun, a Buddha.
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by 5alive(m): 7:51pm On Oct 20, 2012
Suicide bomber. U dont need to talk, d bomb does d talkin

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Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Justosaus(m): 7:52pm On Oct 20, 2012
torhuke:
Lawyerz are quiet too.

lawyers are some of the most talkative set of prople i know. But Medical Doctors generally are quiet. They read a lot and hardly have time for socials. That is, generally speaking...
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Justosaus(m): 7:53pm On Oct 20, 2012
torhuke:
Lawyerz are quiet too.
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Birichie(m): 7:59pm On Oct 20, 2012
Architect...designs and plan will talk on your behalf
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by zibe(m): 7:59pm On Oct 20, 2012
Accountants definitely top the list.
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Nobody: 7:59pm On Oct 20, 2012
Very true. May i just add that all Analysts (Data, Research, etc) are generally quiet people and usually pay attention to detail. They work independently too.
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Dickson3(m): 8:19pm On Oct 20, 2012
I if i had read this earlier i wldn't have spent 5 yrs studying law. I feel so out of place in the profession. still considering the graphic designing thing, don't know if its too late. I think i shld begin to take my writing seriously, at least i can do that even with a law degree.
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by IlCapitano(m): 8:44pm On Oct 20, 2012
D!ckson:
I if i had read this earlier I wldn't have spent 5 yrs studying law. I feel so out of place in the profession. still considering the graphic designing thing, don't know if its too late. I think i shld begin to take my writing seriously, at least i can do that even with a law degree.
I'm presently studying law and I'm in my third yr. I feel like a square peg in a round hole. Can't wait to get done with this course and do something worthwhile.
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by mejai(m): 8:46pm On Oct 20, 2012
Stealin meat from d pot......u need not make noise or grin
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by zuchyblink(m): 8:47pm On Oct 20, 2012
statistician
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by zuchyblink(m): 8:49pm On Oct 20, 2012
Il Capitano: I'm presently studying law and I'm in my third yr i feel the way you must have felt back then. Can't wait to get done with this course. If I knew the things I know now I'd never touch a law textbook.
y? Tell me more.
Re: Top 6 Careers For Quiet People by Hardfact: 9:27pm On Oct 20, 2012
Nice one!

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