You may have come to realise over the years that you aren’t much of a ‘people’ person; and because of this, you may think that you won’t find a job that’s fit to your liking because majority of jobs involve working alongside others.
However, there’s no need to worry because there are actually lots of excellent jobs that won’t leave you having to work with others.
Sometimes having space to yourself and not having to deal with other people can be a blessing, because it not helps you concentrate better, but also leads to less distractions and to feel a strong sense of independence.
Such as a job as a truck driver where they may spend weeks, days or even months constantly on the road; or permanent such as a job as a farmer where they live far away from populated areas.
What jobs require no-to-low interaction with other people?
Maybe you hate people but love animals. If this is the case, then a career as a zoologist would be perfect for you. Not only does it require an extremely low interaction with people, but it requires a very big level of care and closeness to animals. However, for this type of course a bachelor’s degree or background in biology or similar is often necessary, so keep this in mind if you ever feel like zoology is for you.
Long-Distance Freight Transport Driver/Truck Driver
Many jobs that centre around driving would be perfect for those looking for a job that involves solitude. This is usually because of the long hours that drivers usually have to travel to get to their destination. Sometimes it can vary between days, weeks or even months depending on the job or work needing to be done. Because of this long time spent on the road, it can mean very-to-no level of interaction with other people. So if you’re the type of person who loves being away from others and loves being on the road, this may be the job for you.
Having a job as a farmer usually means that they live far away from populated areas, generally on a large piece of land to themselves. This type of job is usually referred as an isolated or remote job as it involves people far from city areas, where farmers will often travel to and from sheep and cattle stations and may rarely see populated areas for long times of the year. If you’re the type of person who loves animals, space and solitude then this would be a perfect area to focus on as there are many benefits for those who may not work well with others.
How’s it possible to work from home or in a remote/isolated job effectively?
In recent years, there has been a strong emergence of something called Telework (Telecommuting) within Australia that has provided heaps of benefits to workers who work from their home or in isolated or remote areas.
“Working from a distance has many forms and labels, including remote access, remote work, mobile work, e-work, telecommunicating, working from home and more”.
– Telework Australia
By 2020 it is estimated that the level of Telework within Australia will have doubled, meaning at least 12% of Australia will have a stronger and more flexible arrangement to work in remote locations.
One of the main noted benefits for employers since the emergence of Telework has been having a strong work-life balance and a reduction in the amount of absenteeism in their job.
Job examples in Telecommuting include:
There are many different jobs out there if you’re the type of person who may not like working or being around others in a traditional working environment. There is a vast range of options for you to enjoy solitude and work alone.
This can include isolated/remote jobs such as a farmer or truck driver, or you can always attempt to get a qualification that leads you to be able to have an office-type job where you have the ability to work from home.
Regardless of the level of solitude you seek, there is undoubtedly a job out there for you.