Veterinary technicians provide care for animals. They work under the supervision of veterinarians, assisting them with the diagnosis and treatment of animals. Vet techs often administer tests, such as blood and urine analysis, administer medication and anesthesia, and prepare animals
for surgery. Typically, vet techs have an associate’s degree and need to be registered, licensed, or certified in their state.
Social media managers maintain a company’s brand from behind a computer. They create online content, respond to online comments, and answer online questions. They have to be comfortable creating and distributing a brand’s content on a number of online platforms. While social media managers
have to work with their employers and colleagues, they typically do not have to engage directly with clients.
Software developers design and build software programs, as well as develop upgrades, test programs and applications, and write documentation. Although interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teams are a requirement for this job, there is also plenty of opportunity for heads-down work in many positions.
Accountants help individuals and companies make sure their financial statements are accurate and in compliance with state and federal regulations. Most employers require at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field, and some may prefer a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential.
Archivists appraise, catalog, and preserve permanent records and other valuable works. They might work in a library, a museum, or even within a corporation’s archives. Most archivists need a bachelor's or master’s degree in a related field like history or library science. Because
archivists spend so much time either with physical archives or on the computer, they do not need to worry about interacting with too many people.
Actuaries analyze risk for insurance agencies and other financial institutions. Using specialized software programs, actuaries determine the likelihood of various outcomes for potential clients and investments. Typically, actuaries have a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science,
mathematics, or a related field.
Medical records technicians and health information technicians organize and maintain health information data. They might use paper files, computer files, or a mix of both. Technicians might work in hospitals, physician’s offices, nursing facilities, or administrative offices. They do not interact
much with patients, but they do work with nurses and other healthcare professionals, for whom they often retrieve information. However, much of their work is done behind a computer, so it is a good job for people who want to say out of the spotlight.
Film or video editors use video-editing software to produce a final product. They have to interact with a small collection of other people, including the director, other editors, and editing assistants. However, most of their work is done on a computer, so they do a lot of work alone or in a small group.
Elevators mechanics install and repair elevators, escalators, and other mechanical lifts. Most elevator installers and repairers have a high school diploma and do an apprenticeship before obtaining state licensure. This job is a good fit for those who are handy, physically strong and
agile, and able to cope with heights and small spaces.
Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions of legal proceedings. They also sometimes play back or read back a portion of the proceedings if a judge requests it. While this job requires being surrounded by people in the courtroom, the court reporter rarely has to interact with
those people–they just need to be a good listener. Court reporters can get into the field with a certificate in court reporting from a community or technical college, and they receive on-the-job training.