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‘Lawyer’ Ranks 6th of Best Jobs for Introverts

Posted May 19, 2008 5:21 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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If you are an introvert, the legal profession may be a good choice for you.

A list of the best jobs for introverts ranks “lawyer” the sixth-best job. The list is compiled from the book "200 Best Jobs for Introverts" published by JIST Works. It is based on earnings, projected growth and job openings.

A breakout of the best introvert jobs, considering earnings alone, puts “lawyer” in second place. The job of astronomer is first on the earnings list, published by the Washington Post.

The top four jobs on the overall list require computer expertise, as do about a fifth of the top 50 jobs, according to a Washington Post story.

Meanwhile, lawyers are ranked 17th on a separate list of the top-paying jobs in America (for all personality types). That list puts average lawyer pay at $118,280.

The top 10 jobs overall for introverts are:

  1. Computer software engineer (applications)

  2. Computer software engineer (systems software)

  3. Computer systems analyst

  4. Network systems and data communications analyst

  5. Accountant and auditor

  6. Lawyer

  7. Financial analyst

  8. Personal financial adviser

  9. Medical scientist (except epidemiologist)

  10. Market research analyst

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