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The best jobs for introverts & why Canada is the best place to be one

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Best jobs for introverts

Canada has been named the best place to be an introvert. Here’s why, along with a list of the best jobs for introverts.

What’s an introvert? There are a lot of opinions out there on what it means to be an introvert and the nuanced inner workings of introverts. But, the basic idea is that an introvert is one who is quiet and prefers their own thoughts to the external world.

“Introvert” comes from the Latin and it means one who turns one’s thoughts inward: “intro” to the inside + “vert” to turn = to turn one’s thoughts to the inside.

The introvert isn’t the one at the party loudly telling jokes surrounded by an audience (nobody is these days, but imagine this happening outside of pandemic times). Introverts are the people who were largely unaffected by pandemic lockdowns because they didn’t go out much anyway, and certainly never sought out big crowds of people.

Canada is the best place to be in introvert

So, if you identify as such and are looking for the best place to live, a company called Merchant Machine went and found it for you. And, if you’re in Canada, you’re in luck! It’s here.

Merchant Machine created a list of the ideal cities to live as an introvert based on population density, Wifi speed (I think we’re assuming you’re working from home, even when a pandemic isn’t forcing you to), average annual salary, and monthly rents.

Canada came in first place with just four people per square kilometre, and an average Wifi speed of 145 mbps, salary of $51,968 CAD (21,656.74 GBP) and rent price of $1,796 CAD (1,027 GBP) per month (except in Toronto, of course, where rent is about twice that. But, y’know, other places in Canada).

Australia, which came in second place, has fewer people per square kilometre (3), sort of comparable rent prices ($2,121), and higher salaries ($72,386 CAD), but significantly slower Wifi (56 mbps). Australia also has a lot of crawly and slithery things that can kill you fast. Just saying.

Here are the top 10 places to be an introvert:

Canada
Australia
Iceland
Russia
Finland
New Zealand
Suriname
Mauritania
Norway
Belize

The research also looked at the top jobs for introverts using criteria based on average salary, remote work capability and social contact score (which came with no explanation but is presumably the required level of contact with other people). On top of that, they have listed the “top dream jobs for introverts,” (again, presumably) meaning the jobs introverts want vs what’s actually good for them.

The top dream jobs are writer, music composer, and artist. The best actual jobs are physicists and astronomers, machine operatives, and marketing professionals.

Here are both lists:

Top 10 dream jobs for introverts

Writer
Music composer
Artist
Jeweller
Computer architect
Geneticist
Race car mechanic
Archaeologist
Animal trainer
Zoologist 

Top 10 best-suited jobs for introverts

With salaries, remote working capabilities, and social scores (I don’t think these are ranked in any particular order):

Physicists and astronomers
Average annual salary – $81,726
Remote working capability – 46%
Social score – 7.33

Machine operatives
Average annual salary – $68,420
Remote working capability – 21%
Social score – 8.18

Marketing professionals
Average annual salary – $79,095
Remote working capability – 46%
Social score – 7.06

Web developers
Average annual salary – $59,606
Remote working capability – 53%
Social score – 6.88

IT data analysts
Average annual salary – $83,305
Remote working capability – 53%
Social score – 6.41

Welders
Average annual salary – $58,501
Remote working capability – 21%
Social score – 7.78

Plumbers
Average annual salary – $58,767
Remote working capability – 26%
Social score – 7.61

Actuaries 
Average annual salary – $137,595
Remote working capability – 39%
Social score – 6.00

Software developers 
Average annual salary – $67,901
Remote working capability – 53%
Social score – 5.16

Electricians
Average annual salary – $74,708
Remote working capability – 26%
Social score – 6.18

To see infographics by Merchant Machine, click here.

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