Jobs for people who hate people

Jobs for people who hate people
Juanita Agboola

Juanita Agboola is the editor in chief of HFNE and an expert in mental health online. She has been writing about online behaviour, mental health and psychology issues since 2012. All Guides are reviewed by our editorial team which constitutes various clinical psychologists, PhD and PsyD colleagues.

Let’s face it, not all of us love socializing and being around people for the most part of our day. For some, alone time is the time when they feel more energetic, productive, happier. Not all of us dream to be part of a big team, and working as customer service, for example, could be a daily struggle for someone who just doesn’t like people so much.

It’s not shameful to recognize that you would rather be working from home or a quiet space where you can be comfortable. This is especially characteristic of introverts, so don’t worry, you are not alone. If you are looking for a change of scenery or you are looking for a job recommendation (for a friend, of course), we’ve got you covered!

Here is a random list of our favourite jobs for people who hate people. 

Jobs for people who hate people

Social Media Management or Social media marketing (SMM)

We promise that the keyword here, “social”, it’s actually undercover. SMM combines business sense, creativity with words and pictures, and the ability to pay attention to an audience and their needs. All the focus as a social media manager goes to the virtual world. It’s an ideal job for somebody who knows the basics (or a little more) of Social Media channels.

Web developer

When you become a web developer all you have to deal with is codes rather than people. Web developers write and test code to create computer applications and software programs. 

While most computer programmers hold a bachelor’s degree, an associate degree is a baseline.


If you love numbers more than people, this job could be on your list. Statisticians use statistical and surveying methods to collect, organize, and analyze data to solve problems.
A bachelor’s degree can be sufficient, but to increase your chances of getting a job, you’ll at least need a master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, or another quantitative field.

Material Engineer

Material engineers are responsible for examining and developing materials that are used to make different products. The materials are namely, metals, ceramics, plastics, etc. 

The good part here is that a Material Engineer needs to be involved in massive analysis and so need isolated time to focus their attention. They can work on a computer in factories, offices or labs.


A job as an Archivists involves appraising, cataloguing, and preserving permanent records and other valuable works. This means they do not need many people to work with. They can work in a library, a museum, or even within a corporation’s archives. 

If you want to be an archivist, you need a master’s degree in archival science, history, library science, or a related field.

Lab technician

Medical lab technicians usually work in a lab. They make an effort to contribute to the science and medicinal world by analyzing data and involving in experimentation. They usually avoid talks and spend most of their time researching. You would be spending more time doing good for humans than actually interacting with them. How cool is that?

Jobs for people who hate people

Technical writer

These workers typically write about inanimate objects, which, as you know, don’t talk. Technical writers prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, and journal articles to explain complex and technical information.
If you want to be a technical writer it’s important to have experience with a technical subject like computer science, web design, or engineering.

Graphic designer

A graphic designer has to involve in a lot of contemplation for creativity and get innovative ideas alone. There are some positions that perhaps require teamwork and interaction but mostly this job doesn’t require daily interaction, particularly after discussion on an idea and conclusion, one has to only implement it individually.

As a graphic designer, you can find work in any industry, you can be self-employed and you’ll never get bored. 

Video game artist

A visual artist develops video games which include conceptualization, character modules, design, etc. This occupation does not need much interaction with people but a sole person can handle the development and creation.

Also, as of last year, the average annual salary for game artists was about $75,000. Isn’t this inspiring?!

Freelance writer or blogger

The writing profession is a broad one however it is easier to work from home rather than in the office when you freelance or blog. Any interaction with editors or agents can be through emails or phone calls avoiding, any face to face interactions. Introverts will surely like to be self-employed so they can have self-discipline and self-motivation to practice. If you got the writer’s gene, it’s always worth a try.

Data analyst

A data analyst provides insights and identifies trends in data. They spend hours in front of a computer looking at spreadsheets, instead of having to smile at hundreds of people on a daily basis. You could see why a data analyst loves his job. 

Animal care worker

If you like animals more than you like people, well this option should be on your list of jobs for people who hate people. What you’ll have to do is to take care of animals including feeding, walking, and taking them to the vet.


This is the perfect job for people who love nature. As a forester, you would have more than enough time to study trees and ecosystems and to take care of forests. It will also give you enough alone time.

Jobs for people who hate people


Geoscientists spend a lot of time exploring outdoors, and in the lab examining minerals. They need silence and alone time to focus on their work.

Marine and Naval engineer

This is a job for people who hate people but love submarines and ships. Marine and Naval engineers conduct the examination of marine equipment and form technical reports. This job requires independent research and planning.


A pilot position does not require you to interact much but confidently fly the aircraft. Your entire attention will be focused on operating the flying gears and tools in the cockpit.

If you love to feel that adrenaline rush and want a job that can take you up in the sky (literally), consider learning for a pilot’s license. 

Jobs for people who hate people


This list is not definitive, there are many other job opportunities for people who hate people. Well, hate might be a strong word in this sentence, but it does feel like that sometimes. 

It’s important for someone to work in an environment that 

in an environment that appeals to them, but which at the same time allows them to develop personally and professionally.

What did you think of our list? Let us know in the comments section below if you have a job recommendation, or describe what your work experience is like. We are always open to conversations and honest feedback. 

Jobs for people who hate people