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Careers that involve little to no public contact.

Posted by CherryBlossom 
Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 23, 2011
I can't stand dealing with the public. drool I hate people. I've been slaving away in customer service jobs since I was was 14 (I'm 27 now) and I've hit my limitation thanks to my current job. If it didn't pay so damn well I would have walked out by now. just shoot me

Anyway, once my personal life has calmed down a little I plan on going back to school to get a qualification/degree. My question to everyone is: what kind of career involves very little to NO public contact? I can handle seeing/talking to co-workers on a daily basis, but strangers... not so much. Do any of you have jobs/careers that doesn't involve customer service?

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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 23, 2011
Avoid healthcare

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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 23, 2011
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thom_c
Avoid healthcare

Oh, I plan to... I don't like touching other people.

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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 23, 2011
IT work (sysadmin, programming--not hell desk) is generally good for introverts, but it can be pretty hard to enter the field when you've already had a career, as it's a very youth-focused field.

I would guess that most technical careers will involve working more with equipment than people.
Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 23, 2011
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CherryBlossom
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thom_c
Avoid healthcare

Oh, I plan to... I don't like touching other people.

Hey, it depends whereabouts. Working in the labs won't involve any patient contact.

I work in theatre myself, which is excellent for me since all the patients are unconscious!
Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 23, 2011
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CherryBlossom
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thom_c
Avoid healthcare

Oh, I plan to... I don't like touching other people.

Hey, it depends whereabouts. Working in the labs won't involve any patient contact.

I work in theatre myself, which is excellent for me since all the patients are unconscious!

Hmm... That's a good point...

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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 23, 2011
it depends on what you love to do. basically there are soo many great career you can choose, in which you aren't required to interact with public or customers.
since you're going back to school, i suggest accounting, lab technician, engineering, art and design, IT, finance, hmm...what else?
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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 23, 2011
Depending on department, file clerks at the post office don't see other human beings even at work.
Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 23, 2011
There are medical careers that don't require extensive conduct with the public.

Any sort of research position.

Medicine: Radiologist (all you do is read X-rays) Anesthesiologist (SWEET money)

Here's a source: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=820123

I limit my law practice to Bankruptcy and Probate.
CFBitchfromLA
Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 24, 2011
In terms of healthcare careers, I would recommend medical microbiologist technician (nobody wants to come near you when you work with resistant bugs) or central sterile technician (nobody bugs you when you are preparing stuff for the autoclave).
Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 25, 2011
A groundskeeper of a perpetual care cemetery probably doesn't get much contact with the public or probably make up artists for funeral homes either. I'll bet that in the past funeral directors, medical examiners, and morticians didn't have to deal much with live people either, but these days they're expected to be all bubbly and interact with the living like Dr G or Quincy. Other than a handful of lone specialized fields like have been mentioned already, ie:medical research, IT, and perhaps a few others, I can't think of any well paying jobs where public contact isn't part of the gig and probably mandatory.

In fact, if you'll think of various professions, careers, or jobs as a whole, in general those who are in direct contact the most with the public often are the highest paid. Cook-chef VS general manager in a restaurant, for instance is one and Doctor with a thriving private practice VS doctor tucked away in a government research lab would be another, but of course there are exceptions. Techie people on a movie set vs the actors-directors, detectives in law enforcement vs people with the same ranks working as file clerks or in evidence rooms, just out of college journalists-reporters vs more seasoned staff writers, zoo managers vs zoo staff who actually care for the animals-same thing with the circus with the ring master vs the animal keepers, elected district attorneys vs the lawyers who are often more experienced and do all of their case research, politicians vs just about any of their support staff including their speech writers, etc..................

For some reason, our society generally ranks people who interact with the public well, regardless if their education, intelligence and experience is lesser, a lot higher than those who don't or won't.confused

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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 25, 2011
I love my job because i deal mostly with objects and relatively few people. When it comes to people, few are ones i actually work WITH. I get to kick people out of the lab when they have no right to be in here (tourists) and i get to tell people to do things and i don't have to say "please" (students / put on your safety glasses).

It is on an academic calendar, so the routine changes several times per year, yet in a predictable way. People who are ambitious and/or thrill-seekers would probably not like the type of job i have; but the benefits and job security of it are among the best you will find in the academic/non-profit sector. I could make more money in the corporate/private sector, but i would be constantly under the stress of competition and having to justify reasons why i should get a raise, etc., not to mention the ever-present possibility of being laid off at the whim of some executive-suit-type.

In the above terms, i am probably a member of the 1%; i just don't make much money.

ETA: i do make enough money to live a comfortable, modest lifestyle, especially when it comes to the amount of real "work" i am required to do.

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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 25, 2011
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bluevelvet
There are medical careers that don't require extensive conduct with the public.

Any sort of research position.

Medicine: Radiologist (all you do is read X-rays) Anesthesiologist (SWEET money)

Here's a source: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=820123

I limit my law practice to Bankruptcy and Probate.


I almost mentioned this, but forgot. Even anesthesiologists are being required in some hospitals to interact with the patients now BEFORE they go into the operating room, which I think is odd. I had a surgery about 4 year ago and it floored me when someone came into the surgical patient waiting area and said, "Hi, I am Dr. Feelgood and I will be your anesthesiologist during this surgery". He didn't say much more than that, perhaps a little strained small talk, then his Nurse came in behind him and asked the usual questions and stuck the IV shit in me.confused

I have a cousin in Arizona who is an anesthesiologist and partner in a practice, so they have several hospital-medical clients. He said one of those REQUIRES they do a meet and greet with the patients right before the surgery too and he HATES it. WHAT is the deal with society-corporations forcing certain professionals to intermingle with the public when it hadn't been expected in the decades prior and isn't necessary? I don't give a shit about meeting the surgical team I won't ever see again. What's next? Having the lab techs come in and introduce themselves and inform you if they are the one who will be processing and analyzing your piss, blood, or shit, or perhaps the one who will be taking a sample of your amputated leg for a biopsy?eyeroll

I don't see the point in EVERYONE who participates in the process of a service meeting and chatting with the patient, customer, or client.???

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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 25, 2011
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bluevelvet
There are medical careers that don't require extensive conduct with the public.

Any sort of research position.

Medicine: Radiologist (all you do is read X-rays) Anesthesiologist (SWEET money)

Here's a source: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=820123

I limit my law practice to Bankruptcy and Probate.


I almost mentioned this, but forgot. Even anesthesiologists are being required in some hospitals to interact with the patients now BEFORE they go into the operating room, which I think is odd. I had a surgery about 4 year ago and it floored me when someone came into the surgical patient waiting area and said, "Hi, I am Dr. Feelgood and I will be your anesthesiologist during this surgery". He didn't say much more than that, perhaps a little strained small talk, then his Nurse came in behind him and asked the usual questions and stuck the IV shit in me.confused

I have a cousin in Arizona who is an anesthesiologist and partner in a practice, so they have several hospital-medical clients. He said one of those REQUIRES they do a meet and greet with the patients right before the surgery too and he HATES it. WHAT is the deal with society-corporations forcing certain professionals to intermingle with the public when it hadn't been expected in the decades prior and isn't necessary? I don't give a shit about meeting the surgical team I won't ever see again. What's next? Having the lab techs come in and introduce themselves and inform you if they are the one who will be processing and analyzing your piss, blood, or shit, or perhaps the one who will be taking a sample of your amputated leg for a biopsy?eyeroll

I don't see the point in EVERYONE who participates in the process of a service meeting and chatting with the patient, customer, or client.???

Informed Consent. The legality is the physician doing the procedure is required to explain it to you. It's also supposed to be done before mind altering medications are administered.

Octomoo was trying this scam recently saying Dr Frankensteen did not inform her of how many he was going to implant.

That's an example of why hospitals are requiring these face to face meeting.

Makes forensic pathology a much more attractive position. I do understand that competition for those jobs is stiff...

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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 25, 2011
If you love animals you could become a vet tech?

Also attorneys work with their clients but if you become a paralegal or legal assistant you just have to support your attorney and his office, not necessarily meet with any clients or public.

I am an administrative assistant planning on branching out into the legal assistant field. I don't work with the public at all. I work for a company that sells industrial supplies. Even when I am helping in the warehouse, there are no customers back there. Warehouse work can be challenging (DON'T go to Amazon), but it pays very well and there are no customers.
Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
October 25, 2011
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thom_c
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kidlesskim
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bluevelvet
There are medical careers that don't require extensive conduct with the public.

Any sort of research position.

Medicine: Radiologist (all you do is read X-rays) Anesthesiologist (SWEET money)

Here's a source: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=820123

I limit my law practice to Bankruptcy and Probate.


I almost mentioned this, but forgot. Even anesthesiologists are being required in some hospitals to interact with the patients now BEFORE they go into the operating room, which I think is odd. I had a surgery about 4 year ago and it floored me when someone came into the surgical patient waiting area and said, "Hi, I am Dr. Feelgood and I will be your anesthesiologist during this surgery". He didn't say much more than that, perhaps a little strained small talk, then his Nurse came in behind him and asked the usual questions and stuck the IV shit in me.confused

I have a cousin in Arizona who is an anesthesiologist and partner in a practice, so they have several hospital-medical clients. He said one of those REQUIRES they do a meet and greet with the patients right before the surgery too and he HATES it. WHAT is the deal with society-corporations forcing certain professionals to intermingle with the public when it hadn't been expected in the decades prior and isn't necessary? I don't give a shit about meeting the surgical team I won't ever see again. What's next? Having the lab techs come in and introduce themselves and inform you if they are the one who will be processing and analyzing your piss, blood, or shit, or perhaps the one who will be taking a sample of your amputated leg for a biopsy?eyeroll

I don't see the point in EVERYONE who participates in the process of a service meeting and chatting with the patient, customer, or client.???

Informed Consent. The legality is the physician doing the procedure is required to explain it to you. It's also supposed to be done before mind altering medications are administered.

Octomoo was trying this scam recently saying Dr Frankensteen did not inform her of how many he was going to implant.

That's an example of why hospitals are requiring these face to face meeting.

Makes forensic pathology a much more attractive position. I do understand that competition for those jobs is stiff...


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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
November 05, 2011
Landed a great one in pharmaceuticals. LOVE IT.
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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
November 05, 2011
I work in pathology (ie diagnostic medical labs). It is rare to interact with patients, and most people other than coworkers are dealt with on the phone. I don't have to wear pretty clothes or a ton of make up either.
Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
November 06, 2011
I work with dead people. Do they count?
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November 06, 2011
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chicken lady
I work with dead people. Do they count?

only if they talk to you.
Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
November 07, 2011
Engineering. You don't even have to be an engineer; there are several support areas that work in them (IT peeps, tech writers, admin types etc.) and they don't let you out among the public because that is what PR is for.

Scientific fields and IT are also the same way.

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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
November 07, 2011
If you like art, you can do freelance work online. Someone I've been illustrating for for the last five years is located on the other side of the country. There are also freelance sites (some kinda suck and are full of cheapskates, though). I'd also say cold-calling, but that's not a career and...well...it sucks.

Cooking maybe? Chefs usually don't have much contact with people besides the staff. If you don't mind dead people, maybe mortuary science/embalming? I strongly considered this until I realized I'd need to be around formaldehyde and I cannot stand the odor, so that went out the window. I think any kind of science field would be good too.

Personally, I'd also love a job with little to no contact with idiot customers, but it's hard to find one where I live when the only places to work are basically fast food and retail.

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Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
November 07, 2011
I work in a wastewater treatment lab. I think almost any kind of lab work is away from the public. This is one of the reasons I chose it.
Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
November 08, 2011
I have been contemplating this same thing. Good luck!
Anonymous User
Re: Careers that involve little to no public contact.
November 09, 2011
I'm happy to work in front of a computer all day.

I'm in digital media, so put the ads on the website pages and do catch up tv online (like loading videos etc) and I talk on the phone to agencies sometimes, everyone you work with but I don't deal with the public at all! It's awesome.

The only kid that comes in is my boss's when his wife can't pick up. In what, 8 years it's the first kid that's been milling around. I don't know why they can't send him to after school care...there's some drama because he has ADD and the stuffy Catholic primary school wants him to leave Mr. T
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