Do you enjoy working alone?

While some people like to work with others, many prefer to work alone. Whether you consider yourself an introvert or just want to work alone as often as possible, there are many careers available that allow ample alone time!

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Pet Sitter

Do you find yourself saying, "I want to stay home with my pet all day?"

Do you love the idea of playing and taking care of animals while also getting paid?

Then this career where you work alone might be for you.

A person holdingthe leashes of 4 dogs. Photo by Matt Nelson on Unsplash

Pet sitters take care of pets for people who go on vacations or work often. They may stay in the pet sitters' homes, bring the pets to their own homes, or visit the house where the pet usually resides.

Qualifications to become a pet sitter include:

  • Basic animal care and first aid knowledge    

  • Reliability

  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills

What does it pay?

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$10K-$62K per year


$29K-$79K per year

Learn more about the job of a pet sitter here!


Who doesn't like making money? Many businesses count on people to manage their money, keep it organized, and track their funds.

That's where accountants come in. They often work alone from home or in offices.

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Accountants handle the finances of a company or individual. They handle the bookkeeping and reporting for tax purposes.

Qualifications to become an accountant include:

  • Gaining a bachelor's degree

  • Having strong math and analytical skills

  • Passing the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam

What does it pay?

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Y$45K+-$130K+ per year.


$42K-$83K per year.

Learn more about the job of an accountant here!


Can you listen to a recording and write in detail what is being said? Can you speak another language and translate it?

Becoming a transcriptionist may be for you.

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A transcriptionist listens to video and audio files to convert what they hear into typed documentation. This career has flexibility and usually allows you to work alone from home.

Skills you'll need include:

  • The ability to type fast and accurately

  • Good grammar, spelling, and punctuation

  • Strong time-management and concentration skills

What does it pay?

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$ 29K-$60K per year


$38K-$51K per year

Learn more about the career of a transcriptionist here!

Quiz: Which job is best for Johnny?

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Johnny just graduated with his bachelor's degree in math. He wants to find a job where he makes a good salary. He doesn't mind working with people, but prefers to work alone. Johnny often walks with his dogs and sometimes takes his neighbor's dog to the park. When he gets home, for fun, he enjoys writing and he can type fast and accurately.


Which career will allow Johnny to both work alone, earn a good salary, and make the most of his skills?

Take Action

These are just a few of the careers that allow you to work alone!

If any of these careers interests you, research them to see how to get started. Other jobs allow you to work alone, too, so don't feel limited to the ones mentioned.

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