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Old 12-31-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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I know it sounds cold, but I want to deal with the general public on a limited basis. I've been doing it for many, many years now and I'm burned out.

I'm currently majoring in Computer Systems Security (technology seems solitary, and isn't necessarily dying out in this economy...although the potential for outsourcing does exist).

My question-what careers are there where one doesn't have to deal with people? Suggestions?
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Philly
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Accouting and Finance careers are good, or any technical field. You deal with people, clients if you are on the service side, but that's not generally necessary.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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Truck Driving
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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Janitorial. Very limited people contact. You and I are in the same boat, I hate dealing with people too.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Beaverland, OR
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No career is going to be completely devoid of human contact, but some are better than others.

I am an electrical engineer who designs computer hardware. I only have to deal with my fellow engineers and the occasional component supplier reps. I cannot stand to deal with morons in the general public.

Plus, I can dress however I want.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I know it sounds cold, but I want to deal with the general public on a limited basis. I've been doing it for many, many years now and I'm burned out.

I'm currently majoring in Computer Systems Security (technology seems solitary, and isn't necessarily dying out in this economy...although the potential for outsourcing does exist).

My question-what careers are there where one doesn't have to deal with people? Suggestions?
I am a technician ("Field Engineer") for a cellular phone company. I do not deal with anybody hardly. Lonely days at cell sites.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Livingston, Montana
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lmfao.. I was CSR for 12 years and loathed the idea of going back to dealing w/people.

You want a job where you don't deal w/people? Transcription.

I work from home and only deal w/the hospital if they need a trans on patient asap which happens seldom.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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Railroad
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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i deal w/customers, vendor & partners, some who can be real morons -- i've gotten to the point where it doesn't bother me one way or the other....i enjoy being in the mix and solving problems....in my field of network engineering you better enjoy it or you're in the wrong place.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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there are not many options where you don't deal with the public. I'm a night stocker at Sam's Club. Only people i deal with are my coworkers, and that's fine with me
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