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What jobs are best for someone with social anxiety?

I currently work in daycare and have been for about a year. I am looking to switch careers but dealing with “customers” seems intimidating. I would like an easy start job and don’t mind learning as I go, but I feel retail or adjacent is not a comfortable environment for me. I was curious if anyone else works a job that they feel is fulfilling while dealing with social anxiety.

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What is a good first job for somebody who struggles with social anxiety and has trouble interacting with strangers??

I'm the person described and I don't know what my first job should be or where to find it. A lot of the typical first time jobs my peers have taken revolve around customer service and involve working with a lot of people; a skill that I'm still developing. I don't know what kind of job I could apply for without feeling like I'm diving head first into an area that causes me immense distress, but at the same time I need this experience to grow. Ideally I'm looking for something that isn't too stressful or demanding. Light interaction with strangers is fine, like an occasional question from them, but nothing where I need to work with a lot of people at a time like a cashier, waiter, etc.

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