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7 Careers for People with ADHD

Career Ideas | June 11, 2013


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You’re probably reading this because the idea of a job for people with ADHD is pretty appealing…hey, stop checking your e-mail, answering your phone, and making dinner! Focus! Career searching is a big deal.

For those with ADHD, the best jobs are those where no two days are the same. You use your skills best and keep boredom at bay when each day is full of different, fast-moving tasks.

1. Emergency Room Technician — Fast-paced and exciting, this job uses your high energy and ability to make split-second decisions. You work with Doctors and Nurses, curing those who need it most: emergency room patients.

2. Journalist — Do you like talking to others? Do you have an ability to notice everything? These skills help as you interview sources, survey the scene, and write up articles while on deadline.

3. Housing Director — Here, you have your finger in every pie, so the ability to focus on a million different areas at once is practically a job requirement. You obtain housing for a variety of groups, taking care of everything from the budget to the hiring and training of staff.

4. Nurse Epidemiologist — The best way to deal with a disease is to never get it in the first place. During a disease outbreak, you work quickly to figure out how specific communities spread the illness and how it can be stopped.

5. Account Executive — One client needs a problem fixed by 2:00 pm, there’s a sale you need to close, and management wants that report by tomorrow. In this quick-moving sales role, working in different directions to find and keep customers is all in a day’s work.

6. Computer Engineer — Like the whirring of a computer, your mind never stops. Use your ability to hyperfocus to create software, circuit boards, and microprocessors for the latest and greatest in computer development.

7. Sales Representative — For those with ADHD, careers in sales are perfect. Talking to lots of people, traveling to different places, and handling a variety of issues are all in a day’s work.


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