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7 Jobs for People with Bad Backs

Career Ideas | June 11, 2013


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Back problems are extremely common. But don’t let the fact that you’re down in the back get you down on the job hunt. The key is to find a career that keeps you from sitting or standing in the same position for too long. Here are a few examples of careers for people with hurt backs.

1. Small Business Owner
As the boss, you wear multiple hats and are constantly moving from one task to another. Provide customer service, supervise staff, and process billing for the perfect combination of time on your feet and time on your bottom.

2. Writer
Work from home or grab a chair in an office. Either way, writing allows you time in front of the computer with the flexibility to get up and move around whenever you start to tighten up.

3. Therapist
This is a great career for people with bad backs. Your focus is on patients for short sessions, with plenty of breaks to move around and get the kinks out.

4. Teacher
You’ve got the education and information to share, so don’t let your aching back stop you. Stand and lecture, sit to grade papers. Lean against a wall during a classroom film.

5. Customer Service Representative
This bad-back job is performed with a desk and a phone. Put in an earpiece and offer assistance while you sit, stand, bounce on an exercise ball, or lean against the side of your cubicle.

6. Speech Pathologist
Spend your days coaching patients through speech therapy. Remain sedentary during sessions, and move around in the interim.

7. Manager
Whether you manage a carpet store or a fruit stand, your back will thank you for equal chair and walking time as you make sure products are available, employees provide excellent service, and customers are happy.