Finding a job isn’t easy. However hard we try to create equal opportunities for everyone, people with disabilities have more challenges when finding a job. That’s why it’s highly important to talk about the jobs for people with disabilities.
As we are aware of all the difficulties you face, we have decided to help you with some useful tips on how to stop unemployment and how to find the job of your dreams. Ready? Let’s start!
Tip 1: Find Motivation
Whether you want it or not, staying motivated is one of the key tips you need to follow. It is important to understand your disability and how it affects your life.
Before you find a job for yourself, take some time to understand your inner worth.
- What needs do you have in a job?
- How does your disability empower you?
- How do other people with disabilities face the industry’s job challenges?
Once you find out the answers to these questions it will be easier for you to handle the job. Remember your needs and start the job interviews, resume and anything related to the job having your disability in mind.
Tip 2: Find the Right Industry
It is important for your own happiness at work to find your industry. Accessibility of the job will not be sufficient, the industry should be right for you.
Tip 3: Figure Out your Skills
You might have already figured out what your skills and capabilities are, so make use of them. Are you good at administrative tasks? Maybe you can make a great manager? Or you might be great at handcrafts? Learn about yourself as much as possible and you are guaranteed to land your dream job.
Tip 4: Learn How to Present Yourself
Now as you are well-armed with the relevant skills, you need to get prepared for job interviews. You will need to learn a few marketing tricks to stand out among the competitors.
All you want to do is to learn how to underline your skill and show what value you can bring to the company.
Tip 5: Do Some Research and Grow your Network
Doing the research now will be a lot easier as you already know your skills and capabilities. It is better to form a list of the desired companies that interest you. You have tasks to accomplish before applying for any job. Consider doing the following tasks.
- Read the job description carefully
- Try to connect with the hiring manager or other employees at the company (Linkedin will work well here)
- Look for people already working in similar positions
- Add those people to your network and ask relevant questions and establish relations
After having done the homework, make sure the office building is wheelchair accessible and has other relevant accommodations for people with special mobility.
When getting back to the networking section, you can use this not only for the target company. Try to reach out to the local community of people with disabilities and learn from the experience as most probable they have also encountered the same challenges before you.
Tip 6: Apply for the Desired Job
This is more of a call to action rather than a tip, as you are ready to apply for the job and ace the interview.
Apart from the tips, we have discussed, here you can find a list of jobs for people with disabilities. For your own ease of navigation through the list, we have categorized them into industries.
1. Research Jobs
- Research assistant
As long as the office has wheelchair accessibility and you don’t face daily challenges, research jobs are a great fit for people with disabilities.
2. Marketing Jobs
If marketing and advertising are among your interests, you can apply for a remote or onsite job as a marketer. By the way, marketing jobs are quite fun and well paid.
3. Accounting Jobs
Accountant and bookkeeper are occupations that do not require much physical mobility. So these are perfect for you as long as you like counting.
4. Call Center Jobs
In case you are sociable enough to like talking on the phone and helping people online, you can apply for these jobs:
- Call Centre Agent
- Customer Support Specialist
5. Analyst Jobs
Data analysis or specifically financial analysis are among the highly paid and rewarding jobs you can seek out.
Here are your options:
- Data Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Business Analyst
6. Cosmetology Jobs
Enjoy making people beautiful? Try these disability employment picks:
- Nail Salon Technician—$22,150
7. Human Resources
Here we go again with jobs that require social skills and love towards communication. If this is about you, you can work as:
- Talent Acquisition Specialist
- Human Resources Generalist
- Office Manager
- Administrative Assistant
8. IT Jobs
It is not a secret that information technologies are prevailing in the job market. Great news for people with disabilities, that you can be a perfect fit for such positions in IT as:
- Web developer
- Mobile application developer
- UI/UX Designer
- Web Designer
- Software Engineer
- DevOps Engineer
- IT Project Manager
- Scrum Master
9. Job in Healthcare Industry
This will give you the chance to help people. People with disabilities can work as:
- Pharmacy Assistants
- Medical Administrator
You can work as a teacher both online and offline, as it also doesn’t require mobility.
Choose one of these:
- Teaching Assistant
- Teacher Trainer
- Preschool Teacher
11. Cosmetology Jobs
And last but not least, if you find it interesting to make people even more beautiful, you can apply for such jobs as:
- Nail master
12. Government Jobs
Governments generally have a special percent of their jobs allocated to people with disabilities. You can turn to the local council and ask if there are available positions for you.
Remember not to limit yourself and never let others do so. Your disabilities do not define you and you are equally empowered to live to the fullest.
Follow the tips and most importantly follow your passion in life. No matter what job you land eventually, you will succeed only in case you like it.