5 PERFECT Jobs for people living with ADHD!

Written by on April 23, 2021 in Stuff with 0 Comments

When trying to find the perfect job, jobseekers should always look for three things in a position: whether it’s something that you are passionate about, can help you harness your strengths, and allows you accommodation for your shortfalls. This is just as applicable to those living with ADHD. While the stereotype is that individuals living with ADHD struggle to build happy and successful careers, due to difficulties in education, the workplace, and their interpersonal relationships, finding the “perfect job” is actually attainable, as long as you capitalise on your skills and talents and find a dynamic role that keeps you engaged. Also, the Possibilities Clinic can help you with assessment and treatment of ADHD.

Though there is no one-size-fits-all role that can be perfect for everyone living with ADHD, it’s always a great idea to keep an open mind about new roles that you haven’t considered that might actually be the right fit for you. Below, 5 perfect jobs ideas for people living with ADHD!

1. Teaching and Childcare

Working with children can be a fun, dynamic role that lets your thoughtful creativity and personality shine. With children, every day is different, meaning that you need to be able to think on your feet and transition from each task promptly. Some people living with ADHD find that toddlers and preschoolers are great to work with as their hyperactivity and eagerness for varied stimulation complements their strengths.

2. Cookery

Let your creativity flow and consider a role in the culinary arts. With a need to focus on the task at hand, and an easy-to-understand process to create a finished dish, you’ll find that cooking does not demand long-term planning or lots of working memory. It’s an exciting job that can still keep you focused and attentive.

3. Hair Stylist

No one day is the same as a hairstylist. When you’re constantly meeting with new clients, and being presented with new creative challenges that require short-term focus, each day is a fun challenge. If you like being on your feet, and love having a constant influx of customers with a quick task turnover, hairstyling might be the right fit.

4. Nurse

With a provided structure that helps keep you focused, but enough change with every shift that keeps you engaged, nursing is a rewarding profession that can be the right fit for those living with ADHD.

5. Software Developer

Software developers often spend a few weeks on one project, which can be ideal for those who can sustain engagement for longer periods of time. This time frame prevents monotony, while still providing you with tasks that are diverse and interesting each time, keeping you on track for your goals.

When looking for the right role, consider using your local disability employment services to help you on your job hunt. With qualified and trained professionals helping you with sourcing jobs, sprucing up your resume, as well as developing interviewing skills and providing job support when you’ve acquired employment, it’s a great tool for those living with ADHD to make sure they’re set up for success.

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