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100+ Great Jobs for People with Disabilities to Get You Out and Earning

Tom Gerencer
Career Writer
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This guide has 100+ jobs for people with disabilities.

 

And guess what?

 

Most of them are jobs people without disabilities only dream about.

 

You can be anything—do anything.

 

The jobs for disabled people in this guide make the road easier.

 

They’re organized by disability—physical, visual, hearing, intellectual, ADD/ADHD, and more.

 

But don’t let them limit you.

 

There’s also a section on jobs for the disabled in government. Plus tips for how to find disability employment that fits.

 

This guide will show you:

 

  • 100+ great jobs for people with disabilities, organized by disability.
  • Government jobs for disabled individuals.
  • How to get a job with a disability.
  • Disability jobsites to make your search fast and successful.

 

Each of the jobs for the disabled in this article pops up in several categories. There are still well over 100 unique jobs.

 

Median salary info for our disability jobs comes from Glassdoor.com and Recruiter.com. It’s just a median—half the people make more.

 

 

Jobs for People with Disabilities

 

Looking for jobs for disabled adults with a specific disability?

 

Use the list below.

 

Lists of Jobs for the Disabled in This Article

 

  1. 92 Jobs for Physically Disabled People
  2. 79 Jobs for People with ADD/ADHD
  3. 52 Jobs for Individuals with Mental Illness
  4. 73 Jobs for People with Learning Disabilities
  5. Government Jobs for Disabled Individuals
  6. 34 Jobs for People with Intellectual Disabilities
  7. 69 Jobs for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People
  8. 45 Careers for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  9. 82 Jobs for Disabled People with Speech Impairments
  10. 49 Jobs for People with Anxiety Disorder Disabilities
  11. Disability Jobsites

 

Pro Tip: Start with your goals. What are you passionate about? Anyone can learn. Passion for a certain disability employment can convince the hiring manager you will.

 

Need a resume? We’ve got job-getting resume templates for nearly every job shown in this article: Resume Examples for any Job You Want [with Resume Writing Advice]

 

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92 Jobs for Physically Disabled People

 

“Don’t pity me.”

 

Your disability does not define you.

 

Lucky us, most jobs today aren’t for lumberjacks and acrobats.

 

Most require limited mobility.

 

If you’re physically disabled, you’ve got your pick of hundreds of high-paying jobs for the disabled.

 

We’ve compiled a short list here. The majority make great jobs for people in wheelchairs or with other mobility issues.

 

92 Jobs for Physically Disabled Adults

 

Marketing Jobs

 

Desk jobs make great jobs for disabled people. Marketing jobs are also fun and high-paying.

 

  • Marketing Specialist—$50,390
  • Marketing Manager—$80,673
  • Graphic Designer—$48,256

 

Research Jobs

 

  • Researcher—$61,085
  • Research Assistant—$30,647

 

Cosmetology Jobs

 

Enjoy making people beautiful? Try these disability employment picks:

 

  • Nail Salon Technician—$22,150
  • Cosmetologist—$21,333

 

Accounting Jobs

 

Want employment for disabled bean counters? Here you go:

 

  • Accountant—$55,202
  • Bookkeeper—$34,677

 

On-the-Phone Jobs

 

  • Call Center Worker—$25,000
  • Customer Service—$34,780

 

Other Desk Jobs

 

The 15 options below are inspiring jobs for disabled adults in wheelchairs.

 

  • Political Scientist—$115,110
  • Actuary—$107,598
  • Architect—This job requires lots of schooling.—$74,648
  • Public Relations—$54,581
  • Executive Assistant—$56,668
  • Personal Assistant—$32,774
  • Account Manager—$57,244
  • Bank Teller—$27,825
  • Product Manager—$108,978
  • Operations Manager—$69,303
  • Drafter—$44,956
  • Credit Authorizer—$34,600
  • Benefits Manager—$80,000
  • Credit Counselor—$35,060
  • Archivist—$46,795

 

Legal Jobs

 

  • Attorney—$113,749
  • Paralegal—$52,351

 

Office Jobs

 

Look for lots of physical disability jobs in offices.

 

  • Human Resources—$60,677
  • Office Manager—$47,250—$47,250
  • Office Assistant—$26,693
  • Recruiter—$49,712
  • Receptionist—$28,729
  • Secretary—$30,162
  • Office Clerk—$22,500
  • Administrative Assistant—$41,045

 

Healthcare Jobs

 

Let the medical jobs for the disabled below fuel your passion to help others. You can even join a pro association for disabled pharmacists.

 

  • Pharmacist—$129,559
  • Pharmacy Assistant—$30,150
  • Medical Administrator—$57,078

 

Analyst Jobs

 

  • Data Analyst—$65,470
  • Business Analyst—$70,170
  • Financial Analyst—$63,829

 

Engineering Jobs

 

  • Engineer—$77,182
  • Mechanical Engineer—$73,016
  • Civil Engineer—$68,638
  • Electrical Engineer—$83,088

 

Computer Science Jobs

 

You can do most computer science and IT jobs from a desk. In many cases these are also great work-from-home jobs.

 

CS is a growing field, and many of the jobs pay very well. All in all, these make some of the highest-paying jobs for disabled people.

 

  • Computer Scientist—$109,075
  • IT Professional—$85,460
  • UX Designer & UI Developer—$97,460
  • SQL Developer—$81,714
  • Web Designer—$56,143
  • Web Developer—$88,488
  • Help Desk Worker/Desktop Support—$43,835
  • Software Engineer—$104,463
  • Data Entry—$31,153
  • DevOps Engineer—$138,378
  • Computer Programmer—$64,719

 

Scientist Jobs

 

  • Political Scientist—$115,110
  • Chemist—$55,226
  • Sociologist—$73,760
  • Biologist—$49,547
  • Physicist—$102,798
  • Astronomer—$110,980
  • Mathematician—$76,988
  • Atmospheric Scientist—$89,820
  • Biostatistician—$92,426

 

Teacher Jobs

 

  • Mentor—$26,300
  • Tutor—$26,019
  • Teacher—$45,483
  • Teaching Assistant—$36,593
  • Substitute Teacher—$31,116
  • Preschool Teacher—$28,620

 

Artistic Jobs

 

Need employment for physically disabled artists? Try this mini-list:

 

  • Graphic Designer—$48,256
  • Artist—$40,532
  • Interior Designer—$56,462
  • Video Editor—$46,274
  • Video or Film Producer—$91,100
  • Playwright—$38,000
  • Musician—$40,000
  • Novelist/Writer—$55,420
  • Computer Animator—$61,000
  • Sound Engineer—$44,234

 

Counseling Jobs

 

  • Mental Health Counselor—$45,449
  • Addiction Counselor—$37,762
  • School Counselor—$50,615

 

Other Jobs for People with Physical Disabilities

 

Still haven’t found any jobs for the disabled to inspire you? Try these satisfying careers:

 

  • Scrum Master—$101,298
  • Entrepreneur—$57,360
  • Broadcast News Anchor—$83,300
  • Medical Laboratory Tech—$40,000
  • Telemarketer—$23,481
  • Telephone Operator—$22,360
  • Human Resources—$60,677

 

Lonnie Bissonnette lost the use of his legs in 2004. He’s now the first paraplegic BASE jumper. He’s parachuted from record-high Angel Falls, The Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, and the 3,000 foot fjords of Norway.

 

Pro Tip: Networking is the magic key that unlocks every door. It makes finding jobs for people with disabilities a snap.

 

Want to see how one woman with an unfinished degree used networking to get a $100K? See our guide: How to Network Your Way Into a $100,000 Job [Real-Life Story]

 

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79 Jobs for People with ADD/ADHD

 

There’s no off button for your brain.

 

But—your greatest weakness can be your greatest strength.

 

If you’ve got ADHD, you’re either:

 

  • Inattentive
  • Hyperactive-Impulsive
  • Combination Type

 

You might do well with fast-paced jobs. Slow-and-steady focus may not be your thing.

 

Does that mean you can’t be an engineer? A doctor? Lawyer?

 

Not at all.

 

In fact, some with ADD/ADHD say those make great jobs for people with disabilities.

 

It all comes down to your condition, and how you cope with it.

 

79 Jobs for People with ADD/ADHD

 

Teaching Jobs

 

Does helping others help you focus? Some sufferers find disability jobs in schools.

 

  • Mentor—$26,300
  • Teacher—$45,483
  • Teaching Assistant—$36,593
  • Substitute Teacher—$31,116
  • Preschool Teacher—$28,620
  • Daycare Worker—$20,320

 

Counseling Jobs

 

  • Mental Health Counselor—$45,449
  • Addiction Counselor—$37,762
  • School Counselor—$50,615

 

Artistic Jobs

 

Many believe van Gogh, Picasso, and da Vinci had ADHD. Artistic careers make great jobs for disabled people with attention deficits.

 

  • Graphic Designer—$48,256
  • Artist—$40,532
  • Interior Designer—$56,462
  • Video Editor—$46,274
  • Video or Film Producer—$91,100
  • Playwright—$38,000
  • Musician—$40,000
  • Novelist/Writer—$55,420
  • Computer Animator—$61,000
  • Photographer—$32,068
  • Camera Operator—$24,380
  • Sound Engineer—$44,234
  • Motion Picture Director—$92,220
  • Actor—$35,310

 

Cosmetology Jobs

 

  • Beautician—$26,460
  • Hair Stylist—$21,333
  • Nail Technician—$22,150

 

Writing Jobs

 

Don’t ask your ADHD what career is best for you. It’ll give you three different answers a week. Follow your passion. It’s the best way to find fitting jobs for the disabled.

 

  • Journalist—$45,925
  • Copy Editor—$45,506

 

Office Jobs

 

If you work best in a tight team, try these disability employment options:

 

  • Office Assistant—$26,693
  • Office Manager—$47,250
  • Receptionist—$28,729
  • Secretary—$30,162
  • Administrative Assistant—$41,045

 

Retail Jobs

 

  • Cashier—$21,803
  • Retail Worker—$24,809
  • Store Manager—$50,465

 

Physical Labor

 

  • Construction Worker—$27,250
  • Warehouse Worker—$28,979

 

Healthcare Jobs

 

Some with ADHD love the fast-paced world of healthcare. These might be your best jobs for disabled adults:

 

  • Nurse—$65,976
  • Nurse Practitioner—$117,298
  • Doctor—$200,000
  • Caregiver—$24,395
  • CNA—$26,419
  • Physical Therapist—$69,464
  • Physical Therapy Assistant—$31,994

 

Sales Jobs

 

Sales jobs can make attention-grabbing employment for disabled people with ADHD.

 

  • Sales Associate—$24,809
  • Sales Representative—$39,300
  • Sales Manager—$66,111

 

Restaurant Jobs

 

  • Waiter/Waitress/Server—$16,569
  • Chef—$54,443
  • Fast Food Worker—$16,500
  • Barista—$19,100
  • Line Cook—$25,821

 

Computer Science Jobs

 

Yes, computer science positions make good jobs for people with ADD/ADHD. Don’t believe me? Check out this inspiring post from a programmer/entrepreneur.

 

  • Computer Scientist—$109,075
  • IT Professional—$85,460
  • UX Designer & UI Developer—$97,460
  • SQL Developer—$81,714
  • Web Designer—$56,143
  • Web Developer—$88,488
  • Help Desk Worker/Desktop Support—$43,835
  • Software Engineer—$104,463
  • Data Entry—$31,153
  • DevOps Engineer—$138,378
  • Computer Programmer—$64,719
  • Network Administrator—$61,474

 

Other Jobs for People with ADD/ADHD

 

With ADHD, you can do any job you fall in love with. Let these unique jobs for disabled people inspire you:

 

  • Personal Assistant—$32,774
  • Real Estate Broker—$72,500
  • Event Planner—$49,070
  • Entrepreneur—$57,360
  • Public Relations—$54,581
  • Call Center Worker—$25,000
  • Bank Teller—$27,825
  • Recruiter—$49,712
  • Plumber—$50,000
  • Housekeeper—$23,109
  • Flight Attendant—$52,217
  • Broadcast News Anchor—$83,300
  • Courier—$30,052
  • Animal Breeder—$44,650

 

Pro Tip: Want work-from-home jobs for the disabled? The National Telecommuting Institute can help put you in your dream job.

 

If you don’t customize your resume to every job offer, you’ll probably hear crickets. See our guide: 6 Tips on How to Tailor Your Resume to a Job Description

 

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52 Jobs for Individuals with Mental Illness

 

With mental illness, you fake it ‘til you make it—but you’ll never make it.

 

That’s what it feels like.

 

Mental illness can take a lot of different forms.

 

Schizophrenia, bipolar, and depression are just a few.

 

Here’s the good news:

 

There are plenty of jobs for people with disabilities with mental illness.

 

You may be comfortable in work-from-home jobs. Depending on your diagnosis, having other people around might be your thing.

 

52 Jobs for Individuals with Mental Illness

 

Analyst Jobs

 

  • Data Analyst—$65,470
  • Business Analyst—$70,170
  • Financial Analyst—$63,829

 

Engineering Jobs

 

Several studies link high IQ with mental disorders. Engineering careers make great jobs for disabled people with bipolar disorder or OCD.

 

  • Engineer—$77,182
  • Mechanical Engineer—$73,016
  • Civil Engineer—$68,638
  • Electrical Engineer—$83,088

 

Computer Scientist—$109,075 Jobs

 

If you crave solitude, tech careers offer isolated disability jobs.

 

  • Computer Scientist—$109,075
  • IT Professional—$85,460
  • UX Designer & UI Developer—$97,460
  • SQL Developer—$81,714
  • Web Designer—$56,143
  • Web Developer—$88,488
  • Help Desk Worker/Desktop Support—$43,835
  • Software Engineer—$104,463
  • Data Entry—$31,153
  • DevOps Engineer—$138,378
  • Computer Programmer—$64,719

 

Cosmetology Jobs

 

Do you like beauty? Try these disability employment choices:

 

  • Cosmetologist—$21,333
  • Hair Stylist—$21,333
  • Nail Technician—$22,150

 

Research Jobs

 

Just want to be by yourself? Research jobs make great solitary jobs for the disabled.

 

  • Researcher—$61,085
  • Research Assistant—$30,647

 

Accounting Jobs

 

  • Accountant—$55,202
  • Bookkeeper—$34,677

 

Healthcare Jobs

 

  • Dental Hygienist—$74,076
  • Physical Therapy Assistant—$31,994

 

Artistic Jobs

 

Dig into your native talents. Art careers can make engaging jobs for disabled adults with mental illness.

 

  • Graphic Designer—$48,256
  • Artist—$40,532
  • Interior Designer—$56,462
  • Video Editor—$46,274
  • Musician—$40,000
  • Novelist/Writer—$55,420
  • Computer Animator—$61,000
  • Photographer—$32,068
  • Sound Engineer—$44,234
  • Actor—$35,310

 

Other Jobs for Mentally Ill People

 

Still not sparking any passions? Try finding employment for disabled people in this list:

 

  • Welding—$37,477
  • Plumber—$50,000
  • Massage Therapy—$41,729
  • Paralegal—$52,351
  • Biostatistician—$92,426
  • Entrepreneur—$57,360
  • Assistant Engineer—$69,296
  • Veterinary Assistant—$31,659
  • Farm Worker—$26,000
  • Mathematician—$76,988
  • Vehicle or Equipment Cleaner—$23,492
  • Carpenter—$40,000
  • Taper—$42,000
  • Animal Breeder—$44,650
  • Archivist—$46,795

 

Pro Tip: “Sorry, but you don’t have experience.” So—volunteer! Volunteering can deliver opportunities and real resume experience in short order.

 

Have you volunteered a lot? Want to use it to get jobs for people with disabilities? See our guide: How to List Volunteer Work on Your Resume

 

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73 Jobs for People with Learning Disabilities

 

Please don’t let this list of jobs for people with learning disabilities limit you. You can have any job you want.

 

My brother had severe dyslexia. He had a hard time reading, writing, and spelling, but he understood at a cellular level how things work.

 

He got an associate’s degree, and in a couple years he was an assistant engineer at a big factory.

 

His boss saw his native talent for machinery and systems. That was far more valuable than spelling skills.

 

The 73 jobs for people with disabilities below can get you started.

 

73 Jobs for People with Learning Disabilities

 

Counseling Jobs

 

Some with LD have high emotional intelligence. If that’s you, consider these three disability jobs.

 

  • Mental Health Counselor—$45,449
  • Addiction Counselor—$37,762
  • School Counselor—$50,615

 

Restaurant Jobs

 

Restaurants are great workplaces for jobs for disabled people. One eatery in Denver hired 40 disabled adults!

 

  • Waiter/Waitress/Server—$16,569
  • Fast Food Worker—$16,500
  • Chef—$54,443
  • Barista—$19,100
  • Line Cook—$25,821

 

Artistic Jobs

 

Got severe LD? Careers that use your left brain can make great jobs for the disabled.

 

  • Artist—$40,532
  • Photographer—$32,068
  • Interior Designer—$56,462
  • Camera Operator—$24,380
  • Sound Engineer—$44,234
  • Graphic Designer—$48,256
  • Motion Picture Director—$92,220
  • Video or Film Editor—$46,274
  • Actor—$35,310
  • Video or Film Producer—$91,100
  • Computer Animator—$61,000

 

Physical Labor

 

Just want to work the bod? Here are 10 disability employment picks:

 

  • Construction Worker—$27,250
  • Warehouse Worker—$28,979
  • Painter—$38,546
  • Truck Driver—$43,464
  • Heavy Equipment Operator—$42,060
  • Welding—$37,477
  • Physical Therapy Assistant—$31,994
  • Housekeeper—$23,109
  • Farm Worker—$26,000
  • Vehicle or Equipment Cleaner—$23,492

 

Healthcare Jobs

 

  • Physical Therapist—$69,464
  • CNA—$26,419
  • Physical Therapy Assistant—$31,994
  • Massage Therapy—$41,729

 

Retail/Sales Jobs

 

Got great interpersonal skills? Retail and sales offer interactive jobs for disabled adults with LD.

 

  • Retail Worker—$24,809
  • Store Manager—$50,465
  • Sales Representative—$39,300
  • Sales Manager—$66,111
  • Real Estate Broker—$72,500
  • Sales Associate—$24,809

 

Construction Jobs

 

  • Carpenter—$40,000
  • Taper—$42,000

 

Mechanical Jobs

 

  • Mechanic—$44,067
  • Assistant Engineer—$69,296

 

On-the-Phone Jobs

 

If you like talking on the phone, the jobs below might be the employment for disabled you’ve been looking for.

 

  • Call Center Worker—$25,000
  • Customer Service—$34,780
  • Telemarketer—$23,481
  • Telephone Operator—$22,360

 

Office Jobs

 

  • Office Assistant—$26,693
  • Receptionist—$28,729

 

Cosmetology Jobs

 

  • Beautician—$26,460
  • Hair Stylist—$21,333
  • Nail Technician—$22,150

 

Coding Jobs

 

People with learning disabilities often shine in coding jobs. Tech work creates high-paying jobs for disabled individuals.

 

  • UX Designer & UI Developer—$97,460
  • SQL Developer—$81,714
  • Web Designer—$56,143
  • Web Developer—$88,488
  • Help Desk Worker/Desktop Support—$43,835
  • Software Engineer—$104,463
  • DevOps Engineer—$138,378
  • Computer Programmer—$64,719

 

Jobs Working with Animals

 

  • Veterinary Assistant—$31,659
  • Animal Breeder—$44,650

 

Other Jobs for People with Learning Disabilities

 

  • Marketing Specialist—$50,390
  • Flight Attendant—$52,217
  • Personal Trainer—$33,120
  • Broadcast News Anchor—$83,300
  • Human Resources—$60,677
  • Scrum Master—$101,298
  • Event Planner—$49,070
  • Entrepreneur—$57,360
  • Plumber—$50,000
  • Security Guard—$27,510
  • Courier—$30,052

 

Pro Tip: Know how to interview. When hunting jobs for people with disabilities, focus on how you can help your new employer.

 

Afraid the interview will sink you? See our guide: 50+ Successful Interview Tips, Advice & Guidelines

 

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Government Jobs for Disabled Individuals

 

Are there really government jobs for disabled individuals?

 

Yes.

 

In 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order 13548.

 

It insists the government give hiring preference to the disabled.

 

It also sets up specific government programs to help you find disability jobs.

 

Here are a few resources to get jobs for the disabled in government:

 

Resources for Government Jobs for People with Disabilities

 

  • GoGovernment.org offers help finding jobs for the disabled.
  • The Workforce Recruitment Program links new graduates with disabilities to government jobs.
  • OPM.gov gives resources to find federal government disability jobs.
  • Find social security disability job openings with the Social Security Administration. They’ve got a government jobs for disabled individuals program.
  • USAJobs.gov is the government’s job search engine. They’re not specific disability jobs, but they do give preference to the disabled.
  • Use Google and Indeed to search “government jobs.” Both job search sites show tons of disability employment options in your area.

 

Pro Tip: Know the lingo for disability jobs in the federal government. How? Look through government job postings for relevant resume keywords.

 

Need a resume for jobs for people with disabilities? See our guide: How to Make a Resume for a Job: Writing Guide

 

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34 Jobs for People with Intellectual Disabilities

 

Autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome affect 6.5 million people in the U.S.

 

As recently as the 1980s, those millions were considered unemployable.

 

That attitude is changing. The intellectually disabled can work a wide array of jobs.

 

See the 35 jobs for people with intellectual disabilities below for inspiration.

 

Outdoor jobs, positions with a strong routine, or jobs with a creative work environment can fit the intellectually disabled.

 

34 Jobs for People with Intellectual Disabilities

 

Food Service Jobs

 

Can someone with an intellectual disability be a waitress? Sure. I worked with a high-functioning intellectually disabled server at a popular chain restaurant. She was a fun, friendly, and efficient waitress, and she made great tips.

 

  • Waiter/Waitress/Server—$16,569
  • Chef—$54,443
  • Fast Food Worker—$16,500
  • Barista—$19,100
  • Line Cook—$25,821
  • Cafeteria Worker—$12,960
  • Baking Assistant—$18,100

 

Artistic Jobs

 

Intellectually disabled doesn’t mean artistically disabled. Try these jobs for disabled people with intellectual disabilities:

 

  • Artist—$40,532
  • Photographer—$32,068

 

Physical Labor

 

Some with IDD do well in physical jobs. These jobs for the disabled fill the bill:

 

  • Farm Worker—$26,000
  • Housekeeper—$23,109
  • Custodian—$23,440
  • Fitness Center Assistant—$18,900

 

Computer Science Jobs

 

For those with Asperger’s syndrome, tech jobs make logical disability employment. Some with Asperger’s excel in IT jobs.

 

  • Computer Scientist—$109,075
  • SQL Developer—$81,714
  • Web Designer—$56,143
  • Web Developer—$88,488
  • Software Engineer—$104,463
  • Computer Programmer—$64,719

 

Desk Jobs

 

  • Office Assistant—$26,693
  • Web Designer—$56,143
  • Data Entry—$31,153
  • Office Clerk—$22,500

 

Other Jobs for People with Intellectual Disabilities

 

Here are 10 more disability jobs for those with IDD:

 

  • Painter—$38,546
  • Entrepreneur—$57,360
  • Courtesy Clerk—$13,10
  • Assembler—$30,080
  • Packager—$22,000
  • Meeter/Greeter—$19,100
  • Order Filler—$28,000
  • Sales Associate—$24,809
  • Supermarket Shelf Stocker—$20,000
  • Pet Sitter—$21,000
  • Parking Attendant—$30,660

 

Pro Tip: Don’t go it alone. Let friends, family, and mentors know you’re looking for a job. Don’t have any? Reach out to nonprofits and local agencies for free help.

 

You’ll need a cover letter to get most jobs for people with disabilities. See our guide: How to Write a Cover Letter in 8 Simple Steps

 

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69 Jobs for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People

 

Deaf people can feel isolated.

 

A job will pull you into a useful, passionate arena.

 

It'll change your world.

 

There are lots of jobs for deaf and hard of hearing people.

 

In fact, there’s a growing list of jobs for workers who are cut out of the verbal communication loop.

 

See the list of 67 jobs for people with disabilities below.

 

69 Jobs for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People

 

Marketing Jobs

 

  • Marketing Specialist—$50,390
  • Marketing Manager—$80,673
  • Graphic Designer—$48,256

 

Research Jobs

 

You don’t need ears to track down facts and figures. These computer careers make great jobs for disabled people with hearing trouble.

 

  • Researcher—$61,085
  • Research Assistant—$30,647

 

Accounting Jobs

 

  • Accountant—$55,202
  • Bookkeeper—$34,677

 

Analyst Jobs

 

Like numbers? Try the next four jobs for the disabled.

 

  • Data Analyst—$65,470
  • Business Analyst—$70,170
  • Financial Analyst—$63,829
  • Biostatistician—$92,426

 

Engineering Jobs

 

Engineering jobs for disabled adults work well for those with high IQs.

 

  • Engineer—$77,182
  • Mechanical Engineer—$73,016
  • Civil Engineer—$68,638
  • Electrical Engineer—$83,088

 

Computer Science Jobs

 

Tech jobs pay well and make great disability jobs for the deaf and hard of hearing.

 

  • Computer Scientist—$109,075
  • IT Professional—$85,460
  • UX Designer & UI Developer—$97,460
  • SQL Developer—$81,714
  • Web Designer—$56,143
  • Web Developer—$88,488
  • Help Desk Worker/Desktop Support—$43,835
  • Software Engineer—$104,463
  • Computer Programmer—$64,719
  • Network Administrator—$61,474

 

Artistic Jobs

 

If you’re more left-brain oriented, try these disability employment alternatives:

 

  • Graphic Designer—$48,256
  • Movie Producer—$91,100
  • Artist—$40,532
  • Drafter—$44,956
  • Interior Designer—$56,462
  • Playwright—$38,000
  • Novelist/Writer—$55,420
  • Photographer—$32,068

 

Cosmetology Jobs

 

  • Beautician—$26,460
  • Hair Stylist—$21,333
  • Nail Technician—$22,150

 

Writing Jobs

 

  • Journalist—$45,925
  • Copy Editor—$45,506
  • Technical Writer—$70,240

 

Science Jobs

 

Love science? These STEM jobs make good employment for disabled people with a scientific bent.

 

  • Political Scientist—$115,110
  • Chemist—$55,226
  • Conservation Scientist—$59,500
  • Sociologist—$73,760
  • Biologist—$49,547
  • Geologist—$61,337
  • Physicist—$102,798
  • Astronomer—$110,980
  • Atmospheric Scientist—$89,820

 

Medical Jobs

 

  • Pharmacy Assistant—$30,150
  • Medical Laboratory Tech—$40,000

 

Construction Jobs

 

  • Carpenter—$40,000
  • Taper—$42,000

 

Physical Labor

 

  • Vehicle or Equipment Cleaner—$23,492
  • Housekeeper—$23,109

 

Desk Jobs

 

Here are nine cushy desk jobs for disabled people who can’t hear.

 

  • Credit Authorizer—$34,600
  • File Clerk—$30,131
  • Actuary—$107,598
  • Paralegal—$52,351
  • Office Clerk—$22,500
  • Administrative Assistant—$41,045
  • Drafter—$44,956
  • Credit Authorizer—$34,600
  • Benefits Manager—$80,000
  • Archivist—$46,795

 

Other Jobs for People with Hearing Disabilities

 

  • Entrepreneur—$57,360
  • Plumber—$50,000
  • Electrician—$52,621
  • Animal Breeder—$44,650
  • Merchandiser—$63,657

 

Super Bowl champion Derrick Coleman has been deaf since age three. In middle school, the other children called him “four ears” because of his bulky hearing aids. These days, most just call him “sir.”

 

Pro Tip: Looking for work-from-home jobs for people with disabilities? Programming jobs pay great and don’t take years of training. Coding bootcamps make the learning easy.

 

Already got experience, but not in the job you want? Use the combination resume format to focus on transferable achievements. See our guide: Combination Resume Template

 

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45 Careers for the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

Please don’t read this list of jobs for the blind and think, “These are my choices.”

 

You can get any job you want.

 

In some cases your road will be tough. You’ll face more hurdles than a sighted person. But don’t let that stop you.

 

Most jobs today need brains, logic, interpersonal skills, and work ethic. Nowhere have I mentioned eyesight. That’s a tool, but technology has given us great substitutes.

 

The list of jobs for people with disabilities below can make your life a little easier.

 

45 Careers for the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

Research Jobs

 

Enjoy digging into facts and figures? Try these two jobs for the disabled.

 

  • Researcher—$61,085
  • Research Assistant—$30,647

 

Accounting Jobs

 

  • Accountant—$55,202
  • Bookkeeper—$34,677

 

Counseling Jobs

 

You certainly don’t need eyesight to see within. Here are three solid jobs for disabled people with impaired vision.

 

  • Mental Health Counselor—$45,449
  • Addiction Counselor—$37,762
  • School Counselor—$50,615

 

On-the-Phone Jobs

 

  • Call Center Worker—$25,000
  • Customer Service—$34,780

 

Legal Jobs

 

Yes, there are blind lawyers. Don’t rule out these disability jobs.

 

  • Attorney—$113,749
  • Paralegal—$52,351

 

Analyst Jobs

 

Work your right brain with these disability employment choices:

 

  • Data Analyst—$65,470
  • Business Analyst—$70,170
  • Financial Analyst—$63,829

 

Computer Scientist—$109,075 Jobs

 

Yep, blind people can get programming jobs.

 

According to a 2017 survey of 64,000 developers, about 1% of all programmers are blind. Only ½% of all people are blind. That means there are more blind people in the programming industry than the average career.

 

See what Lucas Radaelli, blind Google programmer, says about programming jobs for people with disabilities.

 

  • Computer Scientist—$109,075
  • SQL Developer—$81,714
  • Help Desk Worker/Desktop Support—$43,835
  • Software Engineer—$104,463
  • Computer Programmer—$64,719

 

Artistic Jobs

 

  • Playwright—$38,000
  • Musician—$40,000
  • Novelist/Writer—$55,420
  • Audio Recording Engineer—$44,234
  • Music Producer—$62,000

 

On-the-Phone Jobs

 

If you can talk on the phone, look for employment for disabled people in this list:

 

  • Telemarketer—$23,481
  • Telephone Operator—$22,360
  • Call Center Worker—$25,000

 

Writing Jobs

 

  • Journalist—$45,925
  • Copy Editor—$45,506

 

Science Jobs

 

Love science? Try these jobs for disabled adults with STEM skills:

 

  • Political Scientist—$115,110
  • Chemist—$55,226
  • Conservation Scientist—$59,500
  • Sociologist—$73,760
  • Biologist—$49,547
  • Physicist—$102,798
  • Mathematician—$76,988

 

Teaching Jobs

 

  • Tutor—$26,019
  • Mentor—$26,300
  • Teacher—$45,483
  • Teaching Assistant—$36,593
  • Substitute Teacher—$31,116

 

Other Careers for the Blind or Visually Impaired

 

  • Benefits Manager—$80,000
  • Credit Counselor—$35,060
  • Actuary—$107,598
  • Entrepreneur—$57,360

 

Ollie Cantos is blind. He’s also a lawyer, Justice Department Official, former White House staffer, and the father of triplets. His boys are also blind—and Eagle Scouts. They’re pursuing careers as diverse as real estate investment and law.

 

Pro Tip: National Industries for the Blind has a “CareersWithVision” page. It helps with careers for the blind and visually impaired. It lists about 200 disability jobs for the blind.

 

Not sure what achievements to show on a resume for jobs for people with disabilities? See our guide: Achievements to Put on a Resume - Complete Guide

 

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82 Jobs for Disabled People with Speech Impairments

 

A speech impediment can affect your whole life.

 

For someone with a serious speech impediment, the thought of talking to clients, co-workers, or a boss can cause night sweats.

 

Thankfully, dozens of jobs let you work in silence.

 

The list of 82 jobs for people with disabilities below unlocks a ton of options.

 

82 Jobs for Disabled People with Speech Impairments

 

Research Jobs

 

Numbers, facts, and figures don’t care if you stutter. The first 12 jobs for the disabled work your left brain skills.

 

  • Researcher—$61,085
  • Research Assistant—$30,647

 

Accounting Jobs

 

  • Accountant—$55,202
  • Bookkeeper—$34,677

 

Analyst Jobs

 

Do you like turning details into bigger pictures? These jobs make pithy disability employment:

 

  • Data Analyst—$65,470
  • Business Analyst—$70,170
  • Financial Analyst—$63,829
  • Biostatistician—$92,426

 

Engineering Jobs

 

  • Engineer—$77,182
  • Mechanical Engineer—$73,016
  • Civil Engineer—$68,638
  • Electrical Engineer—$83,088

 

Artistic Jobs

 

Got an artistic flair? Look for employment for disabled people in this list:

 

  • Graphic Designer—$48,256
  • Artist—$40,532
  • Interior Designer—$56,462
  • Video Editor—$46,274
  • Video or Film Producer—$91,100
  • Playwright—$38,000
  • Musician—$40,000
  • Novelist/Writer—$55,420
  • Computer Animator—$61,000
  • Photographer—$32,068
  • Camera Operator—$24,380
  • Sound Engineer—$44,234

 

Computer Science Jobs

 

Earn big and work your tech skills. Here are 10 jobs for disabled adults who know their way around a try/fail block:

 

  • Computer Scientist—$109,075
  • IT Professional—$85,460
  • UX Designer & UI Developer—$97,460
  • SQL Developer—$81,714
  • Web Designer—$56,143
  • Web Developer—$88,488
  • Help Desk Worker/Desktop Support—$43,835
  • Software Engineer—$104,463
  • Data Entry—$31,153
  • Computer Programmer—$64,719

 

Writing Jobs

 

They laugh when I talk—but not when I write. Writing offers respected disability jobs for those with speech impairments.

 

  • Journalist—$45,925
  • Copy Editor—$45,506

 

Cosmetology Jobs

 

  • Beautician—$26,460
  • Hair Stylist—$21,333
  • Nail Technician—$22,150

 

Restaurant Jobs

 

  • Chef—$54,443
  • Fast Food Worker—$16,500
  • Line Cook—$25,821

 

Physical Labor

 

Speech-impaired and want to use your body? Let these jobs for disabled people get you out and moving.

 

  • Warehouse Worker—$28,979
  • Painter—$38,546
  • Truck Driver—$43,464
  • Heavy Equipment Operator—$42,060
  • Welding—$37,477
  • Physical Therapy Assistant—$31,994
  • Landscaping Worker
  • Housekeeper—$23,109
  • Farm Worker—$26,000
  • Vehicle or Equipment Cleaner—$23,492

 

Mechanical Jobs

 

  • Mechanic—$44,067
  • Assistant Engineer—$69,296

 

Science Jobs

 

  • Political Scientist—$115,110
  • Chemist—$55,226
  • Conservation Scientist—$59,500
  • Sociologist—$73,760
  • Biologist—$49,547
  • Physicist—$102,798
  • Mathematician—$76,988

 

Healthcare Jobs

 

The employment for disabled people in this list doesn’t need strong verbal skills.

 

  • Orderly—$32,790
  • Pharmacy Assistant—$30,150
  • CNA—$26,419

 

Construction Jobs

 

  • Carpenter—$40,000
  • Taper—$42,000
  • Construction Worker—$27,250

 

Desk Jobs

 

Here are five more jobs for disabled adults that don’t demand the blab:

 

  • Actuary—$107,598
  • Architect—$74,648
  • Paralegal—$52,351
  • Office Clerk—$22,500
  • Drafter—$44,956

 

Other Jobs for People with Speech Impediments

 

  • Electrician—$52,621
  • Entrepreneur—$57,360
  • Plumber—$50,000
  • Broadcast Technician—$43,312
  • Machinery Operator—$38,751
  • Security Guard—$27,510
  • Music Producer—$62,000
  • Courier—$30,052
  • Animal Breeder—$44,650
  • Archivist—$46,795

 

Pro Tip: Content marketing offers great jobs for people with disabilities. You hardly have to talk, and higher-level openings pay well.

 

Skills matter when it comes to resumes for disability jobs—or any job. See our guide: 30+ Best Examples of What Skills to Put on a Resume

 

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49 Jobs for People with Anxiety Disorder Disabilities

 

Anxiety is exhausting. You feel like a baby rabbit in a world of eagles. Are you dying?

 

It’s humiliating.

 

The best jobs for people with disabilities who are anxious? Anything that avoids direct contact with the public.

 

Run from call center jobs like the plague.

 

Instead, see the list of anxiety disability jobs below.

 

49 Jobs for People with Anxiety Disorder Disabilities

 

Research Jobs

 

If uncovering the truth soothes you, try these disability employment options:

 

  • Researcher—$61,085
  • Research Assistant—$30,647

 

Accounting Jobs

 

  • Accountant—$55,202
  • Bookkeeper—$34,677

 

Analyst Jobs

 

Do you find numbers calming? Consider these number-crunchy jobs for disabled individuals.

 

  • Data Analyst—$65,470
  • Business Analyst—$70,170
  • Financial Analyst—$63,829
  • Biostatistician—$92,426

 

Engineering Jobs

 

  • Engineer—$77,182
  • Mechanical Engineer—$73,016
  • Civil Engineer—$68,638
  • Electrical Engineer—$83,088

 

Computer Science Jobs

 

You can do most Computer science and IT jobs from a desk. In many cases these are also great work-from-home jobs.

 

CS is a growing field, and many of the jobs pay very well. All in all, these make some of the best jobs for disabled people.

 

  • Computer Scientist—$109,075
  • IT Professional—$85,460
  • UX Designer & UI Developer—$97,460
  • SQL Developer—$81,714
  • Web Designer—$56,143
  • Web Developer—$88,488
  • Help Desk Worker/Desktop Support—$43,835
  • Software Engineer—$104,463
  • Data Entry—$31,153
  • DevOps Engineer—$138,378
  • Computer Programmer—$64,719

 

Artistic Jobs

 

Some left-brain careers make reassuring jobs for disabled adults:

 

  • Graphic Designer—$48,256
  • Artist—$40,532
  • Video Editor—$46,274
  • Video or Film Producer—$91,100
  • Playwright—$38,000
  • Musician—$40,000
  • Novelist/Writer—$55,420
  • Photographer—$32,068
  • Sound Engineer—$44,234

 

Restaurant Jobs

 

Some with anxiety disorders actually thrive in fast-paced jobs. If that’s you, try one of these food service jobs for the disabled.

 

  • Fast Food Worker—$16,500
  • Chef—$54,443
  • Barista—$19,100
  • Line Cook—$25,821

 

Construction Jobs

 

  • Taper—$42,000
  • Heavy Equipment Operator—$42,060
  • Vehicle or Equipment Cleaner—$23,492
  • Taper—$42,000

 

Desk Jobs

 

  • Archivist—$46,795
  • Actuary—$107,598
  • Drafter—$44,956
  • Archivist—$46,795

 

Jobs with Animals

 

Love animals? Pick employment for disabled people from the jobs below:

 

  • Veterinary Assistant—$31,659
  • Farm Worker—$26,000
  • Animal Breeder—$44,650

 

Other Jobs for People with Anxiety Disorder

 

  • Plumber—$50,000
  • Human Resources—$60,677

 

Pro Tip: Have you considered working with people? It won’t be easy, but some with anxiety actually do better in high-contact jobs.

 

Why should they hire you? You’ll face that question in the interview. Be ready with our guide: "Why Should We Hire You?" Best Answers

 

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Disability Jobsites

 

Finding jobs for people with disabilities can be like hunting a needle in a pile of other needles.

 

Luckily, there are plenty of websites that help find disability jobs.

 

Here’s an eye-opener:

 

The best are actually the top 3 job search websites:

 

  • Indeed. The best job site to find jobs employment for disabled persons or anyone.
  • Glassdoor. This site shows salary info too.
  • LinkedIn. Build your network as you hunt for disability employment.

 

Just plug any job title in this article into one of those three sites.

 

A word of warning—

 

If you search “jobs for individuals with disabilities” on the sites above, you’ll get jobs working with people with disabilities.

 

Just search job titles that interest you.

 

Want a big surprise?

 

Google even works. Just type in a job title + “jobs” in the search box. Good old Google will churn out a long list of suitable openings near you.

 

Other Resources to Help Find Jobs for Disabled Adults Near You

 

Here are a few organizations that help people with disabilities find work:

 

  • abilityJOBS. A dedicated disability jobsite and agency for persons with disabilities.
  • USAJobs. Hunting government jobs for people with disabilities? This site lists federal jobs. All U.S. government jobs welcome disabled applicants.
  • DisabledPerson.com is a job search website just for the disabled.
  • GettingHired.com is another job website that lists jobs for people with disabilities.
  • WORKink is created by the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) to help Canadians with disabilities find meaningful employment.
  • Disability Job Exchange aims to locate the perfect match between dedicated disabled workers and employers.

 

Pro Tip: There are lots of job websites out there. Keep your hunt for jobs for the disabled simple. Limit your search to one or two.

 

Did you know 87% of hiring managers use LinkedIn when they’re hiring? It pays to get your LinkedIn profile shipshape. See our guide: How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Summary & Profile To Get Jobs

 

Key Takeaway

 

Here’s a recap of our big list of 150+ jobs for people with disabilities:

 

  • We’ve got lists of disability employment to fit your disability. Above, see jobs for physically disabled people, jobs for people with ADD, and 10 more categories.
  • Look for government jobs for disabled individuals. It’s illegal for employers to discriminate. But government positions actually need to hire people with disabilities.
  • Don’t let your disability limit you. The lists of disability employment in this guide will make things easier. But just because you don’t see a job on the list, that doesn’t rule it out. Trust your passions.
  • Use job search sites to find jobs. Find a job title you like. Then use the disability jobsites in this article to track down openings near you.

 

Do you have questions on how to find the best jobs for people with disabilities? Not sure how to get an employer to take you seriously? Give us a shout in the comments! We’d be happy to reply.

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Tom Gerencer is a full-time writer in the fields of personal finance and careers. He's been sharing expert advice on all stages of the recruitment process at the Zety career website for more than two years.