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What are the best jobs for people with ADHD?

2022 01 05 084002A recent article published in Medical News Today reviews the best jobs for people with ADHD.

“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) comes with numerous characteristics that may make some jobs more suitable for individuals than others. For example, people with the condition could seek out high energy, creative, and flexible roles. There are many career paths they could follow, but suitable examples of jobs may include entrepreneurs, police officers, and teachers.”

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The article also reviews the benefits that ADHD sometimes provides:

  • enhanced creativity and innovation
  • higher levels of empathy
  • superior problem-solving abilities
  • excellent social skills
  • being exceptionally productive when feeling stimulated

The authors attempt to match job characteristics that are best suited for people with ADHD; “…some characteristics of ADHD could make them the perfect hire in a position that would benefit from their unique attributes.”

These attributes include jobs that require:

  • High energy -- Teacher or daycare worker
  • Creativity – Entrepreneur, Journalism
  • Crisis management -- Police officer, firefighter, or emergency dispatcher
  • Caring -- Social worker, therapist, or guidance counselor, social carer

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Jobs for people with ADHD

People with ADHD can be a huge asset to employers. The following are some more specific examples of careers in which individuals with ADHD may excel due to the traits of the condition:

Social worker, therapist, or guidance counselor, social carer
Police officer, firefighter, or emergency dispatcher
Teacher or daycare worker
Entrepreneur
Journalist

To read the full article, click here.