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Choosing the Right Careers for ADHD


A number of jobs for people with ADHD are surprisingly abundant. A lot of times ADHD is associated with a negative stereotype, but in reality, it is a sign that you possess invaluable attributes such as:

  • Compassion
  • The ability to multitask
  • Extremely creative
  • Amazing problem-solving abilities
  • High energy
  • Adaptable to any situation
  • Resilience

When trying to decide on what career is right for you there are a few questions that you should ask yourself before you do anything else such as:

  • What is it that you do best?
  • What is it that you like to do?
  • Is there anything that you wish you were better at? If so what?
  • What are your greatest strengths?
  • What do you need to work on?

After you have figured all of this out you will be ready to pursue the best possible career that fits well with the attributes that ADHD has bestowed upon you. Here is a list of potential careers that might be just what you were looking for:

1. Teacher
Many adults with ADHD find satisfaction with careers that allow them to work with children. You will be able to share your knowledge of a wide array of subjects, sparking their imaginations and helping to shape the future of the world. You will constantly be on your feet so all of your extra energy will serve you well if you take this career path.

2. Journalist
Working as a journalist could best be described as lively, imaginative, and interesting. If you choose to work in this field, know that every day will bring something new. Journalism is one of the most ADHD friendly jobs available because the work is exciting, creative, and rewarding.

3. Chef
One of the best careers for people with ADHD has to be working as a Chef. You will be able to use your natural talents to create some of the most delicious dishes that you can possibly imagine. Working in a kitchen is filled with bouts of ups and downs, a rush can hit at any moment and that is when those surges of energy will best be put to use.

4. Beauty Therpahist 
Being a cosmetologist can be a very rewarding job for people with ADHD as it presents you with the abilities to be creative and socialise. Your appointments will not last long, you will find yourself very busy, spending most of your time on your feet. You will devote anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours with your clients as you help them to achieve the look that they desire, giving you a creative outlet for your ADHD.

5. Small Business Owner
Starting your own business will suit the strengths of your ADHD well, the hours are flexible and as the owner of the business, you are your own boss. You will be able to focus on what you are truly passionate about allowing you to have a fulfilling career.

6. Car Mechanic
Becoming an auto mechanic is an amazing career for someone with ADHD as it will often present you will a variety of challenges that change from day to day. There is a lot of problem-solving involved, and you will be working with your hands, using both technology and manual tools. You will also have the added benefit of interaction with the customers whose vehicles you are working on, as well as other mechanics and workers in your shop.

Your possibilities are limitless.

There is no one shoe fits all solution to find the perfect adult ADHD career. Recognising your strengths and finding your passion where you thrive is the best key for you to realise the job that suits you. Remember that ADHD is an extraordinary gift that lets you do more and achieve more.

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We have been diagnosing and treating people with ADHD since 2009.


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