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What are some good types of jobs for people with ADHD?

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If you have ADHD, go for jobs that play to your strengths. You can:

1. Aim for originality. Research shows that people with ADHD are often creative.

2. Work for yourself. Risk taking and independence are common traits among those with ADHD. But consider taking on a partner if paperwork and organization aren’t your strong suit.

3. Go at a fast pace. Pick a job that changes every day that keeps you engaged.

4. Stay social. Consider a career based on relationships, such as working with clients or students.

From: Best Jobs for People With ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Linda Walker, ADHD coach; workplace committee chairwoman, Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

Robin Wright, career and ADHD coach.

Ned Hallowell, MD, founder, The Hallowell Centers; author, . Driven to Distraction at Work

Mayo Clinic: “Adult ADHD.”

Personality and Individual Differences : “Creative Style and Achievement in Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Research in Developmental Disabilities : “Hyperfocusing as a Dimension of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.”

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Workplace issues.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 28, 2017

SOURCES:

Linda Walker, ADHD coach; workplace committee chairwoman, Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

Robin Wright, career and ADHD coach.

Ned Hallowell, MD, founder, The Hallowell Centers; author, . Driven to Distraction at Work

Mayo Clinic: “Adult ADHD.”

Personality and Individual Differences : “Creative Style and Achievement in Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Research in Developmental Disabilities : “Hyperfocusing as a Dimension of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.”

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Workplace issues.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 28, 2017

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