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What do I need to know about jobs for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

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Having adult ADHD means your strengths and weaknesses may differ from those of other people. It might be harder for you to stay focused and organized or to finish tasks on time. This can create challenges for you at work.

But some jobs can be a better match for your ADHD. The key is to pick a career that makes the best use of your skills and where your challenges won’t create major issues.

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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