08/07/2023 “Best Jobs for the Disabled Community Part 2” By Kaylee McGrath
Featuring: Visual Impairment
Visual impairments can present a unique set of challenges to the employee, but that doesn’t mean there are no jobs for those with restricted vision. Today’s jobs require more than sight, and often require other more vital talents, e.g., logic, brain power, and the ability to manage interpersonal relations. In addition, there are tools available to help the visually impaired interact with the technology that is so vital in many of the world’s most common jobs. Employers should value not only all their employees but realize the capabilities of those who are disabled that could and will bring success to all concerned.
These ten job options can serve as a starting point for any visually disabled person to find their career path.
1. Computer Programmer
The average salary for computer programmers in the U.S. is more than $66,000 per year. With the “correct tools” and knowledge, this brainy job can be a perfect option for the visually impaired.
2. Call Center Sales
On average, call center reps earn over $35,000 a year. While the pay may be on the lower end of the compensation scale, the job does provide a suitable environment for anyone with a sight impairment.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual earnings for writers is nearly $70,000. Fortunately, speech-to-text software and other tools can enable anyone with a visual impairment to translate their written communication abilities into real money.
4. Tutoring Or Teaching
Teaching and tutoring require knowledge, so these jobs should be viable options for anyone with visual limitations. Tutors earn an average of more than $20 per hour, while the average U.S. teacher salary is estimated to be in excess of over $57,000.
5. Credit Counselor
Credit counselors earn a median salary of more than $40,000 a year. The job is another knowledge-based profession that can allow the visually impaired to use their interpersonal skills to help others improve or repair their credit and make sound financial decisions.
6. Benefits Advisor
The average salary for a benefits advisor is somewhere around $61,000, according to Indeed.com. The actual salary range is broad, however, with low earnings reported at just under $50,000 and higher-end salaries reaching well above the average.
7. Financial Analyst
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median salary for financial analysts is slightly more than $81,000 per year. The highest salaries for that position are reportedly earned by people who work for companies with more than 50 employees.
8. Paralegal or Attorney
Obviously, jobs in the legal profession are well compensated. Paralegals have an average annual salary of more than $56,000, while lawyers have a national average salary of more than $144,000.
9. School Counselor
School counselors are among the best-paid counselors in the nation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate for a school counselor’s average salary is $56,000, but many earn much more than that in some of the larger and more well-funded school districts across the nation.
10. Research Assistant
Estimates for the annual salary for research assistants suggest that the average annual salary is somewhere around $40,000. Depending on the type of research and your employer, you could make much more than that. For example, some clinical research assistants can earn more than double that amount.
Despite many challenges, having a disability shouldn’t stand in the way of anyone’s career dreams. There are suitable jobs out there for just about everyone who wants to work, regardless of their impairments. The key is to help the disabled identify their best job options so that they can more effectively locate and secure the employment they need and can do well at.
Source of Information: Various Google Searches
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