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08/21/2023 “Best Jobs for the Disabled Community Part 3” By Kaylee McGrath

Featuring: Hearing Impairment

Opening Statement:

Hearing impairments range in several forms, from mild hearing loss to total deafness. Like the visually impaired, individuals with hearing disabilities tend to rely on their remaining senses to gather and process information. While some jobs are not suited for those with hearing loss, there are plenty of other employment opportunities for talented people with hearing impairments. The positive news is… most of the occupations I found and listed below, pay very well.

Listed below are career opportunities that could be a great choice for the hearing impaired:

1. Marketing Specialist

The average marketing specialist in the United States earns roughly $50,000 a year. Though, many earn much more than that. More importantly, this can be a great role for hearing-impaired workers who enjoy the creative side of business.

2. Graphic Designer

Speaking of creativity, how about a job as a graphic designer? The salaries for this job vary wildly from state to state, but the national average is reportedly around $50,000 per year.

3. Bookkeeper

A job as a bookkeeper can be ideal for the hearing impaired who are content to work with data each day. People in this industry can expect to earn about or above $40,000 per year.

4. Data Analyst

Estimates for the annual salary for data analysts range from around $60,000 and sometimes over $80,000 per year, depending on which source you rely on for your information. Again, this is a great data focused job for anyone with a hearing disability.

5. Engineering

By some estimates, the average salary for an engineer is somewhere around $88,000 a year. Different types of engineering degrees will of course yield different compensation.

6. Software Developer

According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a software developer is about $85,000. This is also, a growing field, as software-based systems are in high demand throughout society.

7. Beautician Or Stylist

Beauticians and stylists have an annual average pay of about or above $37,000 a year. These jobs can be ideal for people with limited or no hearing ability.

8. Copy Editor

Estimates vary when it comes to the average pay for copy editors, with a low average of about $45,000 a year and a higher salary expectation of more than $70,000.

9. Lab Technician

The average national base salary for lab technicians is more than $62,000 per year. This science-based job requires brains and careful attention to detail, making it a good fit for many hearing-impaired workers.

10. Computer Repair

On average, computer repair experts can expect to earn about $30 an hour. And because it is another job where you work with your hands, hearing disabilities pose no real obstacle.

Closing Statement:

In a perfect world, having a disability should not present a barrier to prevent anyone from working, finding a suitable career, or even performing valuable volunteer work to keep you and your mind active. Volunteer work will also be a helpful way to connect with your community, give back to the community, and down the line show what you can do to future potential employers (along with a few reference letters). The government should take notice and appreciate the time that you give back, just make sure you do your part to have the government notice your efforts. There are millions of Americans that have some type of disability, but those impairments do not mean they can no longer contribute to society. Unfortunately, society often forgets to include the disabled community in conversations about the future of work. As a result, too little attention is paid to people with disabilities and their unique employment needs. Additionally, in an ever-evolving economy, disabled employees can struggle to keep up with change and find the job they want to succeed, and to become financially independent.

Source of Information: Various Google Searches

Until Next Week, Stay Safe and Well!

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