09/04/2023 “Best Jobs for the Disabled Community Part 4” By Kaylee McGrath
Updated: Sep 6
Featuring: Mobility Impairment
If you suffer from some form of physical limitation due to a disease or injury, there is a good chance that your mobility might be impaired. Mobility impairments can come in many forms, ranging from walking problems to partial or even total paralysis in certain areas of the body. Certainly, those types of physical disabilities might prevent you from engaging in various forms of manual labor. Fortunately, there are many well-paying jobs that require very little physical movement.
Here Are Ten Careers Possibilities That May Be Just What You’re Looking For:
1. Accounting: The median salary for an accountant is roughly $70,000, so this can be a good-paying desk job that is ideal for anyone with mobility impairments. Similar jobs like auditors can offer the same type of compensation and accommodations for people with disabilities.
2. Customer Service: Customer service representatives earn an average salary of about $35,000 per year. However, this is another job that can be well-suited for anyone who cannot spend a lot of time moving around. Depending on where you choose to work, there may even be advancement opportunities that could lead to better-paying roles.
3. Bank Teller: The average salary for a bank teller is more than $35,000 per year, but the job can provide an opportunity for disabled individuals to spend more time in public interacting with others. Larger banks may even offer significantly higher compensation, depending on the location.
4. Human Resources: Roles in human resources vary, depending on the job. An HR assistant can earn more than $40,000 per year, while specialists can make as much as $60,000. Human resource managers can expect significantly higher pay, with some earning in excess of $100,000.
5. Pharmacist Jobs: Pharmacy assistants can expect to earn an average wage of more than $18 per hour, which can translate into more than $37,000 a year. Pharmacists make far more, with an average salary that can reach six figures.
6. IT Professional: Depending on their certifications, an IT professional could earn anywhere from $50,000 to more than $90,000. In other words, the more effort you put into upgrading your skills and obtaining certifications, the better.
7. Web Designer: According to Glassdoor, the average U.S. web designer earns more than $60,000 a year. If you have a creative streak, this desk job could be the ideal solution for your employment needs.
8. Counselor: There are many different types of counseling roles, ranging from therapists that can earn in excess of over $25 per hour to mental health and school counselors whose salaries can be anywhere from $50,000 to $90,000 per year.
9. Administrative Assistant: This job has a base starting salary between $36,000 and $48,000. These jobs are usually well suited for people with disabilities as well and can often offer opportunities for advancement.
10. Marketing Professional: Marketing specialists can earn as much as $73,000 per year, while managers can expect to receive salaries well into the six-figure range. Since these jobs tend to require mental skills rather than physical mobility, they can offer tremendous opportunities for anyone with a physical disability.
My suggestion is, when seeking some of the above careers, make sure you provide any job accommodations or office setting modifications you may need to management and human resources. It is more important than ever for disabled Americans to understand the job market and the various opportunities that are out there for them. Additionally, it is vital for company leaders and human resources to educate all employees on disabled workers and the laws that protect all employees on discrimination and various biases.
Source of Information: Various Google Searches
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