People with physical disabilities have considerations beyond finding the right job. An accommodating work environment for special needs is essential, as well as a job that can be performed with limited mobility. It’s also important to analyze the duties of the job to be certain they can be handled well. And for many, work-at-home opportunities are the best option.
There are good jobs out there, but read on to learn about a few you may want to consider.
Customer Care Phone Representative: Many companies are realizing the benefit of work-at-home employees for phone center positions for space efficiency and other cost concerns. Good verbal and written communication skills, and an attention to detail, could make this a great choice.
Website designer: If you are trained in Web design, many small businesses seek out freelancers to set up their Web pages to avoid paying design firms hefty fees for the same work.
Medical transcriptionist: In this job you listen to dictated recordings and transcribe them into medical reports and other administrative material. One to two years of training are required, but numerous certification curricula are available.
Writer/editor: Independent freelancers can find writing, blogging, and copy editing jobs listed online, with many options based on your area of interest or expertise.
Virtual juror: Attorneys often need virtual jurors to listen to their arguments before going to court to determine the viability of their cases. You can sign up online through e-jury sites and get paid per case.
There are also a number of organizations that strive to help disabled persons find employment including:
- What Can You Do? The Campaign for Disability Employment
- American Association For People With Disablities
- Entry Point!
- Lift, Inc.
- Pride Industries
- Rehabilitation Opportunities, Inc.
- National Telecommuting Institute (NTI)
If the job you choose requires you to commute, Van Products can help you find the right mobility vehicle to get you where to need to go. Give us a call today.