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What Are the Best Jobs for People With Disabilities?

Are you on the hunt for a new career that accommodates professionals with disabilities? Discover the best jobs for people with disabilities in 2020.



49 million people in the United States live with a disability. That is a significant portion of the population.

Unfortunately, for some people, disability can be a barrier to gaining entry into the workforce. Sadly many individuals may have a disability that stops them from being able to work altogether. If that is the case, then you may be entitled to some form of disability benefits, and you read more here if you think that you might be eligible. However, by choosing jobs that are disability-friendly, disabled people can still live a very productive life.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the best jobs for people with disabilities, as well as how to craft an excellent cover letter to make yourself shine in the applicant pool

Applying for a Job with a Disability

If you have a disability, you may feel as though there are so many barriers to entry, you feel turned off by the very idea of applying. But, it is important to remember that you have awesome skillsets that are unique to you. Always play them up when you apply to jobs so that people know that you are ready, willing and able to complete the task at hand.

If you’re unsure how to create a resume or cover letter that smashes it out of the park, you can use Adobe Spark cover letter templates to make it look professional.


Being a writer is the perfect job for someone with a disability. You can choose to work alone, or to work for someone else. Many writers do a combination of these two.

In today’s world, you no longer need a publisher to succeed at becoming a best selling author. If you’ve got a good idea and a working computer, you can become a best-seller via self-publishing and build up a core audience.

It does take a little bit of work, but once you get there, you can create some serious revenue streams.

Working as an Influencer

Although some people abhor the term influencer, we have to accept that the idea has made its way into our cultural identity, and influencers are here to stay. That doesn’t mean that you have to be exceptionally good looking and do amazing makeup. Instead, you should work with what you know. If you have an eye for a particular hobby, there will be people attracted to that.

Or, you can always discuss your disability and how it affects your life. There is already a built-in audience of people who have similar health issues as you, and you’ll be able to inspire them.

Finding Jobs for People with Disabilities

Finding the right fit for you can take a while, but once you do, you’ll most definitely soar.

Jobs for people with disabilities can be almost anything you set your mind to. Before you begin looking for a job, be honest about your abilities and disabilities with yourself. This way, you’ll be able to find a job that can actually work around your abilities so that you won’t find yourself in a position where you’ve taken on more than you can chew.

Browse the rest of our website for even more on living and working with a disability.

Stephen enjoys writing - not fiction, but reviews. He discovered this the hard way, when he was increasingly frustrated with the quality (or lack thereof) in his creative writing; so he turned to what got him by in school: non-fictional essays. Except this time, nobody is grading them. Excellent. Stephen works in radio full-time, but in his spare time enjoys watching movies, reading books, and podcasting. You can follow him on Twitter, @stephen_g.

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