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Best Jobs for Those With ADHD

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Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, can be very difficult to live with at times, making it very difficult to concentrate and get work done. Needless to say this can have a harmful impact on one's career and decrease productivity. That being said, there are some jobs out there that can actually help with the symptoms of ADHD, making a career and work life much more enjoyable and productive. Approximately 5% of the population has ADHD,  so what are those jobs that can actually help?

Teaching/ Childcare

If you've ever been around kids, you know that they run at about a million miles a minute. Now this sounds like it would be contradicting, like it would actually make ADHD symptoms seem worse, but it is actually the opposite. Since those with ADHD are typically creative and can multitask like crazy, working with kids will keep individuals on their toes and ready for the next task. Furthermore, being able to empathize with children who have ADHD will make you a better teacher and more patient.

Journalism/ Editing

Journalism and reporting is a very fast paced, ever changing career. Stories are breaking left and right, they're developing and changing, and there always needs to be something written on the matter. Whether you are interested in investigative journalism or sports journalism, this career path leaves little room for boredom and can help keep those with ADHD on task and focused on the news. 

Culinary Arts

Culinary arts and being a chef is a very task oriented career path. Multiple orders a day, little jobs to complete every hour. This profession leaves little free time to get off track and get into a slump. Furthermore, chef's get to put their own twist and creativity on the dishes that they prepare, perhaps even creating a menu from scratch. 


The beauty and cosmetics industry is always in need of cosmetologists. Hair dressers, nail artists, makeup artists and anything of the sort see multiple clients a day, get to use their creative skills and get to socialize daily with many different people. Another very task oriented career path that provides and avenue for creativity. 

Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency medical responders have to be very quick on their feet and be ready to make split second decisions at the drop of a dime, leaving little room for distraction and keeping someone with ADHD on task and helping them focus. Although if you have anxiety paired with ADHD this will not be a productive career path for you as you see and deal with life and death daily. 


In this day and age, technology rules everything we do. The industry is always changing and evolving the way that we do things and developers are leading the charge. This career path is another very task oriented career path and a very "stick to the rules" path. A black and white way of doing things that may alleviate some of the stress that those with ADHD may feel in other career paths. 

At the end of the day, it is going to depend on the individual, their strengths and weaknesses and which career path is going to be the best fit for them. Although, hopefully this list provides a little bit of insight for those of you who are unsure where to start in pursuing a career path that is conducive to ADHD. 


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