Finding a job can be challenging, and it can feel even more stressful when faced with a disability. Sometimes, people with visual impairment should first consider their strengths before making career opinions. Although, there are plenty of professional paths they can follow in the most varied areas of expertise and industries.
• Psychologists and counselors — The art of listening and providing guidance doesn’t require sight. In many cases, personality traits are much more valuable.
• Attorneys, judges, and politicians — Like other jobs, these do not necessarily require the person to see, as there is a structure to help them out. And when technology is not enough, there’s still braille to consider as a support language.
• Physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors — Probably one of the first types of jobs when thinking of jobs for the blind. And there is a reason for that, as this kind of job is manual, where the hands play the most important role.
• Professional athletes — Blind people compete in almost every sport, from swimming and running to goalball, specially designed for the visually impaired.
• Life coaches, authors, and motivational speakers — Like psychologists and other counselors, life coaches and motivational speakers draw most of their inspiration from their life experiences and from a deep desire to help others.