According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were an estimated 56.7 million Americans with disability in 2010. This is equivalent to approximately 19% of the population. The 2010 American Community Survey shows the percentage of people with disabilities in the United States increased to 12.6% from 11.9%.
These statistics indicate that Americans with various disabilities are growing in number and with our military personnel coming home with injuries that number is bound to continue to increase.
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Best Careers Options For Disabled
Physical disability often leads to stereotypes and expectations over what a person can and cannot be achieve in life. Often, this means that there are low expectations regarding career options.
But the truth is, there are many types of disabilities in the world, and each brings strengths and weaknesses.
Finding the right career path means acknowledging that weakness and playing to those strengths.
Some Of The Best Careers – By Disability Type
Deaf And Hearing Impaired
People with hearing impairments can struggle in many work environments. They may be physically able to perform the task, but communication with staff and customers could be a problem. Some deaf and impaired individuals would rather opt for a career where their hearing loss … Read the rest
It can difficult to find a career when you are disabled in the US. Some careers are truly too physically or mentally demanding, but here we discuss emerging disabled career options in the US.
Unfortunately, some recently disabled workers may find that they have to change profession because of changes in their circumstances.
The good news is there are new, emerging growth job opportunities out there that are well suited to the disabled.
What sort of career can disabled people in the US look forward to?… Read the rest
Drone Operator: A New Career For The Disabled
The dramatic increase in drone/UAV use is well-documented across many industries including real estate, utilities, photography, videography for news and outdoor events.
UAVs are changing the way that companies work: surveying land, checking on the status of maintenance projects, planning new roads are all changing dramatically due to the advent of flying camera drones.
The other side to this rapid rise in commercial drone use in American is the sharp increase in demand for drone operator jobs. This is partly due to the fact that the FAA requires all drones of a certain size or larger to be operated by trained and certified human pilots.… Read the rest
There are plenty of guides on career options for disabled workers that focus on the most common types of jobs.
The prospects of working from home, for example, are well-known in the disabled community, but there are other alternative opportunities in the workplace that may not have considered, yet.
Call center work and government positions are accessible, but they are not a good fit for everyone.
This guide covers some alternatives that most disabled career advisers overlook.… Read the rest