Can Adults With ADHD Be Career Orientated?
Having a diagnosis of ADHD can be unsettling and daunting. Often when one thinks of a “typical” individual with the condition, images of boisterous and unruly youngsters come to mind. However for the adult who still has the condition and around 60 percent of ADHD kids go on to be ADHD adults, life can be challenging at times.
It is natural to worry about whether or not you can hold down a job when you find your concentration span deteriorating at times. You may be forgetful and fidgety. You may find it difficult to concentrate on completing your tasks however through getting the right medication, therapy and through using coping mechanisms, you will get there.
The main objective career wise for an adult with ADHD should be to find something which you enjoy. If you are into computers then get a job which involves these. If you enjoy playing a certain sport then why not think about going professional?
Many ADHD adults excel in self employed roles where they call the shots and can work to their own schedule. Owning your own business is very rewarding and it is also hard work. This is perfect for someone who as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as they will be striving for their own and their family’s good.
Due to the challenges that it holds a career in medicine can be just what the doctor ordered. No two days are ever the same and there is no time at all to be bored! As this is a high energy environment this is a perfect job for the ADHD adult.
Working in the entertainment industry is an excellent choice for creative adults with ADHD. You have ample opportunity to express yourself, the environment around you is constantly evolving and you can often have great fun too.
A controversial career choice which may not be right for everyone is working in the military. Due to the structured days and physicality of this job, many adults with ADHD excel. However those who have difficulty in taking orders and being controlled will find out very rapidly that this life is not for them.
Every person with ADHD is different as are all people. A job or career which plays on an individuals strengths and which makes them feel worthwhile is achievable and is a right which everyone is entitled to.