The Best Jobs for People with Asperger Syndrome

Content Writer

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Although people with Asperger Syndrome are usually more mathematically inclined, there are a whole host of content roles that require you to write very concise and structured pieces of writing. This is something I have done before and found the biggest benefit was the fact you could zone out and focus on something that is fairly straight forward and formulaic.

You will need excellent English skills and an eye for accurate use of grammar. This is also a job that has huge potential for the future as more and more companies are starting to emphasise their website copy to ensure it has been optimised effectively for SEO.

Accountant

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Numbers are the fabric of everyday life and often serve as a reassuring commodity for anyone on the spectrum. People with Asperger’s are well known to have excellent Maths skills which would make the process of overseeing bank statements and controlling payroll documents perhaps a little easier compared to neurotypical individuals.

If you don’t feel like your brain has the capacity to flex out creative flair, then diving straight into an industry that uses the definitive nature of numbers could be just the ticket. You must also not be fooled by the boring tag this job has been given as you would serve as a fundamental part for any successful business and almost act as the very backbone for their very existence.

Computer Programmer

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This is also mathematically orientated and would require you to understand a whole host of fairly complex computer techniques and algorithms. The brain for anyone on the spectrum is void of social distraction which would make the process of understanding and ultimately mastering difficult programming far less laborious than neurotypical counterparts.

The internet is also not going anywhere and your chances of securing and then holding down a job would be very high. The possibilities of technology are expanding all the time and being at the forefront would be an exciting way for you the spend the lion share of your career.

Librarian

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Peace and quiet are the game when it comes the Library work, which could prove to be the ideal setting for people who struggle with social interaction. Your tasks would involve organising and locating books, as well as dealing with queries from the general public.

You are going to be in a secure environment that would be a far cry from the hustle and bustle typically associated with more demanding jobs. It’s also the perfect setting to ensure you can keep control over your thoughts and not allow things to swallow you up and cause you distress.

Things to Avoid

Having held a number of jobs in the past, especially part time positions whilst at University, there are a number of roles that I would suggest avoiding. I worked in retail for a while and found the setting to be pretty problematic for someone on the spectrum. There are bright lights, constant interaction and multi-tasking to deal with almost all of the time.

I would also suggest not going for anything that involves making and receiving telephone calls. This comes from first-hand experience from working as receptionist, where I found the process of understanding people and dealing with certain problems to be very hard to deal with. There always seemed to be too much to think about at one time.

What is your current job and what positions have you held before? Do you agree with the list of think there are other roles that should be included? As always, I would love to hear your thoughts and you can do so by commenting or contacting me directly.


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