WORK CAREERS DYSLEXIA
ADVICE FROM FELLOW DYSLEXICS
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The most common industry listed was “something else” at 32%. Examples of jobs listed in this category included:
Nursing assistant, real estate sales, home teacher, design consultant, repair shop foreman, credit and finance, hospitality, architecture, agriculture, and chemistry and engineering.
Other job titles included behavioral consultant, news editor, business systems analyst, homemaker, certified academic language therapist, UX designer artist, Air Force jet mechanic – assistant crew chief, retired professor of pediatric surgery, ecologist, nanny, development manager, actor/writer/director, private investor, unemployed, parent, accounting, vice president of strategic alliances, technician, founder, dyslexia interventionist, research leader, director of business intelligence, freelane writer, illustrator, and artist, strategic field count executive, and assistant.
Our respondents thus far are evenly split between owning their own business and working for a large one:
OWN BUSINESS, SMALL BUSINESS, or LARGE BUSINESS?
42% OWN BUSINESS
5% SMALL BUSINESS (2-100 Employees)
53% LARGE BUSINESS (100+ Employees)
WHAT INDUSTRY EMPLOYED?
11% Service Industry
32% “Something Else:
Examples of “something else” included: Nursing assistant, real estate sales, home teacher, design consultant, repair shop foreman, credit and finance, hospitality, architecture, agriculture, and chemistry and engineering. Other job titles listed by respondents included: Other job titles included behavioral consultant, news editor, business systems analyst, homemaker, certified academic language therapist, UX designer artist, Air Force jet mechanic – assistant crew chief, retired professor of pediatric surgery, ecologist, nanny, development manager, actor/writer/director, private investor, unemployed, parent, accounting, vice president of strategic alliances, technician, founder, dyslexia interventionist, research leader, director of business intelligence, freelane writer, illustrator, and artist, strategic field count executive, and assistant.
ADVICE FOR FINDING SUCCESS IN MY LINE OF WORK:
Get comfortable with yourself- strengths and challenges, remember that the training might mean a couple stressful years but people work can be easy for us once we are trained, invest in technology that helps with the hard stuff- documentation, don’t work for big organizations that require a lot of documentation.
Always do the right thing and respect other people and you will learn more.
Believe in something bigger than yourself. Stay humble and apologize when you know you are in the wrong. Take all that energy you use to put into pretending to read and coping off of some else’s paper and create a hustle that you enjoy! Capitalize on all those people skills you needed to get by in school and find a way to use them to yoir advantage.
Patience and organization
Determination, courage and belief that you can, cause you can!
Look at hospitals jobs in your area
Time and finding your own entries and exits, goes back to finding alternatives but just the answer the teacher wants.
Focus on your job, your team and your boss. I have been teleworking since 2008 and I love it. No wasted time driving, unproductive meetings, gossiping staff and office time wasters.
Be focused and diligent
Making sure that the client understands the value I bring and that the client and I are a good fit. Knowing when not to work with a toxic/negative person. Being a good judge of character, being patient, there will always be challenges , its how you handle them that matters most.
Believe in your self know your weakness and strengths.
You will get all the training you will need and it,s rewarding
Search out positive people that will stretch you. Move on from those who criticise or sap your energy
Go outside your comfort zone and don’t try to be like anyone else – your unique perspective has great value.
Always refine your skills. Keep your go to tools handy. Ask why. Network/collaborate.
Stay on track
Always be in a state of learning and growth. Seek out new technologies, strategies and design programs. Podcasts and newsletters can help with this.
Work with others to have a team, The slogan was two girls could do anything. We need more team work for jobs with mean ideas.
Pursue excellent and growth not success- “there is no finish line”
Volunteer in a lab as soon as you can after you start college. Take a field based class like field ecology. I shine in these types of hands on interactive learning settings.
Find an organisation that understands the value of different ways of learning & seeing the world. Be authentic and open about your strengths & weaknesses.
HERE’S MY ADVICE ABOUT CAREERS THAT MAY BE GOOD FOR DYSLEXIC PEOPLE:
Careers where we can control the environment, careers that play to our strengths, careers where we have employers who believe in our strengths so that we can stop stressing out and working our butts our to pass as non-dyslexic, careers that have minimal paperwork and boring detail tasks- unless you like those, careers that have an element of change, innovation and change in them.
No matter what people say or do you can do a lot of things as I have discovered myself over the years don’t let them stop you
if you are like me you are use to not give up. Things don’t come easy to us so we are not lazy people. I love working in a creative field as well as an educational field. Servings people is a great source of joy.
Go to businesses of what your student is interested. My daughter interns at a local artisan store. She works with the owners on the business end and works with artists that tent space and learns different techniques. It’s unpaid but 2 things are happening 1. She is learning how to run a business from the ground up to learning new techniques in different areas for free. All she gives on return is her time. She talks to artists where ever we go and gets a lot of information and contacts.
Working with babies.
I will retire in the next 2 years from the Public Health Service. I will have 10 years federal and 25 years PHS. I am very organized, and always meet deadlines. I began running the reports and sending the data to the government – and from there I got more roles and all my job experiences got me here. I am able to manage big projects and be able to know the real time line, and anticipate problems before they happen (most the time). Dietitian and Certified Diabetes educator roles are not anxiety prone and I am able to get personal details
from the patient and negotiate with them what they can do to help their health status at this time. I am horrible with names, it is hard to fake this. With clinic you had a chart – so that solved that problem. I struggle with this to this day.
If you are outgoing and enjoy working with people – sales! Allow your personality to guide you and you’ll succeed.
Choose a career that you are passionate about. Art, music, people oriented, theraphists, biology,counselors, working with animals, being in nature, not stuck in front of a screen all day
Believe in your self, focus on your strengths and work on your weakness
if you are not sure just ask a lot of questions
Outdoor education (learning through metaphor). Engineering start with craft. Being creative problem solving, don’t be discouraged by those you can’t take with you. The trades. Strategy and leadership work with some one who can manage the detail well
You will make many mistakes, in fact everyone does. Don’t fear those mistakes, learn from them and learn how to get back up.
You can see a bigger picture the others can’t. Organize your ideas and don’t be affraid to say them out loud. You are usually spot on
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Education Fields that require you to think outside the box – creative jobs. Hands on work – such as graphic design, welding, working with children, working with the elderly.
I think for dyslexic people, we need our work to have meaning. To know that we are helping someone, making a difference or to feel appreciated. We need freedom to work in our own way to allow creativity to unfold. I think anything that is creative, for example an architect, theorist, or writer.
I have Extreme/Profound Dyslexia filling out information is very hard for me, but I can picture how thing work to repair trucks Police and Fire equipment. We had a gift with our Dyslexia find how your dyslexic works for you. I am in my 80s’ failed and the schools gave up on me as being lazy, but became a millionare with out a education. Hard work and NOT giving up.
0nes that that require creativity and thinking out of box -medicine, research, arts
I changed my career several times until I found the one I liked and was successful at.
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