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20 Jobs for People with Lower Limb Deficiencies

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Note: There are all types of job prospects with many great employers who are able to utilise your applicable skills without your disability being a concern. Asuria works closely with our candidates to match them with a role and employer where we believe they will succeed. The following list is a small example of potential careers and are suggestions only. It’s important to have an employer or Job Coach that understands your interest, skills, preferences and goals, and matches you with an employer that values the ‘real’ you, and not base your application or interview on a perception of you.

Lower limb deficiencies occur when all or part of the leg is missing or not entirely formed. The condition may be congenital (present from birth) or the result of injury or disease. If you’re one of the many Australians living with this condition, you understand the challenges that a condition like this can pose to your daily life.

And when it comes to employment, you might worry about limited prospects. Fortunately, technology and accommodations allow you to experience the many benefits of having a satisfying, fulfilling job.

The following jobs may work well for people with lower-limb deficiencies, but don’t think these are the only possibilities. As you work with your Asuria Job Coach, the two of you will discuss your skills, talents and interests to find a career path that helps you achieve your goals.

 

1. Drafter

Drafters create technical drawings for products. If you have an eye for design and can use CAD software, you could help develop details and concepts for many different fields, including architecture, landscaping, construction, engineering and more.

2. Human Resources Manager

Keeping employees informed, trained and happy requires quite a skill set. As a human resources manager, you’ll help workers understand their benefits and possibly help with hiring and orientation as well.

3. Solicitor

Solicitors are licenced to practise law, but the law is a broad topic. You might choose to specialise in several areas, including providing legal advice, researching and gathering evidence, drawing up documents related to divorces, wills, contracts, real estate transactions, or even representing clients in court.

4. Paralegal

If you like law but don’t want to pursue so much formal education, you might enjoy working as a paralegal. Paralegals interview witnesses, conduct research, draft legal documents and sign correspondence for solicitors.

5. Accounting

Every industry needs accountants to keep the numbers straight and provide excellent data. Not only do accountants earn a good living, but they’re essential to the companies they serve. 

6. Call Centre Worker

Do you love talking with people? Working in a call centre can provide you with plenty of chat time each day, even if you perform much of your labour from the comfort of your own home. 

7. Actuary

Do you love math? If you take a job as an actuary, you’ll perform complex calculations to determine the likelihood of accidents, investments or consumer demand. Actuaries typically work for insurance companies, bankers, pension directors or marketing managers.

8. Public Relations

Diplomacy is not just for governments. Businesses and nonprofit organisations hire public relations specialists to connect with communities and polish their brand’s image.

9. Recruiter

Do you enjoy helping people reach their goals? If so, you might like to work as a recruiter. Matching employers with employees can be incredibly rewarding.

10. Data Analyst

Data analysts collect, organise, and analyse information to generate actionable insights for their employers. All industries need this service, so you can target your job search to businesses that pique your interest.

 

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11. Data Entry

Before data can be analysed, however, it needs to be entered. Data entry is perfect for people who are good at details and like a job they can leave behind at the end of the day.

12. Help Desk

With so much tech on the market today, help desks are busier than ever. Troubleshoot customers’ problems and help them to solve their problems. Help desk work can often be done from home.

13. Software Engineer

Software engineers earn excellent salaries, and they get to be involved in exciting projects. If you have a knack for computers and coding, this could be an ideal career for you.

14. Teacher

Want to inspire the younger generation? Work as a teacher, imparting knowledge on your favourite topic. If you worry that your lower limb deficiency will make classroom teaching too tricky, consider working as an online teacher.

15. Tutor

Not everyone is comfortable with teaching an entire classroom of students at once. If this is you, consider tutoring one-on-one. Whether you teach children, college students or business people, you can make a real difference in people’s lives.

16. Graphic Designer

If you’re an artist at heart, you can turn your talent into an exciting job creating images for posters, social media posts, brochures, logos and more.

17. Counsellor

A counsellor provides support services for people in various situations, including addiction, trauma, disabilities, mental health issues, marital and family problems, employment needs and academic advice.

18. Copy Editor

Copy editors keep the media world in check. Responsibilities include:

  • Proofreading text.
    Verifying pieces for factual correctness.
    Checking text for readability and arranging page layouts. 

19. Receptionist

As a receptionist, you would greet customers and clients, answer the phone and accomplish other office tasks associated with your business. Some receptionists work in formal offices, and others work in casual environments like gyms.

20. Video Editor

A video editor uses graphics, footage and audio to tell a story. You would develop scripts, create storyboards, and edit photos and videos for multiple platforms in this position. Video editors typically work closely with an editorial team to develop effective and consistent content.

These twenty jobs are just a beginning! When you meet with your Job Coach, we can go through the discovery process to determine what types of positions would work best for you. To get started, reach out to us at Asuria.

 

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