Careers for ADHD

People with ADHD need careers where they can think on their feet, be creative problem-solvers, and multitask like crazy. Here are some examples of careers that harness the innate skills and strengths of ADHD minds.

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1. Teacher

Teacher

Teacher

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$41k
Growth
N/A
Satisfaction
3.1 / 5

A teacher not only teaches, but inspires and encourages students to be their best.

2. Journalist

Journalist

Journalist

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$36k
Growth
-10.1%
Satisfaction
3.5 / 5

A journalist is someone who investigates, collects and presents information as a news story.

3. Editor

Editor

Editor

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$39k
Growth
-1.4%
Satisfaction
3.4 / 5

An editor is a critical reader and a lover of words, whose job is to polish and refine a story or an article.

4. Culinary Chef

Culinary Chef

Culinary Chef

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$30k
Growth
+9.6%
Satisfaction
3.0 / 5

A culinary chef is someone who is in the profession of preparing, cooking and presenting food.

5. Aesthetician

Aesthetician

Aesthetician

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$39k
Growth
+13.7%
Satisfaction
3.3 / 5

An aesthetician is someone who works at a salon or spa, giving specialized skincare treatments to clients, in particular, facial skin care treatments.

6. Hairdresser

Hairdresser

Hairdresser

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$36k
Growth
+13.0%
Satisfaction
3.2 / 5

A hairdresser is someone who specializes in cutting, colouring and styling hair in order to enhance or maintain a person's appearance.

7. Franchise Owner

Franchise Owner

Franchise Owner

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$107k
Growth
N/A
Satisfaction
3.4 / 5

A franchise owner, or a franchisee, is someone who buys a business that is part of a chain (think McDonalds, or Kentucky Fried Chicken), using the same name, trademark, product, and services.

8. Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$83k
Growth
N/A
Satisfaction
4.0 / 5

The word entrepreneur refers to a person who has identified a need and has an innovative business idea to fill that void.

9. Nurse

Nurse

Nurse

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$52k
Growth
N/A
Satisfaction
2.8 / 5

A nurse provides care to patients in a healthcare environment, and is the biggest healthcare occupation in the United States.