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What is a good career for someone with Asperger’s?

There is a saying that there is a job out there for everyone, arguably this could be true. However, what if you or a close family member or friend, have a specific way of learning or thinking?

If you know someone with Asperger’s or Autism, our blog on a good career for someone with Asperger’s could help.

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What is Asperger’s and how does it affect daily life?

Asperger’s syndrome was first introduced to society in the 1980s. People with Asperger’s experience the world in a different way, with some finding the world totally overwhelming. People with Asperger’s often struggle with social difficulties and find it difficult to read other people’s emotions. This can make interacting with the public challenging. Many people with Asperger’s find noise and light difficult to deal with as well. Whilst the condition differs between individuals, many people with Asperger’s have above-average intelligence.

How does Asperger’s syndrome affect everyday life?

A large proportion of people with Asperger’s need a well-established regime in their everyday life. Quite simply, people with Asperger’s have a devotion to routines, and dislike change so structure helps them cope with their day. If you or someone you care for is struggling to deal with changing routines at the moment, we have written a previous blog with some valuable tips to help you through this difficult time.

Careers that offer a strict working pattern process and a clear end goal are ideally suited for someone with Asperger’s. Noisy public places, such as an office, can lead to emotional distress so a calm quiet working environment is essential too. Careers to avoid would-be high-pressure customer-facing positions, such as retail, restaurant, or bar work.

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So, what careers are good for people with Asperger’s?

Accountancy is an ideal choice for the mathematical mind

The act of preparing and analysing a set of financial accounts could be perfect for someone with Asperger’s. At entry level, direct contact with clients would be limited, meaning there wouldn’t be an emphasis on face-to-face contact. Traditionally, accountancy offices are quiet places too, so noise overload issues wouldn’t be a problem either. However, it goes without saying that a high degree of mathematical competency is needed for this position.

Computer technology provides a wide range of options

Likewise, a career in computing could be equally ideal. Without a doubt, the often-repetitive nature of data entry of computer programming is ideally suited to an Asperger’s mind. Many people with Asperger’s will have the ability to concentrate on an issue or problem, especially if it interests them, for a long period of time. They also have incredible eye for detail and can easily spot errors, again, making them perfect for this field of work.

Double-glazing construction industry provides a wealth of opportunities

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With an obvious end product and clearly defined process in place, the construction industry can also be a perfect career. There are countless opportunities within the construction industry, however, not all would be suitable for someone with Asperger’s.

Steer away from busy, noisy, and sometimes highly pressured construction sites, such as new builds. Instead, consider a career with a quieter operational environment. Indeed, why not consider the double-glazing construction industry? High-end professional companies, such as Shelforce, celebrate diversity and have a clear culture based on empowering the workforce. With robust systems in place to ensure every employee is motivated and successful, what could be better?

Inclusive employment empowering adults of all abilities

At Shelforce, we are proud to fly the flag for inclusivity and are proud to be a leading company that actively works to remove the barriers that stop many amazing adults from entering the workforce. So, if you or someone you know is looking for a worthwhile career in the double-glazing industry, contact the Shelforce team today.

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