Last updated on November 27th, 2019
People with ADHD are usually best off following their strengths. But, if you’re open to developing new strengths, then you might want to pay attention to these 5 best jobs for people with ADHD.
The following 5 jobs are excellent for people who thrive in situations that demand creativity, excitement and freedom of expression…
ADHD Job 1. Entrepreneur
Because people with ADHD tend to find “boring jobs” to be torturous, becoming an entrepreneur is the exact opposite of boring.
Being an entrepreneur is the most stressful, exciting and rewarding path you can pursue.
When you run your own business, your well-being is on the line every single day.
It’s up to you and you alone to make it as an entrepreneur.
Surprisingly, this level of intensity forces many people with ADHD to jump into action.
Many people with ADHD don’t even realize what they’re actually capable of accomplishing until their butt is on the line.
If you’re an entrepreneur, then you have to hustle to find a way to feed your family. This will make you do whatever it takes to put food on the table and live a high-quality life.
ADHD Job 2. Writer
As a writer with ADHD, I might be a bit biased here.
But, I will say that writing is almost a form of therapy for people with ADHD.
Better yet, writers get to create their own schedule, similar to how an entrepreneur lives their life.
You like writing at 3 in the morning? Good. You enjoy rolling out of bed at noon? No problem.
As a writer, putting words on a page by a certain deadline is all that matters.
Writing and ADHD go hand-in-hand.
ADHD Job 3. Nutritionist (Health Professional)
If I could do college all over again, I’d probably study nutrition, because it’s one of the most useful sciences around.
There are so many ways to use nutrition to help people eat a healthier ADHD diet, get more exercise, and live a better life in general.
Becoming a nutritionist or a similar health professional is an amazing career path for people with ADHD because it allows you to help people in meaningful ways.
Especially people with ADHD.
You’ll get to help people every single day…
Oh, and I also think that becoming a personal trainer, fitness instructor, or pursuing a similar “healthy and active” career path is a great choice for people with ADHD.
When you put yourself in a healthy environment, you’ll reap the rewards of that on a daily basis.
ADHD Job 4. Artist
I don’t view artists in the traditional sense.
Artists are graphic designers, jewelry makers, photographers, musicians and people who build.
If you create or entertain for a living, then you’re probably an artist.
Becoming an artist is an ideal path for someone with ADHD, because it gives you the sense of freedom that you need in order to thrive.
So many people with ADHD naturally go down the path of becoming an artist for this exact reason.
ADHD Job 5. Marketer
Marketing is a combination of entrepreneurship, writing, artistry and psychology.
Becoming a marketer gives people with ADHD the freedom of expression, and best of all, it gives people with ADHD a mission.
When you have a mission in life, you don’t think as much about all of the problems that come with ADHD.
Instead, you enjoy having “tunnel vision” because you’re so focused on accomplishing your mission each and every day. This is what being a marketer is all about.
Now, there are good marketing jobs and bad marketing jobs of course. You still have to find a good marketing job to truly enjoy marketing. Or, you can market products that you build on your own. It’s totally up to you.
I personally do both, as I market products for my clients, and I market my own products as well. That’s kinda’ like having the best of both worlds. Give and take in life, and reap the rewards of doing so.
5 Best Jobs for People with ADHD Conclusion
I hope this article helps some people with ADHD discover their true purpose in life.
It’s ultimately up to you to follow your strengths, and choose a career path that you instinctively feel is right.
(If you can’t sense the right path to take in life, you might need to improve your gut health. I’m serious).
Always follow your strengths and trust your gut instinct.
You can ignore these career suggestions if you don’t think they’re right for you. Or, use my ideas as inspiration, if you feel that they lead you towards the truth.
You know the right path to take. Just be honest with yourself. Do what you want to do.
And I’ll be here to wish you the best of luck on your journey.