With the advent of adaptive technology and work-at-home jobs, people with disabilities have access to many more employment opportunities than ever before. Such opportunities exist because modern technology and our economy place a significantly higher value on other skills, such as crunching numbers, analyzing data, and optimizing creativity. Even traditional employment sectors have jumped on the “work-at-home” bandwagon and allow for some of their employee's remote work assignments.
Here is a list of the top jobs for people with reduced mobility:
Medical coding and billing training prepare students to manage and maintain patient records, as well as how to fill out the appropriate billing and medical forms for insurance companies. Medical office assistants have an annual salary of $35,060, while medical records technicians make about $41,460.
Many counties have a One-Stop Center that provides training referrals and other employment assistance. Learn more at the Department of Labor.
When researching online medical training programs, the certified medical coder course at SEBRON was highly recommended as a cost-effective program. Course length is 4-6 weeks and costs $250. You can access it here: Online Medical Coding Training Program.
If you have an eye for design and a flair for color, a career in graphic design may be for you! Ed2go offers several web design, animation, photography and graphic design courses online at a cost that is cheaper than yearly tuition at a traditional campus. The multimedia arts certificate course costs $3,295 (yearly tuition for a community college is about $3,347).
While job growth for a graphic designer is at only 1%, web designer’s can expect to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026. The annual salary for a graphic designer is $42,951, while the annual salary for a web designer ranges from $45,021 to over $84,000, depending on education level and geographical location.
If you have a passion for a special topic, or perhaps you have the ability to tell others about your life story, perhaps a career in writing is ideal for you! Upwork allows writers the ability to submit proposals for a multitude of writing projects. Upwork isn’t another content mill – members must be accepted in order to bid on writing jobs. If you are rejected at first, you can take some of the skills tests and resubmit your application. Ebooks is also another viable option if you wish to share your experience and knowledge about anything that you are an “expert.”
Although there are more unpaid writing opportunities online than paid opportunities, you may wish to use online blogs to gain exposure and network with others. Websites like “The Mighty” and “Thrive Global” have a vast reach to help you optimize your content and network with others!
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