Selecting a career or educational program that’s right for you can be challenging. After all, you are making a decision that will have a major impact on your future. If you have a disability or medical condition, there may be some specific factors to consider. However, it’s important to first focus upon your strengths and capabilities. Find the career and type of work environment that’s best for you. What types of work are interesting to you? How and where do you accomplish most?
Although your personal challenges are part of who you are, they should not define who you become. That’s up to you to decide. The Journal of Psychological Type (Issue 3, March 06) featured the article: “A Case Study Suggesting the Use of Psychological Type to Reduce Discrimination in Organizations”. According to author B. Gerrard (Univ. of San Francisco): “Something more is needed to help organizations make the transition into environments in which all employees feel they belong”.
Thanks to more than six decades of research on personality type, extensive lists of careers that commonly appeal to each of the sixteen types are now available to help you. The rights of people with disabilities can no longer be ignored. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), along with local programs and organizations, has increased awareness and required employers to provide a workforce that is welcoming and accommodating to people with disabilities or serious health issues.
Begin your career search by completing the MBTI. To answer any questions you have about your rights, contact:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
P.O. Box 7033
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
(800) 669-4000 (Voice), (800) 669-6820 (TDD)