The Best Jobs for People with Asthma

John Bottrell Health Pro
  • Let's face it: If you have asthma there are certain jobs you should not do because they expose you to your asthma triggers.  The good news is there are many jobs that are free from asthma triggers and  ideal for asthmatics. These jobs should allow you to work indoors in a controlled atmosphere.


    The following is a random list of 36 jobs that are ideal for asthmatics.   

    1. Computer programmer
    2. Web designer
    3. Writer/ journalist/ philosopher (but avoid interviewing at another person's house)
    4. Respiratory therapists (you'll learn a ton about your disease)
    5. Nurse
    6. Physician
    7. X-Ray technitian
    8. Lab technitian
    9. Administration
    10. Office work/ secretary/ office clerk
    11. Education
    12. Banking
    13. Accounting
    14. Book keeping
    15. Auditing
    16. Politician
    17. Pilot/ airplane attendants
    18. Cashier
    19. Water/waitress (if smoke-free environment)
    20. Bartender (if smoke-free environment)
    21. Researcher/ Statistician (although be leery of sifting through old books)
    22. Retail store attendants/ clerks/ management
    23. Taxi/ bus driver (just don't allow smoking)
    24. Law
    25. Social work/ psychiatry 
    26. Legal assistant
    27. Sales person (if at a central location where people come to you or you can make calls)
    28. Economist
    29. Marketing
    30. Business
    31. Public Relations
    32. Consulting
    33. Editor
    34. Probation officer
    35. Computer/ electronics repair
    36. Manager

    As you can see, there are jobs available for just about any level of education, with a wide array of pay scales to shoot for.  

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Published On: November 21, 2013