The Best Jobs for People with Asthma

by John Bottrell Health Professional

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 technician

  8. Lab technician

  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.

John Bottrell
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John Bottrell

John Bottrell is a registered Respiratory Therapist. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).