Why Types Of Jobs Are Good For A Person With Ra?

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Asked by Johnetta

Why Types Of Jobs Are Good For A Person With Ra?

I work in an accounting dept. I type all day and sit all day. I have been looking for jobs that are better for people with RA.

Answer

It really depends. On who you are, on what your skills are, on what your disease is doing, etc. If you're having problems physically doing your job, it is possible they could be solved with some fairly minor accommodation to the way you do your job - the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates that you are legally entitled to accommodation if it can help you do the essential duties of the job. You may want to check out my recent post on working with RA, which includes links to a number of government agencies that can help you with this process. If you want to pursue another career, you can also read my post on going back to school to help you get started in thinking about where you want to go. My post on going back to school mentions a book called I'd Rather Be Working by Gayle Backstrom, which is a terrific resource for reassessing your career path and help you to keep working as long as possible. We will be posting an interview with Gayle within the next week or two, so you can keep an eye out for that, as well.

Answered by Lene Andersen, MSW