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Monday, January 12, 2015

36 Ideal jobs for asthmatics

The following was originally published at on November 21, 2013.  

The Best Jobs for People with Asthma

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.  


Bea said...

I have to disagree with a couple of these. Retail positions can have many triggers depending on an individual's triggers - perfumes, dust, cleaning supplies, foods, and stress for starters.

Education also has a fair number of triggers - chemicals, dust, food, stress, mold, and if they go outside at all, mother nature!

I've spent 20+ years in early childhood and 30+ in retail, either part-time or full-time and 20+ years with asthma. Some positions may be bower risk but honestly, any job has the potential for asthma triggers.

cumazur33 said...

The cashier one isn't really true people come in all day either wearing perfume or putting out their cigs as they walk in the door