ADHD-Friendly Jobs

ADDitude Asked: What is the best job you ever had?

From being a Hollywood stunt woman to teaching at medical school, ADDitude readers share what turns them on in the workplace.

Craftsman with ADHD enjoying his job
Craftsman with ADHD enjoying his job

ADDitude asked adults with ADHD: What’s the best job you’ve ever had?

> Working in a supermarket while attending college was great. Because this particular supermarket set cashier goals and awarded those who met them, I focused on packing bags properly, checking people out accurately, and balancing my drawer.
-An ADDitude Reader

> My best job ever was facilitating The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People program for client organizations. For me, it was the right content and the right role, and I learned a heck of a lot.
-Sherri, California

> The one I have now! I am a licensed psychologist in suburban Atlanta and work mostly with people with ADHD.
-Robert, Georgia

> I have never been fond of any job I’ve had. But if I had to pick one, I would say waiting tables, because of the people I worked with and the rush of adrenaline on busy nights.
-Andrew, Georgia

> My stint as a Hollywood stunt woman. What a perfect job for an ADDer! I loved the physical challenges and the risk-taking.
-An ADDitude Reader

> My government job, which gives me the flexibility I need to deal with the challenges of raising my ADHD kids.
-B.I., Puerto Rico

> My current one, as an associate professor at a medical school. I do research, which is the same as playing to me.
-Faye, Oklahoma

> A radio station disc jockey. I can relax to the music and yak without being interrupted. Yet there is a schedule to follow.
-Bred, California

> My best-paying job was as an accounting and office manager. The one I enjoyed the most was working at a Subway restaurant making sandwiches.
-Tracy, Texas

> The best job I ever had was working as a unit clerk at the nurses’ station at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. It was stimulating and rewarding — and challenging! I took orders from nurses, doctors, and other ancillary personnel — sometimes all at once. It forced me to be organized and prioritize my work in order to get it done in a timely manner.
-Rebecca, Florida

> Working from home as an office manager for my fiance’s water filtration business. It’s great.
-Diana, Maine

[Read: 16 Good Jobs for People with ADHD]