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Career Advice for ADHD Adult

I am looking at career options and deicidng between Architecture/ Cnstruction and Lawyer. I can see myself doing both, but I am worried about lawyer being to difficult in terms of work load and wondering if anyone has any insight as a lawyer or architect with adhd?

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I worked in conveyancing and it is very rule-based regimented work.

I have also worked in exploration where I had to use my imagination.  Much better for me and everyone else.

My guess is that architecture would be better for an ADHD person.

Posted by Bob from Cootamundra on Feb 07, 2014 at 11:46am

Do you really have ADHD or is this a Joke? I barely made it out of high school.
If this is not a joke than I would pick architecture, that would be a perfect outlet for your creativity, that is if this is not a joke. Gotta run time to feed the cows.

Posted by Rancher John on Feb 07, 2014 at 7:44pm

I think with ADHD it all depends on what interests you the most.  My husband with ADHD can focus really well when engaged in something he is passionate about.  People like to talk about their careers, so see if you can find an architect and a lawyer in your area who would let you shadow them for a day or who would do a brief informational interview with you so you can learn all the tasks you would be required to do for each occupation.  The Occupational Outlook Handbook also has a lot of fairly detailed information about jobs.  You can find it at your local library.  Finally, I would be sure to research the job market for each career.  I’ve heard that the job market for lawyers is not so great these days and since law schools have been churning out graduates, there is a glut of applicants for the jobs available.  Both occupations require many years of schooling, so consider the cost as well.  Good luck!

Posted by debhib on Feb 07, 2014 at 9:16pm

Thank you for your advice. And no this is not a joke simply because I finished school doesn’t mean I don’t have adhd I have struggled like many individuals to get through and still am. Nevertheless, I was looking into construction management which is only 2 years and looks interesting. Does anyone know anytjinv about that?

Posted by Jessm on Feb 08, 2014 at 3:18am

I am a teacher and I, myself, have hereditary clinical depression as well as ADHD. I have loved teaching my students whom have been diagnosed with ADHD. I would say that 80 percent of my students who are truly ADHD, are actually gifted as well- innovators. They think differently! When a teacher understands their way of thinking and accommodates their needs- they are successful!
My question to you is: what are you most passionate about? If you love justice being served, especially when you were growing up, go for becoming a lawyer!

Posted by Jenny35 on Feb 13, 2014 at 12:24pm

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