Top 10 Careers for Autistic Individuals

By The Mentra Publication

Oftentimes, autistic people are seen as a liability by our society. With an 85% unemployment rate, we are perceived as a minority that needs to be “fixed” in order to fit into the larger community. But, with the right accommodations and support, autistic people have unique gifts that can sometimes even allow us to outcompete neurotypicals in many different types of roles. Given the right role and environment, neurodivergents are an untapped talent group in today’s economy. If you or a loved one is struggling to launch a career as an autistic individual, here are ten roles to consider where your autistic traits might not need  to be “masked”, but rather recognized and utilized as a splendid asset.

Here are the Top 10 Jobs we’ll be discussing:

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Researcher or Research Scientist
  3. Agriculture or Animal Care
  4. Accountant or Financial Advisor
  5. Retail
  6. Information Technology
  7. Mathematician or Engineer
  8. Visual Artists
  9. Skilled Trades
  10. Teacher
By Nora Diaz-Vasquez
Nora Diaz-Vasquez Career Counselor