Healthcare career guide for students with disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which recognizes the incredible contributions of workers with disabilities to individual organizations and the larger U.S. economy. In 2015, an estimated 19% of undergraduates in the United States reported having a disability. The Department of Education estimates that 41% of those students will go on to graduate (compared to 52% of students who reported not having a disability). And when you consider the unemployment rate for adults with disabilities is 50% higher than the rate for those without, it highlights the importance of academic and professional support.

Medical and health careers are some of the fastest-growing and highest-paying available today, and people with disabilities often have special skills and personal experiences that would benefit patients in a number of healthcare settings.

EduMed has compiled a healthcare career guide for students with disabilities, which may be helpful for students looking for rewarding careers in healthcare that could be a good match for their specific disability. The guide also explores how to overcome common challenges in school and the workplace as well as their legal rights under the ADA.


By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach