Having a disability and wanting to find a job will mean you’ll meet a few extra challenges along the way. These challenges may make the processes of securing employment more difficult, but certainly not impossible.

Often, it can be about taking a smarter approach in your job search efforts and targeting an area of the job market where a disability has less or no impact. In this article on jobs for disabled people, we’ll take a look at sections of the job market that are far more suited to people living with a disability, so you can vastly improve your chances of employment success.

Keep in mind that this is by no means an exhaustive list, but rather just a few examples. Some of these roles could also be performed remotely, or you could even set up your own home-based business if you wanted to go that way.

Accounting and Financial Advisors

There is always a huge demand for accountants in Australia. Virtually every single business owner and working individual need an accountant, at least from time to time. The same could be said for financial advisors, which is an industry that’s been enjoying healthy growth for some time now.

To become an accountant you’ll obviously have to study to get qualified, but once you’ve achieved this status, chances are, living with a disability or not, you’ll always be able to find work.

IT Specialist

IT is a broad industry with so many career opportunities under its umbrella. This can also include things like computer programming, creating computer games and numerous other interesting opportunities.

Many disabled individuals have forged successful careers in the IT industry and the good news about IT is it isn’t going away. If anything, it’s an industry that will continue to grow well into the future.


Many Australian companies require the services of a good researcher. Performing research requires a detail-oriented mind, so if you possess an analytical mind and you can focus for long periods of time, maybe a position of a researcher will be right for you?

Part of the role of a researcher can include not only looking for information but also analysing data, as well as comparing resources. The verifying of facts is also an important part of the researcher’s job. The ability to collate and organise researched information is also paramount to success in this career.

Human Resources Manager

The human resources department of a company often acts as the first point of contact for job seekers wishing to leave an expression of interest or to submit resumes for current positions vacant. HR also ensures that employees are looked after, treated with fairness and given a fair go. This includes workers with a disability.

If you take on a role in human resources, you’ll have an even greater understanding of the importance of fair play in the workplace, and possibly even more empathy for the employees. Human resources can be a rewarding career, especially if you’re a people person.

Graphic Designer

Graphic design is another job that can be performed either in an office, done remotely from home for your employer or even as a home-based business. Being a creative role, you’ll likely rarely, if ever, get bored doing graphic design as a job.

Whether you’re born with a natural talent for graphic design or not, it is something you can learn to do effectively with the right training. It’s a positive and interesting job choice for people living with a disability.

Audio Engineering and Music Production

Provided it’s not your hearing and vision that’s been affected by your disability, a career as a sound engineer and music producer can be extremely interesting and diverse. In some ways in the digital age, this career path is slightly easier to learn than it once was.

Audio engineering can encompass the production of music, but really it’s a role that covers all things audio and is certainly worth consideration for creative types.

In Conclusion

There are many jobs and careers in today’s world that are well-suited for people with disabilities. This article has only highlighted a select few options and there are many more to choose from. If you have a disability, you can not only get a job but start a great career.