More careers for more special people
Published on: Monday, August 05, 2019

LAST week we looked at some careers that special people can consider. 

(Special people are people who have some physical or mental disability. Since they are handicapped, they need some special help.) 

With the correct guidance they can choose a career and enter the workforce. 

Malaysia is very short of skilled workers and they too can play an important role in the employment sector. Let us look at more career options for special people. 

 

Industrial machinery worker:

The task of industrial machinery workers are to repair and sustain the various equipment of the factory and other machineries and should examine their efficiency. 

It will need fundamental education in the field of mechanics and the setting where they will have to work would be industries or factories. Hearing impaired candidates are often considered for this field of occupation.

 

Machinist or tool die maker:

They are responsible for the arrangement and operation of machines and tools which are managed mechanically or by computers. 

The duties specifically are to work with the outline, design and sketches then calculating and validate the dimensions, shaping and pulverising machine parts to the design and requirements and monitoring as well as inspecting products for any defects.

 

Computer system analyst:

In this profession one is accountable to review the systems of the computer and protocols to facilitate smooth functioning of the management of an organisation more effectively. 

Computer design organisations and finance and insurance, government and computer management are the frequent employers of this profession. Computer system analyst can work with one organisation or be self employed and function as consultants.

 

Graphic designers:

The abstract intellectual will be very beneficial to one to become graphic designer. 

As a graphic designer one has to conceptualise a design and then work with specific software for its development.

It is a thriving sector and with adequate skills of designing and knowledge of software, the person with disability can easily fit in a slot.

 

Medical transcription job:

The functions involve the process of transcription that is converting voice recorded information as dictated by healthcare professionals or physicians into text format. 

With adequate training one can work in this profession even from home.

 

Mystery shopping and survey work:

Mystery shoppers are paid to pretend as regular customers and rate a service or store. Filling survey forms is another good option for people with disabilities.

 

Legal careers:

A person with disability can choose to become a legal secretary, legal assistant, and paralegal. 

The legal field provides with many job openings, the majority of which do not need physical labour. 

Some job tasks may need a two year degree nevertheless; most require certificate or training courses.

 

Floral designer:

A person with disability, who is fond of flowers or plants, can become a floral designer. It is the art of using flowers and materials to create a pleasing and stable masterpiece. 

It is a traditional practice in many cultures. There is a broader occupation of floristry for flower lovers.

 

 Artist:

A disabled person can turn into an artist with training or skills. Creating paintings or drawings and exhibiting it can be a good option. Most of the people with disabilities are in this field.

 

 Food service worker:

Making, selling and transporting the food to various restaurants, schools, hospitals or lodging institutions is a very good option for people with disabilities. 

One should be a good cook or manage cooks and provide services to different organisations. It can be an owned service or working under an establishment.

 

Day care workers:

It refers to people who take care of others who are incapable of taking their own care, like children and will be at risk if left alone on their own, or their caretakers want relief in the daytime. Specific disabled people can effectively function in this profession.

 

Animal caretakers:

The primary duties of an animal caretaker are to take care of the needs of animals. 

Tasks such as feed, bathe, groom and exercise animals that are pets or other non-farm animals are some functions. It may differ as per place of work. If a person with disability is fond of animals, this job for them is definitely enjoyable.

 

Appointment clerk:

The job specification is much broader than regular receptionist or information provider. 

Scheduling and recording the appointment details, communicating with callers, reminding of appointments etc are some of the functions of an appointment clerk.

 

Career Tips

Never lose hope in finding the appropriate job that suits your capability. The only disability in one’s life is bad attitude, thus change your attitude towards life and stay positive. 

You can definitely perform tasks available to the people with able-bodies. 

Those who have sight, hearing, or mobility impairments can even mould their disabilities into employment resources by means of careful self-promotion and selection of job.

If you have a career-related question send to krishnan@ark.com.my

 





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