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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

About Careers in Healthcare and Professionals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

From treating patients in an office studying cells through a microscope, from working in a private practice in a small town to a medical center in a big city, the range of skills and experiences you can gain in the healthcare field is almost limitless. As a trained healthcare worker, you can choose when, where, and how you work.

Working in healthcare offers enormous potential for career growth and job stability. As a trained healthcare professional, you will not only benefit from an interesting and fulfilling career, but you’ll make a positive difference in the lives of other people.

Questions: How long have most of these workers been in their fields? How do they perform their job duties as a person with vision loss? Most people think that working in healthcare requires being fully sighted. Do you? Were these professionals encouraged or discouraged from going into healthcare? Do you think they have succeeded in spite of the discouragement they faced in the beginning?

Healthcare Career Cluster Message Board: Ask questions and participate in discussions with others who have vision loss.

Many articles provide a link at the end that you can use to contact the subject directly.

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