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  • Work Life - 204 subjects
    Share your job-seeking and employment experiences, and exchange career advice. And visit AFB CareerConnect® to learn more about the range and diversity of jobs performed by adults who are blind or visually impaired. Note: Due to past abuses, AFB reserves the right to delete any posts advertising "work from home" opportunities. Learn more about how to spot work-at-home scams.
  • CareerConnect Forum for Teens Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired - 965 subjects
    Welcome to CareerConnect, where you can connect with other teens with vision loss from all over the country about school, work, and other topics you want to know more about.
  • Careers in Law - 7 subjects

    Careers in law span a very wide category from attorneys, to court reporters or clerks, bailiffs, and probation officers. If you have an interest in how laws are made, enforced, or protected, there are many careers to choose from. Ask questions or join a discussion here to learn from those with vision loss who work in the legal profession.

    Note: This discussion board is not a venue for legal advice. If you need legal counsel, please consult an attorney.
  • Careers in Education - 10 subjects
    Talk about careers in education with CareerConnect's visually impaired mentors. Or visit Career Clusters to research possible careers.
  • Careers in Healthcare - 28 subjects
    Talk about careers in health and medicine with CareerConnect's visually impaired mentors. Or visit Career Clusters to research possible careers.
  • Counseling Careers Forum - 14 subjects
    Talk about careers in counseling with CareerConnect's visually impaired mentors. Or visit Career Clusters to research possible careers.
  • Engineering - 2 subjects
    If you are one of those people who like inventing, creating and building maybe you should investigate engineering as a career path. Here’s a place where you can connect with other blind or visually impaired people who work in this field. Post a message or ask questions about their work.
  • Art & Entertainment & Pop Culture - 3 subjects
    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there are over 125,000 venues in this field, including art museums, movie theaters, sports arenas, amusement parks, etc. The BLS also reports that budget constraints have reduced the number of available jobs but it’s still possible to succeed in one of a variety of less thought of careers in this very popular field. Start or join a discussion here.
  • Business - 6 subjects
    Is a job in the business world right for you? Whether you're angling for a fast-track job in investment banking, sales, marketing, business management, a fulfilling non-profit career, or even starting your own business, you can find information, ask questions and get advice using this message board.
  • Communications and Media - 3 subjects
    If you have an interest in how people successfully formulate their thoughts and ideas to get their messages across effectively, this could be a career choice for you. Use this message board to talk with others in this field. It will help you gather information and advice that could help you get the job you want.
  • Corporate Jobs - 1 subject
    In a small business the workers usually report directly to the owner or a manager. Not so with a corporation. In a corporation, you might never even meet these people due to a more formal type of leadership and authority. However, it’s not hard to see the value of working in this more complex business system. Ask questions; learn as much as you can to decide which the better fit is for you.
  • Government Jobs - 8 subjects
    Post messages and ask questions of people who work for the government to find out what some of the big differences are between having the government as your employer or one in the private sector. Investigate the pros and cons by asking questions or starting a discussion here.
  • Hospitality Industry - 3 subjects
    If you have a gift for making people feel welcome, comfortable and taken care of, you should know that this is a gift not everyone has. These traits are the first steps to working successfully in the service oriented industry of hospitality. Post questions and start a discussion with people with vision loss who work in the hospitality industry.
  • Mathematics - 1 subject
    Part of the STEM field, mathematical sciences include, but are not limited to geometry, algebra, calculus, even astronomy and optics. If you are someone who likes numbers and the many different ways they are used, post questions and messages here to learn from those who are blind or visually impaired and use numbers and calculations in their jobs.
  • Rehabilitation - 6 subjects
    Working in the field of rehabilitation allows you to help someone achieve the highest obtainable level of physical, mental or emotional health. You will help them return to independence and well being after experiencing a life altering event. Connect with workers in this field who have vision loss by posting a question or message.
  • Science - 3 subjects
    Going all the way back to when Edison invented the electric light bulb to the first cell phone the various fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, , have influenced the way life is lived and work is done all over the world. Interested in discovering more? Start or join a discussion, leave a message or question for someone with vision loss who works in the STEM field.
  • Skilled Trades - 6 subjects
    What constitutes a skilled trade? Skilled trades include a variety of jobs that require defined, precise skills learned in specialized high school courses, vocational schools, sometimes two-year associate degree programs or with on-the-job-training during apprenticeships. Because filling these jobs with talented skilled workers is among the nation's most challenging, this means job security for you. Join a discussion and post questions for people working in the skilled trades who have vision loss.
  • Technology Forum - 17 subjects
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in technology are not only one of the fastest growing, but also the leading occupation supported by two-year degrees. Whether you're interested in computers, marine technology or technology used in aerospace, get first hand information by posting questions or joining discussions with blind or visually impaired people working in these fields.
  • Writing Forum - 5 subjects
    Writing is a career that can go in many different directions but no matter where you end up you must be proficient with technology, spelling, grammar, sentence construction, vocabulary and creativity. Start a discussion with successful blind or visually impaired writers. Post messages or questions here.
  • Culinary Arts and Food Service - 6 subjects
    Do you like working with food? Are you curious about what it takes to be a professional chef? Ask questions of, and get information from, people who work in the culinary arts and food services industry.
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