Future Reflections Sept./ Oct./ Nov.1984, Vol. 3 No. 4

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BLIND PERSONS AT WORK

The following is reprinted from a Job Opportunities for the Blind (JOB) publication entitled, "Have You Considered . . . ?" J.O.B. is a joint project of the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Federation of the Blind. For more information about J.O.B., write to:

Duane Gerstenberger, Director
J.O.B.
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
(301) 659-9314

The following is a list of some of the types of positions in which blind persons who have received assistance from J.O.B. are now working. Of course, this does not represent all of the types of jobs blind people can do or are doing. It is merely a sampling. We have listed positions, and in many cases several persons have found work positions that are somewhat similar. The variation of skills and backgrounds required of persons to work in these positions is abundant. Thousands of blind persons who are equally well-qualified in as many diverse fields are still looking for work.

Administrator
Advocacy Coordinator
Assembly, Electronics
Assembly, General
Chaplain
Child Care Assistant
Collections Officer
Computer Programmer
Counselor, Others
Dispatcher
Dog Groomer
Employment Development
Specialist
Engineer, Electrical
Equal Employment Officer
Estate Analyst
File Clerk
Fundraiser
Handicapped Service
Coordinator
Hotline for 504 Coordinator
Information Clerk/Specialist
Janitor
Labor Relations Specialist
Lawyers
Legislative Aid
Masseur
Mobility Instructor
Nutrition Education
Coordinator
Occupational Health & Safety
Specialist
Pharmacist
Photo Finish Work
Cosmetologist, managing three
shops
Counselor, Adolescent
Counselor/Coordinator
Business
Enterprise Program
Counselor, College
Counselor, Housing Complaints
Counselor, Rehabilitation
Placement Aid for the Blind
Professor of Psychology
Quality Control Specialist
Radio Reading Services
Assistant Manager
Research Analyst
Router at bank
Sales, Executive
Sales, Retail
Sales, Telephone
Social Worker
Systems Planning, hospital
Supervisor
Teachers Aid
Teacher, Rehabilitation
Teacher, Resource/Itinerant of
blind children
Teacher, Spanish
Telephone Operator
Typists, Dictaphone
Typists, Mag Card II
Typists, Receptionist
Typists, Word Processor
Volunteer Services Coordinator

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