What are Job Opportunities for Deaf

Discussion in 'Job Offers & Requests' started by Vortec, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Snowball

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    I am a janitor (deafies are supposed to be good in that position). I have been storage assistant and have worked temporarily for the government, through some programs for disabled students. I look forward to apply for some PHD (I won't let them know I can't hear), cause intellectual life interests me more than filling a secretarial position in the government. With a PHD from USA or EU, I may return to my country and expect less disability-related obstacles, since no many people there with PHD from USA or EU. In the States, even with a PHD, there is a lot of competition for a deaf with heavy accent and without ASL skills.
     
  2. Coolio

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    I would think any job you wanted.. As a hearing new ASL user I know that I haven't had much experience in the deaf community so I apologize of my comments seem ... Rude or inexperienced because I know some can be easily offended. In my area (Toronto, Ontario) we have many institutions and agencies such as Canadian hearing society that has programs and resources. There's also a place called Bob rumball centre for the deaf which has many different locations including a long term care facility, day programs, ASL camps.. Etc so there are so many positions within from janitorial to child care to health care/medical, administration too. There's also a restaurant called signs that is fully employed by peeople identifying as deaf. Of course all of these are jobs where a large portion (if not all) employees use ASL if that is what you are looking for, but if not I don't see why you don't go for whatever you are passionate about whether is be healthcare, working on a farm, something that needs an apprenticeship such as carpentry or plumber etc sky is the limit.
     
  3. whatdidyousay!

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    I wish there were more doctors that are hoh , I had one and it was nice having a doctor who understood what it like being hoh and not getting pissed off if didn't understand what he said.
     
  4. Muse

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    I agree on Deaf/hoh/etc docs :)

    Also, any doctor that gets pissed off because of communication obstacles is a doctor I would replace fast.

    A doctor that gets pissed off because of communication obstacles, to me, is the kind of doctor that would misread a chart and give you an appendectomy instead of a skin graft.
     
  5. whatdidyousay!

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    I went to a doctor and misunderstood him and gave him the wrong answer and the jerk got up and said "If you don't answer me I am going to walk out of this room!"
    That the first and last time I saw that jerk. There was a nurse in the office that had the same last name as the jerk and I asked her if he was her husband and the
    nurse said " No !" She made it clear she couldn't stand him. I saw another doctor at the same office and I told him I haven't had a mammogram in awhile and the
    doc look at my medical record and said "It show right here you just had one 2 months ago !" He thought I was stupid b/c of my speech defect . I told him I didn't have
    a mammogram 2 months ago ! He looked at my record again and said "Yes you did !" I looked the doc in the face and said " I would had remembered if I had my breasts flatten like pancakes !" Finally I got through the doc thick head and reread the whole report and it didn't have my name on it ! Some idiot put some other
    woman mammogram result in my file! I thought OMG ! What if I did have a mammogram at the same time that woman did and she had cancer my damn fool of a doctor would had thought I had cancer ! I stop going that office , I liked the nurse I saw but the doctors were clueless about deaf and hoh people and rude too.
     
  6. HappinessCounts

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    Hello Vortec, have you tried disability employment job coach or specialist to help you find a job? Maybe you will have better luck? What kind of job are you looking for?

    I am sorry this world is just ignorant. Deaf people should have self employment training. If no employer wants them then better to work for yourself.
     
  7. BigHeart4U

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    You can do anything! Thanks to the availability of having Interpreter, Civil Rights, ADA, and technology such as now you have your own cell phone and you can communicate with hearing co-workers and patients or your leads (customers) or whatever they are depending on what job.

    You can do anything! And like I said before in another discussion on here that we need to have NELS (in the United States) that will eliminate discrimination for once for all and you will have better odd in being hired with the draft than with just applying like you do now.

    And companies under NELS law can not fire you for seven years if they did not like you. You can become the President of the United States or if you are from another country, be a president or prime minister. A Deaf person did in Europe and recently a Deaf became a senator in Spain.
     
  8. Ri Sol

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    If I could do anything, I'd love to become a pilot for major airlines :p
     
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