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jobs for people with arthitis
Anon_81997 posted:
What types of work are best suited for people with arthitis LIKe RA & OA? I am looking for a new job and thought about my medical conditions this time more carefully.I thought I would ask to see if theres any jobs that are better than others?
Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi and welcome to WebMD,

I look forward to seeing what others here have to say. I do think you'll need to consider where you feel the RA the worst because what works for one person may not work for another.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
Born_to_be_blonde responded:
I am a receptionist and office manager and it is perfect. I get the perfect balance of being on my feet and sitting down. I seem to have quite a bit more cpu knowledge than the others that I work with so I create a lot of organizational charts and do most of the corspondance (sp) between departments.

I have been really lucky to have the abilty to order things to make my life easier at work too. I have cushions for my mouse hand, in front of the keyboard, a fan/heater for those days I cant regulate myself, a multifunctional headset so my hands dont hurt from holding the phone & back support for my chair.

I started my job while I was having pain but I was undiagnosed until recently. I have always done a great job and have taken on more responsibilities than asked so when I say I cant physically do something one day its not a big deal.

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