Eight careers are identified as those for whom individuals affected by a disability are good candidates, according to a recent report from CareerCast. A media release from CareerCast states that a greater number of companies that are hiring for jobs actively are seeking candidates who are affected by disabilities.

The release attributes this trend to the “Final Rule” of Section 503 off the Rehabilitation Act.

“Demand is pouring in as a result, and the numbers of newly hired candidates with disabilities will only continue to climb as new tracking measures are implemented next year,” says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast. “And the new hires aren’t limited to specific types of disabled applicants. The spectrum of employers that are hiring is as diverse as the candidates being hired.”

The CareerCast release also states that employers are increasingly seeing the value of candidates with disabilities regardless of the new hiring requirements. Some of that value is attributed to life experience, which positions individuals affected by a disability as ideal for businesses reaching out to the nation’s population of disabled individuals.

CareerCast ranks the top jobs for disabled candidates as follows: accountant, computer support specialist, management consultant, market research analyst, pharmaceutical sales, physician assistant, statistician, and vocational counselor.

[Source: CareerCast]