After high school, college, or time at a trade school, it can be hard deciding what the next step of your life is going to be — it can be even harder if you’re a person with autism.

Top Professions for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

1. Computer Science

Computer analyst, software developer, or working on data entry are just a few of the many jobs those with a computer science degree can do.

2. Accounting

Because people with autism tend to be very organized, detail-oriented, creative, and trustworthy, they make excellent accountants.

3. Finance

Break into the world of finance with these interesting jobs:

  • Investment Banker
  • Financial Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Personal Financial Advisor

4. Music

Are you passionate about music, either playing, listening to, or writing it? If so, you may have a successful career as a music teacher, luthier, or composer.

5. Novelist

From autobiographies about their own life to science fiction novels, people with autism have gone on to write some of the most influential books of our time.

6. Working with Animals

It’s safe to say that just about everyone finds comfort in the furry arms of a dog or cat, but people with autism tend to excel in animal-related careers. Not only has spending time with dogs and other animals been proven to help reduce anxiety, but careers like pet groomer, dog trainer, and veterinary technician are great for people who don’t enjoy or get nervous being around people.  

7. Technology

Because people with autism tend to look at the world around them differently, some of the most forward-thinking, successful programmers, designers, and tech enthusiasts have been people with autism. 


Are you looking to navigate your path to success? Debra Solomon of Spectrum Strategies helps young adults with autism and other learning challenges improve time management and organizational skills and guides them toward personal and professional goals by breaking larger goals into smaller, more manageable tasks. Her coaching is geared to facilitating the transition from school to college or employment. For more information and fees, call Debra at (516) 510-7637.