Tag Archives: Career Path

Question?: Asperger Syndrome

David asks…

Is becoming an investor a good career path for someone with asperger syndrome?

I am 17 years old, I suffer from asperger syndrome, I have a strong interest in the stock market, I would like to become an investor in it to try and get wealthy if I can. Is this a good career path for someone like me?

admin answers:

If you’re really a virtuoso in money, operation, finance, investments, business and all that, than I say YES! It’s a possibility. But there is just one catch. It depends on your level of understanding the social norms of the place of business or even the business’ culture. Your need to have the information exact and correct all the time is really important to you, depending on how you think, interpret, and process information compared to anybody else. You’d really have to explain your struggles in life (difficulty with certain tasks, difficulty with relating to fellow peers, difficulty increasing your verbal communication abilities at a maximum level like fellow peers, issues with certain situations or whatsoever, whatever your disorder has that holds roadblocks and limits your ways of getting out in life and doing other things.) so that we can understand you and let you know what you need to outgrow your weaknesses. Depending on what state you live in, you’ll have to discuss with your parents about possibilities for summer job opportunities that have to do with money and all that. If you’re gonna go to college and study money and business and whatever has to do with the stock market, it requires strong studying and reading in order to prepare yourself for the path you intend to follow. You may be an excellent reader, but technically, it depends on whether or not you get distracted easily. You may have to read about the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and articles talking about stock markets. Read the TIME Magazines, read articles discussing the economic crisis and what Obama’s doing to pass laws or do anything to provide us good money and welfare. Also, read about the businesses that are shutting down (like Toyota, Honda, and other cars; Toys R Us, other places). Take some accounting / business / money related classes (if you’re still in high school, or if you’re on your way to college). If you struggle with verbal communication, than read some books, including learn some new words, and observe what other people say. You may have a good memory in hearing other people speak. I’m just saying keep it up and try and learn more in order to prepare yourself.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Causes

Mandy asks…

How difficult is it for someone who has Aspergers Syndrome to become a law enforcement officer?

My husband is a deputy sheriff and he was recently diagnosed (after many years of misdiagnosis) with Aspergers. I want to see how this will come in to play with his career

admin answers:

Interesting question.

It is important to note that Asperger is a syndrome and not a disease. In other words, it is used to describe a range of behaviours and it is not associated with any specific cause.

Without knowing where you live it is hard to say whether there is some stigma attached to a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome that would affect his career path. However, you could try using the diagnosis in your favour: individuals with Asperger Syndrome often have unusually excellent auditory and visual perception. Both of these skills would be a plus for a law enforcement officer.

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