Re: Best job(s) for someone that has schizophrenia?
I worked as a software engineer. When they start adding more responsibilities it gets hard for me because I have a hard time doing more than one thing at a time. If I'm only on one project I'm ok, but if I'm on multiple projects I don't like it at all. When I'm having schizophrenia issues I have difficulties organizing information and that makes it hard to design and write software so I get frustrated at times. And people on my team get irritated because I'm taking a long time to get my stuff done.
I'm not sure what the best job is...I guess it depends on the person. I like jobs where I don't really have to interact with people much. I like computers and math, too, so computer science/math was good for me in college. It's nice being in an environment where, if I'm having issues, I can be away from people and just kind of deal with it in my own way. So, I guess there are a lot of factors to consider when you're deciding what you want to do for a job.