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About Employment

One of the many choices we face in life involves our future careers.

This is no different for folks living with cystic fibrosis. People with cystic fibrosis hold a wide variety of jobs in many work settings, but some important considerations should be taken before deciding on a career.

A career choice needs to be driven by a person's interests and skills. However, when living with cystic fibrosis, it is best to avoid jobs that would expose someone to air pollution, smoke, dust, fumes, infectious diseases, etc. It is also helpful to keep in mind that heavy physical labor may be difficult to sustain over many years.

Vocational rehabilitation programs can provide help with career planning and job choices, and a cystic fibrosis social worker can help you connect to those programs.

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