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Careers for a colorblind person

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by darius8, Oct 9, 2013.


  1. Hey guys, I've got a nephew who's looking for a new career. But since he's colorblind (the red /green type) he may not have a wide selection. He likes working with his hands and wants something technical but I'm thinking he'll have to be more realistic.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Handyman

    Handyman

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Really? Unless you want to fly aircraft, I don't think color blindness is going to limit your career opportunities.

    What exactly do you think he won't be able to do?
     
  3. fisticuffs

    fisticuffs

    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    Nike NCAA Football uniform designer.
     
  4. An estimated 7-10% of men are red-green colourblind. He'll be fine :)
     
  5. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    Winnipeg
    Design traffic lights?? :D
     
  6. Play bass
     
  7. Well, I'm ruling out anything medical or mechanical repairing because I think being able to see colors are important to succeed in that line of work.
    My suggestions to him was: Solar (PV) design and installation, computer programming or repair, fiber optic installation, wireless technology, drafting.

    Not to sure of these: welding technology, construction management, web site designing, waste water management.
     
  8. Yeah, I don't see why colorblindness would affect career opportunities.

    If he wants to do something technical, with his hands, then he could be a machinist.
     
  9. This was my first suggestion. :D It was a no-go.
     
  10. I'll add that one to the list.
     
  11. hahaha:D
     
  12. uOpt

    uOpt

    Jul 21, 2008
    Boston, MA, USA
    Makeup artist :)
     
  13. For the Zombie flics I'm sure, you can't go wrong, right? :D
     
  14. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    Golf.
     
  15. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    How bad is his colorblindness? Don't limit him when it probably won't be a problem.
     
  16. aborgman

    aborgman Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2007
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    Red-Green deficiency does not mean you can't see red/green.

    It means you have reduced acuity, and you tend to have a hard differentiating greenish-brown from reddish-brown.

    Seeing things like red/green stop lights? Not an issue for someone with normal red-green deficiency.

    The only place I've ever found it a hindrance is in blood tracking deer.
     
  17. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    HE IS COLORBLIND YOU SAY? CAN HE HEAR THIS?

    IF NOT, PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG:

    IT WARMS MY HEART THAT SOCIETY NO LONGER DISCRIMINATES AGAINST THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS! WE'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY!

    :D
     
  18. I'm color blind. It held me back from my first job choice in the US Navy, but that wasn't really a big deal.

    He can't be a pilot. The military will exclude him from working on electronics. Certain Fire Departments will not allow him certain jobs.

    Most other things he'll be fine.
     

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