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About Employment

One of the many choices we face in life is deciding on a career path. This is no different for folks living with cystic fibrosis. People with CF hold a wide variety of jobs in a variety of 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 CF, it is best to avoid jobs that have exposure 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 your CF social worker can help you connect to those programs.

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