What are your strengths?
1 in 5 people in the world are dyslexic which means that your brain sees the world differently.
New research by the University of Strathclyde has found that people with dyslexia are much better at being curious and exploring new ideas and more likely to be found in careers where this is an advantage, such as art, media, architecture, creativity, engineering and inventing things!
Selection of jobs using the value of I want to use my dyslexia strengths in my career.
- Aerospace engineer
- Automotive engineer
- Building control officer
- Civil engineer
- Costume designer
- Design and development engineer
- Fine artist
- Graphic designer
- Interior designer
- Landscape architect
- Make-up artist
- Marine engineer
- Materials engineer
- Packaging technologist
- Personal trainer
- Prop maker
- Set designer
- TV or film director
Explore more jobs and job sectors
Check out more than 800 other job profiles, the above list is just a selection of jobs where dyslexia talents will be greatly valued, there will be loads more!
These job sectors might be good places to start if you want to use your dyslexia skills in your working life, click on the job profiles to find out the details.
Do you have any of these dyslexic thinking skills?
- Spatial awareness - are you good at working out if a car will fit in a parking space or your clothes will fit in your suitcase?
- 'People' people - helpers, charmers, social organisers, peace makers.
- Movers - physical risk takers like skateboarding or gymnastics
- Makers - good at Lego, jigsaws, creating and building things
- Questioners - Spotting patterns, curious creative problem solvers, change makers
- Imaginers - making things up stories, and great communicators.
- Born to Entertain - like putting on a show, acting, singing, dancing etc
Watch this film to show how many global companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Virgin are actively seeking people with these ' dyslexic thinking skills' and this is now a feature on Linkedin, so employers can find people with dyslexia.
Famous people with dyslexia include; Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Pablo Picasso, Lewis Hamilton, Holly Willoughby, and Tom Cruise
Watch these Inspirational Talks about Dyslexia to hear about tapping into your strengths
80% of people leave school undiagnosed. If you think you might have dyslexia check out their free online test to identify your 'dyslexic thinking strengths'