What Kind of Jobs Can I Get?
Arizona Employment First believes that people with disabilities should have control over the kinds of work they want to do. There are many different ways to work.
Competitive Integrated Employment: This type of work means:
- You are hired and paid directly by their employer (not by a job agency or state program)
- You work in your community
- You work and interact with people with and without disabilities
- You don’t work in a group or enclave with other workers with disabilities
- The amount of time you work each week is based on your choices, wants, and needs
- You are paid the same and work the same number of hours as workers without disabilities doing the same job.
- You receive at least minimum wage and have the same access to benefits as workers without disabilities doing the same job
- If you are self-employed, you make the same amount of money someone without a disability would be making doing the same work.
Work can look different for different people. You can be:
- Self-Employed: You have your own business and decide your own hours and job tasks
- Employed by Others: You work for someone else, and your boss decides your hours and job tasks
You can also decide how much you would like to work. Options include:
- Full-time: Working full time means working about 40 hours a week. This usually means working 8 hours per day. These jobs often have benefits and perks that other jobs do not, such as health insurance and paid vacation.
- Part-time: Working part time means working less than 35 hours per week. These kinds of jobs often do not have as many perks or benefits as full-time jobs.
- If you are Self-Employed, you can decide how much you work. Working less means you will make less money.