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Re: in college for career. accounting not for me anymore?

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Patte Rosebank
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Considering that people with ADD have tremendous difficulty with details, such as in paperwork, I’d say that accounting and IT work would be areas that probably would NOT be a good fit for an ADHD brain.

Me, I couldn’t stand IT work. I found it repetitive, boring, and soul-destroying. Plus, the fact that it was coding, and if you messed up one tiny detail, the program wouldn’t work properly (and it was even easier for me to make a mistake, since I was working in a cube farm, where I couldn’t get away from the distractions of conversations & noise), I’m amazed that I lasted there as long as I did.

As for your question about tech. schools vs. traditional colleges—when the company sent me and the other coders to take courses in programming, SQL databases, etc., I found it boring and completely impossible to absorb, because I couldn’t concentrate on it. These courses were all at Tech. schools, and many of the instructors were great with programming, but their people skills and teaching styles (or lack of them) made it nearly impossible for me to stay awake in class, let alone absorb and understand what they were teaching.

Before you jump blindly into another course of study, I’d highly recommend taking some vocational testing to determine exactly what your interests and skills and learning style are. That way, you’ll have a much better chance of succeeding.

Of course, whatever you study, your first step should be to meet with your college’s student assistance office, to arrange for the necessary accommodations for your ADHD. If you arrange these BEFORE you find yourself in over your head, you may be able to prevent yourself from getting in over your head.

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