Best and Worst Jobs for People in Pain

On-the-job pain management starts with finding an occupation that meets your needs.
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Amy Beamer, a 38-year-old from Tampa, Fla. has had rheumatoid arthritis for a decade. A CPA by trade, she found accounting to be a manageable career, even when her arthritis got more aggressive.

She did find, however, that stress could trigger flare-ups. She used to travel and work long hours, but was able to cut back to four days a week and avoid high-stress situations. An understanding employer and flexible work hours have allowed her to continue to work. "You don’t have to stop working, but sometimes you just can’t do the things you used to do," she says.

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