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User's Manual: Joints

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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Lawyer and engineer

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In some job categories, there are good and bad options for people with pain. A trial lawyer, who may need to be confined to a seat for days on end: Bad. Other kinds of law where you have more mobility can be good.

A structural engineer, who may have to climb around in buildings, might be a poor fit, but other kinds of engineering can work out just perfectly. Both occupations tend to offer benefits and potentially flexible scheduling.

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