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Examples of jobs done by people who stammer/ stutter

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Last updated 15th Februrary 2021.

This page gives examples of people who stammer doing various jobs. I have taken particularly people you can read about on the internet in relation to the job, so that you can find out more.

This page shows only examples of jobs and should not be taken as any kind of representative sample. Certainly don’t assume that there isn’t someone who stammers doing some job because it isn’t mentioned here. There almost certainly is. It’s probably just that I don’t know of it appearing on the internet yet. Do let me know of anyone you think should be included, including any links for them (allan@atyrer.net).

Also look at ‘Stambassadors’ (actionforstammeringchildren.org) which has videos by people who stammer in different jobs.

Accountant

Air traffic controller

Note: check CAA Medical standards (caa.co.uk) which refer to speech disorders.

Armed forces

Banking

Call centre

Clergy

Coaching/counselling

Computers

  • Graduate software engineer (YouTube video), 2018 from Stambassadors
  • Advice from a veteran of the high tech industry from Gunars Neiders, systems engineer/computer programmer at the Boeing Company and a registered counsellor, Washington. On ISAD Online Conference 2000. Includes link to discussion.

Consultant

Customer service

Driving

Firefighter

Human resouces

  • Louis Roden – human resources executive in Georgia on ISAD Online Conference 2000. Includes link to discussion.

Journalist

Lawyer

Lecturer

See below Teacher / Lecturer.

Management

Medical (eg doctor, nurse, vet)

Own business

  • I cannot imagine life without my stammer (stamma.org), 2020 – garden designer
  • When stuttering is a gift with Kevin Hartford (Ep. 439), on stuttertalk.com, 2014 – Kevin Hartford joins Peter Reitzes to discuss how stuttering prevented him from being hired for jobs, but also propelled him to start his own small business and go on to achieve great success
  • Minding your own business (archive of stammering.org), 2006. Three people who started their own business.

Performing and broadcasting

Actors

Broadcaster

Comedians

Singers & musicians

Social media

Personnel

See Human Resources above.

Pilot

Note: check CAA Medical standards (caa.co.uk) which refer to speech disorders.

Police

Politics

Project management

Radio/TV

Sales

  • Ann van der Berg, 2000 – sales representative in South Africa
  • Sales assistant: see Job talk (stamma.org), 2010. “[My manager] once told me I was the best sales assistant she’d ever met! Praise indeed! This was partly due to the fact that I also regularly achieved the highest weekly sales in the team”.

Scientist

Speech and language therapist

Sport

Teacher / lecturer /education

Trade union official

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