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Examples of jobs done by people who stammer/ stutter

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Last updated 28th June 2019.

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

Acting / performing

Actors

Broadcaster

Comedians

Singers

Armed forces

Banking

Call centre

Clergy

Coaching/counselling

Computers

Customer service

Driving

Fireman

  • Case in the Ohio courts (i.e. in the United States) – held that a person who stuttered at interview but could do the job of a firefighter had been unlawfully discrimated against.

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

Personnel

See Human Resources above

Pilot

Police

Politics

Radio/TV

Sales

  • Ann van der Berg – sales representative in South Africa.
  • Sales assistant: see Job talk (link to BSA website). “[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

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