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Degrees as a chronically ill student.

(I have a eye disease called corneal neuralgia, when it flares up I get really bad eye pain - it's debilitating and I have to keep my eyes closed)

I'm predicted 3 A*s (ill probably get AAB though), I initially wanted to do optometry but I can't because of my eye disease, before all this I wanted to become a psychologist and its realistic with my eye condition despite the fact that it takes ages.

Can anyone think of careers where I could work from home possibly? And it wouldn't require too much attention to detail as its hard to focus my eyes.And what degree I should pick to guarantee a decent paying job. (My eye treatment costs more than £250 a month)

I do a level business, biology and psychology. Please don't say a computer science degree
Are you asking about what degree subject you could realistically complete, or about a career that feasible with an unpredictable health problem but you expect to be paid heaps? And are you a UK or International applicant?
Original post by McGinger
Are you asking about what degree subject you could realistically complete, or about a career that feasible with an unpredictable health problem but you expect to be paid heaps? And are you a UK or International applicant?

Not heaps but at least 30k. I'm from the UK.
What are you interested in?

Have you experimented with screen reader and transcription tech?
Original post by PQ
What are you interested in?
Have you experimented with screen reader and transcription tech?

I like biology and psychology. I want to be able to help people/make an impact on the world. Yes I can use screen readers and transcriptions.
Hi,

Have you spoken to a careers advisor at your school or college? They may be able to to support you with figuring out what degree and future job may help you in the future.

As a university student, you will be able to apply for DSA. You would have a needs assessment which would go though, the things that you would require to help and support you while studying your degree at university. So things such as dictaphones, assistive technology, laptops and printers could be provided.

I would recommend that you pursue a degree that you’re interested in and don’t solely focus on the salary at the end. You’ll enjoy university a lot more if you have a genuine interest and love for the subject your studying.

Suzan - Student Ambassador

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