Conventional Jobs

What is a Conventional job? Many of the other job categories are easier to understand, we know what an artistic or social job could be but recognizing a conventional job can be a bit tricky. People who work in conventional jobs tend to enjoy clerical, organizational, or administrative work. They are typically organized, detail-oriented, and good with administrative tasks. Some jobs in this category can include bankers, financial managers, economists, paralegals, web developers, and research assistants.

Dr. Douglas Webber

Economist, Professor of Economics

Dr. Douglas Webber, who is legally blind, is an associate professor of economics at Temple University and a senior economist on the Federal Reserve Board.

Timothy Vernon

Senior Customer Service Representative, Eversource Energy

Timothy Vernon is a customer service representative at Eversource Energy who earned his Bachelor's in communications from Fitchburg State University in 2006.

Jenaya Smith

Customer Service Representative, Neighborhood Health

Jenaya Smith is a customer service representative for Neighborhood Health, an insurance company offering Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health insurance plans.

Tara Chavez

Quality Assurance and Testing, Specialist, US Forest Service

Tara Chavez lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and works as a quality assurance tester with the US Forest Service. Having lost her sight at the age of three, she feels that blindness is all she knows and identifies with.

Kim Charlson

Librarian, Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library
Kim Charlson is the executive director of Perkins Library and is the North American/Caribbean regional president for the World Blind Union. She has a Bachelor's of Political Science and Government from Willamette University and a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas.

Kane Brolin

Financial Planner

Kane Brolin is a financial planner and owner of Brolin Wealth Management. He received a Bachelor of Science in speech communication at Iowa University and a Master's in management at Northwestern University.