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Careers Working with the Deaf Community

There are many careers in Deafness-related fields that you can research, including:

  • Teaching Deaf Students
    • early intervention
    • pre-school
    • elementary school
    • middle school
    • high school
    • college & university
    • adult education
  • Sign Language Interpreting
    • community settings (medical appointments, meetings, interviews, theater, forums, panel discussions, etc.)
    • Video Relay
    • public schools
    • college & university settings
    • Advocating for the rights of Deaf people
    • Teaching about Deaf culture and sign language
    • Vocational Rehabilitation (job counseling)
    • Mental health counseling
    • Linguistics
    • Speech-language pathology
    • Audiology (hearing aids, cochlear implants, etc.)
    • History & research

    As the #1 career site in the deaf community, HireDeaf.com has more qualified traffic, more unique visitors and more job seeker accounts than any other site in the deaf community. HireDeaf.com provides a highly resourceful and dynamic exchange between opportunity seekers and employers.

    Gallaudet University
    At Gallaudet University, deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students and scholars join together in a unique community to learn, to teach, and to create. Full access and open communication drive the Gallaudet University vision. This means that no matter what your background might be, your welcome is assured.

    Gallaudet University Regional Centers
    The Gallaudet University Regional Centers offer extension courses, training workshops, and technical assistance to address the educational, transition, and professional development needs of deaf and hard of hearing people from birth through adulthood.

    Clerc Center: What to Expect for Careers in Deafness
    However you became interested in a career working with deaf or hard of hearing people, you'll find exciting opportunities await you.

    California State University, Northridge: National Center on Deafness
    California State Northridge, one of the first mainstream universities to accept deaf students in the 1960s, now hosts one of the largest deaf student populations among U.S. universities. Nearly 300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students receive sign language interpreting, real-time captioning and other special services each year through the university's renowned National Center on Deafness (NCOD).

    Western Oregon University: Regional Resource Center on Deafness
    The mission of Western's Regional Resource Center on Deafness is to prepare professionals in the Northwest to be qualified to serve the unique communication, rehabilitation, and educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and adults.

    The original deaflinx.com site was written and authored by Amy Frasu. Deaf Linx is now run by Ericka Wiggins. Here are the Facebook and Twitter pages for Deaf Linx.