Background: I've just completed my MTech in Artificial Intelligence in India from a good university. However, I'm recovering from very serious eye strain, which requires me to not use the computer for more than 8 hours a day, close my eyes at intervals of 20 minutes of computer use and never compromise on sleep. By getting proper rest and sleep, I've started recovering, but my doctor advised trying to find a less strenuous job anyway.

I'm a natural organizer and automator. Rather than do something repeatedly, I'd rather write a program to automate it or if it's an organizational process, I'd rather talk to the necessary authorities and change the processes to make them more efficient. The problem is, many organizations (including the ones I've worked in) are too focused on delivery or are afraid that changes would upset things or be too costly or be upsetting to employees, so they don't really give a priority to automation.
Since I fit in naturally to such a job and since automation can save money for organizations, is there a way I can advertise myself in my resume or search for specific jobs (don't even know if such jobs exist) where the responsibility of the role is to identify areas for efficiency and automation and implement it?
However, this has to be done by also mentioning that I'd need to do it at my own pace (to not harm my eyes). Deadlines or sleep loss or pushing for early completion are a big NO.

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The role you seem to be looking for seems to be that of a business analyst. Try to look for jobs that advertise this role. Try to get some kind of degree/certification related to that role. Compiling a list of workflows you've analyzed and improved always helps (you've already done it).

Be honest and upfront about your special needs in the interview process and your CV, to filter out companies that see it as a kind of red flag. Read about the companies culture on platforms like glassdoor in order to get a clue how they handle their projects and deadlines (if everybody is complaining about being overworked: stay away).

The good part is that this job is not neccessarily done exclusively on the screen. You could do much work on paper, on a whiteboard or such. Try to find ways to get it to the computer - like electronic whiteboards that allow you to save your work digitally. Depending on the exact strain on your eyes: Could you find monitor-equipment that is less stressfull to them?


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