A Different Point of View


Like any organization of our size, Mayo Clinic has many team members with visible and invisible disabilities. You bring unique insight into the experiences of so many patients, colleagues and members of our community. At Mayo Clinic, our diverse workforce encompasses more viewpoints, thoughts, and ideas to help solve the many challenges of today's health care environment.

Through a variety of partnerships and career fairs, we are always seeking qualified talent to help serve our patients. Resources like the disABILITY Mayo Employee Resource Group (MERG) are here to help you make the transition to a life-changing career.
For you, Mayo Clinic offers an opportunity to make an impact—personally, professionally, and in the world we all share.

Leading Disability Employer Award

The National Organization On Disability Announces Mayo Clinic as a 2019 'Leading Disability Employer'

Mayo Clinic is among fifty-two organizations that have been named a 2019 NOD Leading Disability Employer™. Now in its fourth year, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) Leading Disability Employer seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. This annual recognition is designed to applaud those organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring and encourage additional companies to tap into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including strong consumer preference for companies that employ individuals with disabilities and greater employee engagement across the workforce.

At Mayo Clinic you’ll find resources and partners dedicated to creating opportunities for candidates with disabilities and helping you build your career.

disABILITY Mayo Employee Resource Group

Mayo Employee Resource Groups—or MERGs—are organized by employees with a common cause or interest. Our disABILITY MERG aligns perfectly with Mayo Clinic values, working to make positive changes in the lives of employees, families and patients with visible and invisible disabilities. Our aim is to retain and develop current employees, recruit new talent, and remove barriers to inclusivity.


We are committed to reasonable accommodations in jobs or work environments that help employees perform their fundamental duties. Mayo Clinic has staff with expertise in medical and vocational management of disabilities, as well as compliance with state and federal legislation such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Minnesota Human Rights Act, and workers' compensation statutes.

We’re proud to work with some excellent organizations to promote inclusion and accessibility, both at Mayo Clinic and in our communities.

MaxAbility Employment Taskforce

Mayo Clinic has led the development of this taskforce to maximize career success for people with employment barriers, while also helping businesses meet their hiring needs. Our key strategies are networking meetings, an annual job and resource fair, membership, and marketing.

Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is a one-year, school-to-work transition program that happens entirely in the workplace. Total workplace immersion creates a seamless blend of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on training through worksite rotations. See more by watching this video.

Special Accommodations

If you need a reasonable accommodation to access a job opening or apply for a job, please contact our HR Connect team. HR Connect professionals are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, through calling 507-266-0440 or 888-266-0440 (toll-free).