The unemployment rate for people with epilepsy is two to three times that of the general population. For those with uncontrolled seizure disorders, it may be as high as 50%. Furthermore, people with epilepsy who are gainfully employed tend to be underemployed or earn less than people who do not have epilepsy. Physicians are in a unique position of being able to advocate for appropriate employment opportunities for people with epilepsy. The following information may help health care professionals working with or communicating with patients and employers about work related issues and epilepsy.