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Different people look for different things from their career. There are those of us who want to pursue authority – they are well suited to leadership roles or may thrive if they decide to run their own business. Some of us want a huge salary that can provide us with a comfortable lifestyle. Some of us want flexible jobs that can fit around hectic familial or social calendars – these people might want to consider working from home or on a part-time basis. But what about those of us who want to pursue a career with the aim of helping others and making the world a slightly better place? Here are some careers for the particularly empathetic and caring amongst us!

Occupational Therapist

An occupational therapist is a healthcare worker who helps people to live their life independently when they are recovering from an accident or struggling with poor physical or mental health. They may help someone to complete day to day tasks such as caring for themselves, getting back into work, or becoming more social. You will need to complete specialist education and gain specialist qualifications, as well as completing on the job training before you will carry out the job independently. However, this is all more than worth the effort! Check out this information if this sounds good to you!

Social Worker

A social worker protects vulnerable members of society such as victims of neglect, the elderly, or the ill. They also help to adjust to major changes that they may have experienced in their personal lives, such as loss, divorce, unemployment, or illness. They will intervene and help to guide people in a direction that will improve their quality of life and ensure that any necessary injustice is served. This, of course, can prove to be an emotionally taught and high pressure work. But it’s more than worth seeing people’s lives improve thanks to your help!

Teaching

There are various types of teachers who deal with individuals of different capabilities and age groups. But all teachers help to nurture people’s minds, help them to develop specific academic and creative skills, and can provide them with the means of gaining qualifications that can shape their personal progression and career development. You will generally need to have a higher qualification than the people you teach. So, you will need a bachelor’s degree to teach children and teens or a PhD to teach college students. This may take a while to achieve, but you can then make sure that you do a good job and can answer any questions or provide any knowledge that you need.

These are just a few different careers that can help you to improve the life of others. Each has its own perks alongside improving the world, so it’s definitely worth looking into them and seeing which would best suit you!

Aggie Aviso

Aggie Aviso describes herself as her family’s storyteller and memory keeper. A mom to two kids ages 14 and 8, she is certainly past the age of sleepless nights and adorable pigtails. However, motherhood stays exciting, more meaningful and yes, more challenging. She takes it all in stride, knowing fully well that moments pass by in a blink of an eye. As Gretchen Rubin famously said, “The days are long, but the years are short.” She has discovered how wonderful it is to have those fleeting moments in time documented in their family books and has made it her personal mission and passion to be able to tell their stories for her future grandkids. You can read more about her here.. Subscribe to blog updates and the occasional letter here.

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