Many people go into their chosen career for a reason; people don’t just end up there. There’s usually something that prompts that move, even if the person wasn’t fully aware of it when they began. For some people, it’s because the job involves their passion. For others, it’s all about the money. Then there are people who spend their career working, in one way or another, with other people. If you’re one of those people who understands others and wants to improve their life, then try one of the career options we’ve outlined below.
Is there any job that gives more to humanity than healthcare-related jobs? We don’t think so. This is a desirable career path for multiple reasons — you’re giving back, helping others, it’s usually interesting work, and it’s diverse, too; you can be a doctor or a nurse, or a researcher behind the scenes. This is one of the smarter job choices you can make, too, since it’s an industry that is going to explode in the coming years (indeed, eight of the top ten jobs scheduled for growth are simply different ways of saying ‘nurse.’).
The great thing about becoming a nurse is that you can start to pursue this in your spare time without giving up your current job. One of the many concerns people have when changing career is that you have to go back to college, but you can get an online Master of Nursing with minimal travel to an educational institution. If not healthcare, then look at the other frontline services, such as police work or firefighting.
Starting a Business
There are multiple ways the world is pushed in a good direction — sometimes it’s policy, sometimes it’s people working hard collectively, and sometimes it’s by businesses. Whether we like it or not, companies have a ridiculous amount of power in this world, and that doesn’t seem like it’s going to change any time soon. As such, one of the more effective ways of helping others is by starting your own business. A good way to go about this is by thinking about a problem that affects people, and how you can help reduce that problem.
Marketing a Business
If you’re not able — or don’t want — to start your own company, then you can look at getting the message out about ones that you believe in. Working in marketing has multiple benefits for people who enjoy other humans: first, it’s a platform that uses your skills of understanding, and you can also choose to work with the companies and organizations that do the most good in the world. To get started, look at taking a higher education marketing course; it’ll give you the essentials you need to get ahead in your career. This is another industry that has a bright future, too.
Shaping the Future
We mentioned earlier that companies were one of three areas of life that have a big influence on global affairs; the others are in policy and non-governmental organizations. If you want to make a positive impact on people’s lives, then why not look at working in these fields? It’s actually easier than most people think to get involved in politics, though you’ll need to slowly work your way up to reach the point where you have influence. The potential for making a difference is substantial in these areas.