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5 Careers That Help Other People

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David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

There are plenty of factors to consider when it comes to choosing a career. How likely you are to obtain a position, how much you’ll earn, how future-proof the job is, and the impact that it has on the world. This last point is often overlooked, but it’s important to consider. There are some jobs that will pay you a good wage, but which have an extremely negative impact on the world. 

Wouldn’t it be nicer to have a career that helps people? Sure it would. In this blog, we’ll take a look at five of the best options if that’s your objective.


Everyone needs a good teacher in their life if they’re going to reach their full potential. After all, no one makes it to the top of their own personal mountain without some help along the way. If you have an aptitude for explaining things and like to see others succeed, then why not consider becoming a teacher? You can teach young kids, teenagers, or adults; it doesn’t matter — if you bring enough enthusiasm to the table, you’ll make a difference.


Everyone values their health. If you work in healthcare, then you’ll be helping people during their lowest moments, and that’s something that’s truly special. You can become a doctor, nurse, or work in an administrative position. Plus, the healthcare industry is wide, too, so you can choose which specific area you want to work in, based on your interests. 


Some people are natural athletes. Others need a little help in order to become their brilliant best. If you’re interested in health and fitness, and want to help other people, then look at getting personal trainer certification online. Once you have it, you’ll be able to work with members of the public in gyms, guiding them through everything they need to do to achieve their fitness goals. This job always scores highly on job satisfaction surveys, too, so it’s likely that you’ll enjoy the work!

Mental Health

As well as people’s physical health, what about helping to improve people’s mental health? There are many people out there that need a bit of help — depression is on course to become the world’s most common illness, after all. If you’re empathetic and knowledgeable, then consider training to become a therapist.

Front Line 

Any job that helps people in their most dire moments is worthwhile. If you’re strong and brave, then why not consider becoming a firefighter? It’s one of the most respected jobs that a person can do, and with good reason. You’ll be there to rescue people when they really need it — and that’s important. 


This is far from an exhaustive list of the careers that help other people, but they are the ones that are most in demand and which will likely be just as in-demand in the years to come, too. Work towards obtaining one of the above positions, and it won’t be long before you’re both helping other people and making a good income! 



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