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Is your career feeling a little stunted? Are you one of those people who love to help others? You’re not alone! Most people wish that their jobs were much more rewarding, and even though there’s nothing wrong with doing a job that’s straightforward and pays the bills, for some people, they just want more.

Having the opportunity to help others as part of your daily working life is incredibly rewarding, but if you’re thinking about switching careers it might be difficult to know which one is right for you. When you’re dealing with other people, although you’re helping them, you’ll have to deal with all kinds of scenarios and pressures. 

Here we’ll explore which vocations can help you reach out to others and create a rewarding career. 

A lawyer

Not just considered fountains of knowledge, lawyers are essentially there to inform people who are in need. Whether you’ve been in a car collision and it could have been avoided, or your loved one has been killed in an accident – you can speak with a local wrongful death lawyer (based in Alexandria) here – you’re trying to gain access to your children or divorce your cheating partner, you’ll find that lawyers are the first people those in a legal quandary will reach out to. 

A career as a lawyer will see you rub shoulders with people of all backgrounds and walks of life, making it incredibly rewarding and challenging!

Mental health advocate

From mental health nurses to mental health councilors, therapists and support workers, there are plenty of varied and exciting roles in the mental health sector. Attitudes are changing towards mental health and more people than ever before are reaching out for help and guidance. 

Whether that’s due to childhood trauma, social anxiety, depression or even PTSD, your help could make a real difference to someone else’s life and help them feel better equipped to cope with their experiences and hopefully look forward to the future.

Interpreter or translator

Are you any good at languages? What about sign language? If so, you could find yourself flourishing in this type of career. Whether you’re helping translate for an immigrant who needs medical care or encouraging a child refugee to get to grips with their new school and education. If you have sign language skills you could help someone with a disability to communicate effectively. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping to bridge a communicative gap between cultures or disabilities. 

And finally, a family social worker

This job is incredibly difficult but also equally rewarding. As a family social worker, you can help families who are on the poverty line, provide them access to food and housing services to keep them off the streets and improve the quality of their lives. 

You’ll learn to recognize the signs of child endangerment, potentially saving lives and giving vulnerable children and those at risk of abuse or neglect a real chance at life. Not only that but you’ll also be helping the elderly and ensuring that they’re getting the help and support they need. 

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Jeremy Kaplan

A 50-something year old lifestyle, career, and education blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia. Years of experience in the office setting working with others and still loving it year-after-year.

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