For many, a great career means a great big salary; however, for others, it can mean making a difference and doing something worthwhile. There are plenty of jobs in education, and there are different options when it comes to medical careers or the emergency services, but there are also things you could do which might not have ever considered and they could be making a difference to the whole world.
It doesn’t have to be helping people directly, but being a scientist does help people and can make a huge difference to a lot of people’s lives. As a scientist, you could be protecting the environment in developing new drugs to ensuring that products, foods, and industrial processes are safe.
While some lawyers work directly with their clients and help them when it comes to criminal defense and representing them when they are in trouble. There are many other roles which might not seem like they are helping someone one on one, but in fact, they really are. For example, you could specialize in immigration law and support people claiming asylum, or pursue a career in child protection law, keeping children safe from neglect or abuse.
A lot of jobs as an engineer really benefit the public, for example, we wouldn’t have clean water, defense, renewable energy, the rail network, and public buildings that are warm, light and safe if it wasn’t for engineers.
The Armed Forces
Joining the armed forces or the services is working for your country and helping to keep your country protected. Within the forces, there are all sorts of specialist roles, and you can join with or without a degree.
Working In Finance
You could work for a charity or public sector body managing its finances, or be employed by an accountancy firm to audit these organizations and check no one is messing with the books.
Consultants help businesses to make changes or improvements, but some do the same with public sector bodies or charities too, which means that you could be making a massive difference to good companies and charities.
In today’s world, we need more and more people to be working in IT and to be protecting people with cybersecurity or just as above; you could work in IT for a charity or public sector employer to support its work and make all the difference.
Being a social worker can be very tough but very rewarding. Social workers work with people and families who need support, and it could be helping elderly people, adults with mental health issues or adults with learning difficulties or it could be working with children in care or families in which there are child protection concerns.
There are a number of roles within social work so it is a very interesting industry to work in and no matter what experience you qualifications you have, you will find something that will suit you if this is the kind of thing you really want to do.
PS Just go for what you love and the rest will fall into place ?!
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