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Top Jobs for Helping People

Career Ideas | June 19, 2013


During your life, you’ll probably spend around 90,000 hours at work.

So if you thrive on helping people, think about choosing a career where you can dedicate all those hours to big-hearted work.

There are options in many fields—including healthcare, education, social work, and law— where you can strive to make your small corner of the world a better place.

Connect people in difficult situations to the resources they need as a Social Worker, or help them heal as a Nurse, Doctor, or Physical Therapist. Work with children facing unique challenges as a Special Education Teacher, or guide people through tough times as a Counselor. Organize people around a good cause as a Volunteer Coordinator, or Nonprofit Program Director. You could even provide spiritual support as a Chaplain or other religious worker.

While not all jobs that help people will score you tons of money, you’ll be more than rewarded by the satisfaction of making a difference. If you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself, check out the careers for altruists listed below!

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