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Published On: Mon, Jan 21st, 2019

Career Choices for People Want to Make a Difference in the World

We all want our lives to be meaningful, but some people actually want to change the world. If that sounds familiar to you, then this is something that should be reflected in the career you choose for yourself. How can you change the world with your work? By putting all of your passion and dedication into it and sending your message out there. Don’t think there is a formula for that. You can change the world with your work in a number of fields.

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Here are a few examples:

Become a Teacher

Shaping the minds of the world’s youth will certainly build the foundation for tomorrow’s society, so if you want to change the world, become a teacher and you will do so with every one of your students. You will get to teach them about your chosen subject, stir up their curiosity for it, nurture it, and help them visualize how it is linked to their day-to-day lives. You will also have a few extraordinary students, who show true potential for your subject. Guide them down their path to opening new doors in your field.

Become a Giver of New Hope

There are people out there who have hit rock bottom and deserve a second chance, and you could be the one who gives it to them. Having compassion towards others and an ability to listen and give thoughtful advice can go a long way, and for some, this can become a fulfilling career. ¬†You can take your natural caregiving instincts and utilise them in a professional manner by getting certified to deal with mental health issues. Bringing people back on their paths changes the world because it makes mistakes, scars, bumps and bruises redeemable and fixable. Giving people new hope and guiding them back to the light might bring back some of the world’s most remarkable people. Of course, social work is extremely consuming, but also very rewarding.

Become a Healer

Caring for the sick and bringing them back to health changes the world, at least for them. If you opt for a career in the medical field, you will undoubtedly make a difference for every single one of the people you save. Be prepared for sleepless nights, constant stress, but also for the unique opportunity of mending somebody’s suffering. There is more than being a doctor to the medical field. You can also choose a career in nursing, pharmacy, recovery medicine, emergency medicine, and many others.

Become a Story Teller

While hardcovers and paperbacks have lost ground to Kindles, the written word has lost none of its influence. If you want to make a difference, then give the world something to think about. As a writer, you get to interact with your readers directly and send them your message in great detail. All you have to do is present it in a compelling manner. Good books have shaped the minds of great people, who have gone on to do big things, so have faith and tell your story!

Become a Researcher

The world is changing and we are changing along with it, but some of us are the vessels of change. As a researcher, you could actively participate in the evolution of your chosen professional field. You can study ecology, astronomy, politics, or any given subject, but as a researcher, you will be paving the way for its evolution.

Become a Defender

We all make mistakes and we all get into trouble, and when we do, we need somebody to come help us. You could be that person and you will make a difference for those you defend. As an attorney, you can help people prove their innocence or seek justice for wrongdoings in a court of law. As a law enforcement specialist, you can answer their calls for help and get them out of harm’s way.

Become a Savior

Life can put us in very dangerous situations and we may find ourselves in need of rescuing. If you want to become a saviour in your day-to-day job, then you can opt for emergency services. Become a firefighter and get people out of burning buildings. Become an EMT and you will deal with life or death situations on a daily basis. Be the one who’s strong in an emergency situation and it will make a difference for a lot of people.

Author: Bill Gordon

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