Regardless of who you are, how old you are, or what you’ve been doing in life thus far, there comes a time to evaluate one of the most important (if not the most important) questions: What makes me happy?
Your career and your job play a huge part in your life, so if you aren’t 100% satisfied in what you’re doing, you won’t find the fulfillment you’re looking for. If you identify as a people person, then it’s important to consider what career paths may be the most rewarding for you. Because when you enjoy your career, it can improve your wellbeing and give you a sense of purpose!
Here are a handful of ideas to get you started:
Become A Caretaker
Being a caretaker is an extremely rewarding job! As a caretaker, you may be responsible for a number of different day to day jobs for your patient, including health/medical, hygiene, medication management, and more. Although you may experience certain levels of stress at times, (depending on the severity of your client’s illness/issue or the age) the positives will always outweigh the negatives. Learn more about how you can start your career as a caretaker at careasone.com, by connecting with a hospital or nursing home, or by searching local listings.
Consider The Healthcare Field
Depending on your background and the type of qualifications you hold, you may find that becoming a nurse or doctor is the ideal career path for you. These are honorable jobs which have a lot of variation on a day to day basis. As a nurse or a doctor you can guarantee that no two days will be the same, especially because there will always be so much going on.
You may want to go one step further and specialize in a very niche area of practicing medicine or nursing; this will not only give you more options to choose from when you’re looking for jobs but it will ensure that you’re doing something you truly love.
Train as a Teacher
If you consider yourself to be a patient, kind, and calm person then becoming a teacher might be the perfect career path for you to take. There are a number of advantages to being a teacher, from holiday times to specific daytime hours of working, not to mention the incredible gift you are giving to children!
Whether you opt to work with children with special needs or you gear your teaching focus towards senior school students, there are so many different options available to you. Facilitating children to grow and build upon their invaluable life skills is extremely rewarding and you will be able to look back and see how many young ones you have helped along the way. If you aren’t sure what type of age group you want to work with, then why not try working in a handful of different schools so that you can see for yourself? If you need help getting started, try contacting a teacher directly to learn the first steps.
Charity Or Crisis Worker
Helping someone through a crisis is a vital and fundamental role in society. When somebody is in need, you may be the saving grace they’re looking for in order to climb out of a dark place and into calm and happiness.
There are a number of different charities you can work for, so start doing some research into the type of charity work you would like to pursue in the future. This could potentially be a more flexible career if you’re looking for varied hours or options to work from home and conduct virtual meetings. There are so many different companies that rely on qualified crisis workers to help them through difficult patches in their lives, so it’s certainly a rewarding career path to follow.
Counselor or Therapist
A counselor or therapist is a more formal title for someone who helps other people through rough times in their lives. For this type of career path, you will need a formal qualification to become a licensed therapist. There are a number of different types of therapy you can specialize in, which is ideal if you’re hoping to study something very specific.
Whether you want to go into child therapy or focus on those recovering from addiction, there are so many different types of counselors in the world who are making a huge difference to people’s lives. Going to therapy is one of the most rewarding things a person can do, as it gives them a safe space to explore their feelings and emotions when they’re going through a hard time at home. Ultimately, you can spend a few years training to become a counselor or therapist and build the most rewarding career as a result.
If you’re a creative soul who is always keen to help people who have the same interests as you, then why not become a coach in a creative industry? Perhaps you have experience in building a business and you want to pass on your knowledge to other people who may want to learn from your expertise. This type of career offers a degree of flexibility as you can offer your counseling or coaching sessions online or in person to your own schedule.
From helping people transform their interior of their home with a touch of interior design help, to assisting someone fulfill their dreams as a professional cake decorator, there are so many creative options you can choose from as a coach. Hone in on your skills and be the best you can be, so that you can pass on your advice and skills to other people.
Whichever path you choose to take, you should be extremely proud of yourself for your important contribution to society. The world needs more caring people like you, who are willing to put themselves out there and help others every single day within their chosen career path. Whether you’re choosing to care for people in their own homes, or you’re swaying towards being a special needs teacher, there are so many opportunities available to one who identifies as a ‘people person’—someone with a kind heart and plenty of ambition.
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