Want a smile on your face every day when you go to work? Everyone needs help from time to time, and it’s amazing when someone reaches out to you to give their expertise or a helping hand. There’s also nothing better than helping someone and seeing your efforts go to good use. It gives an incredible feeling of joy and encourages you to do it more. Why not keep this amazing feeling going and take up a career in which you will be helping people every day? Imagine feeling content with your career because you help make people’s lives that little bit better - sounds amazing right? Check out these careers for people who like helping people - many of these require NO SPECIAL SKILLS so you could get out there now!
1. Social Media Influencer
Yes this answer is self-serving but I have had so much fun helping others conquer the workaday world with style and poise. That is the mission of Polished Professionals and there is nothing better than hearing that a post helped someone or that sharing my own struggles encouraged people to know they are not alone. What joy that is. And all you need is a smart phone and a mission! You can read more about how to be an influencer here and of course you can leave your questions in the comments! I LOVE hearing from you.
2. Medical Administrator
This is the friendly face you see when you walk into a doctor's office. Many people have a misunderstanding about the sheer volume of work that medical administrators actually do. The truth is, they do more than simply answer the phone or sit at the reception desk waiting for someone to check themselves in. Here’s a list of a few key roles: 1) Dealing with paperwork from consultants and hospital appointments and making sure that the Doctor sees it in a timely manner, 2) Chaperoning patients that have intimate consultations and want a chaperone, 3) Phoning ambulances at the Doctors request, 4) Helping with medication requests and ensuring patients get their prescriptions on time, and 5) Logging all information that’s received from patients and Doctors to ensure medical records are correct and that the patient is receiving the best care. The feeling that you get from helping someone get the best care that they’re after is empowering. Another bonus is that you don’t need any special qualifications for the job, and you meet some incredible people!
Nurses are incredible caregivers. Their roles range from visiting a housebound patient to bandaging up surgery wounds. This is another position where you get the chance to meet some amazing people, all while helping them feel that little bit better. Some nurses choose to train for dressings and more simple procedures to begin with. Once you’ve gained your ASCP certification, you’re able to undertake roles like taking blood too, so not only can you further your career, but you’re able to help people even more than before!
You could take up teaching for the perfect chance to help people every day. Whether you choose to teach children to adults, you’re giving people the chance to learn more and progress further in life. The feeling that you will get once you see someone understand something that they’ve been struggling with is like no other. You will literally have the chance to mould the minds of the future, and also meet some incredible minds along the way too! Check out these teaching courses to see if there’s one that’s right for you!
5) Personal trainer
Imagine being able to help someone achieve the way they want to look with their body, and also reach fitness goals that they’d have never dreamed of without the help of a personal trainer? Being there to coach and motivate someone is an incredibly empowering role to take on. Another bonus with becoming a personal trainer is that you can stay fit and healthy just by simply working! No particular certifications are required but to teach classes like yoga and of course to ensure you don't hurt anyone you would need to have a good understanding of effective techniques and proper alignment.
6) Police officer
Police officers are often thought of as people who you should be scared of when you are driving too fast on the highway but remember that police officers are here to serve and protect and should be the first contact you turn to when you’re feeling scared or in danger. Taking on a role like this requires immense bravery, and the ability to cope with situations that arise in the community. However, the feeling of making someone feel safe again, or simply helping someone that’s in need is the reward that you will take away each and every day.
7) Tour guide
Finally, a career that could be a little more adventurous and more enjoyable than most is the tour guide. Whether you’re choosing to become a tour guide of your hometown, or you’re going to relocate somewhere warm, having the ability to be able to help tourists see the hot spots and find their way around is amazing. All you need is a good knowledge of the area, a bubbly personality, and a smile that can instantly warm hearts.
Which careers did we miss and which ones are you considering right now?
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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