In 2016 job satisfaction in the USA reached a new low and that’s a worrying statistic. We spend nearly thirty percent of our lives at work. This means that taking into account both sleep and traffic, you probably spend more time at work than you do with your family. If that fact depresses you, you might be keen to make sure that your job does matter to you. That it does give you the satisfaction that you do this. But how do you do this? Well, the best way to get satisfaction from your career is to choose a career that allows you to make a real difference in the world.
That way, when you come home after a long day, you’ll know that it was all worth it. The question then becomes what careers give you that level of job satisfaction and allow you to feel as though you’ve made a difference. The answer?
Work For A Charity
There’s no better way to feel like you’re making a difference in the world than to work for a charity. Charity’s are set up and based on the idea of helping those unable to help themselves. If you want to work for a charity, there are a whole variety to choose from such as Shelter and Amnesty International. It all depends on the people you want to help and the type of difference that you want to make.
If you’re working for a charity, you will spend every day of your life working to make other people’s lives better and improve their prospects. It can be very rewarding work, but it certainly won’t be easy.
Becoming A Teacher
Or perhaps you want to make a difference in the lives of children. If that’s the case, you should think about becoming a teacher. Working as a teacher will provide you the opportunity to shape the minds of the next generation and ensure that they are the people they need to be. You can also help them learn by engaging their attention in new and exciting ways. It can be great fun to be a teacher and once again, it’s a career that will fill you with a sense of achievement at the end of each day. Or, at the very least the end of each month.
There are plenty of people in the world today who need personal guidance. That’s exactly what a social worker provides. Whether you are working with drug addicts, children or vulnerable adults, you will be helping them come to terms with their issues, and you’ll be able to deal with them together. There are social work masters online programs if you are interested in this job possibility. After a couple of semesters online, you should have all the knowledge you need to help those in need and provide a trusted service in your community. The only issue with social work is that people often become attached to their clients. This can be difficult if things don’t go the way you might hope.
Work As A Doctor
If you’re not scared of studying and hard work you could become a doctor. Working as a doctor, you could be saving lives or changing the life of your patients for the better. You might even be able to radically alter medical treatment for the better and provide patients with fresh chances of recovery. To become a doctor you will need to go through at least ten years of training and studying. It can take a while to reach the point where you are actually working independently as a doctor. But once you get there, you’ll find the feeling of holding life and death in your hands to be absolutely incredible, and there is nothing quite like knowing you saved someone’s life.
Your Art Matters
Of course, ultimately any career can be meaningful and make a difference in the world if you are committed enough. For instance, you might be an aspiring writer. Perhaps you dream of one day getting a novel published. On that day, you won’t know it, but that novel will have touched countless lives. It might change how they think about themselves, the world or the people around them. So, even though you don’t see it, this just shows that a little passion can help you make a difference in any career. All it takes is a little determination and a lot of belief.
Are you ready to start making a difference and changing the world in your career?
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