What's one career where you can help others?

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    What's one career where you can help others?

    From helping people look and feel their best to curing and treating illnesses, here are nine answers to the question, What are careers where you can help others?

    • Build Others' Confidence in Fashion and Retail
    • Save Lives as a Registered Nurse
    • Advance Society and Culture With Storytelling
    • Support Others as a Therapist
    • Assess Emergencies as a 911 Dispatcher
    • Assist Those in Need With Support Work
    • Inspire Fellow Foodies as a Food Blogger

    Build Others' Confidence in Fashion and Retail

    With a career in fashion and retail, you help clients look and feel their best. There's a significant difference in how someone carries themselves when they feel confident in an outfit that expresses who they are from the inside out. Helping to give the gift of confidence to others is an honor.

    Cesar  Cruz
    Cesar CruzCo-Founder, Sebastian Cruz Couture

    Save Lives as a Registered Nurse

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no other profession I can think of that does the most for more people than a registered nurse. That became even more clear based on how many patients they treated and how they boldly and bravely took care of the sick, even as they were being exposed to a virus we knew so little about a few years ago.

    That was a display of bravery that we rarely see in the civilian sector. They are required to know so much while having a bedside manner that helps keep patients in various conditions calm and comfortable. It's such a rewarding job—and one with immense value. You're on health care's front lines, and there is no job more important than that.

    Sean Doherty
    Sean DohertyGM, Box Genie

    Advance Society and Culture With Storytelling

    One career path that allows you to help others meaningfully is by working as a creative storyteller. Whether that be as a journalist, documentary filmmaker, photographer, illustrator, or otherwise—you have the power to reach large groups of people with the stories you choose to tell. Through the medium of your choice, you can present new ideas, offer different perspectives, and ultimately drive positive change.

    Humans have always relied on storytelling to advance society and culture. Today, it's easier than ever to contribute to that practice. With the availability of affordable camera technology and social media as our own personal distribution networks, launching a career as a creative storyteller is more workable now than ever.

    Gabe Roy
    Gabe RoyFounder & Creative Director, Zest Media Productions

    Support Others as a Therapist

    There are lots of careers where you can help others. Some require you to have the right mindset, personality, and personal attributes, while others need skills, talents, and maybe professional qualifications.

    An excellent example is a therapist, which is suitable for people young or old, male or female. I trained as a therapist when I was in my twenties and found it very rewarding. Every client is different; each one will have a unique problem and background. Even if you help a client who has a problem you have come across a hundred times before, there will be differences. A lot of excellent therapists are totally self-employed.

    A therapist can choose to work full-time or part-time. They can work face-to-face or online. They can specialize... I specialize in relationships. Many specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy, depression, anxiety, etc.

    If you have had your own personal battles with emotions or life, this may even help you be in tune with your clients and understand them and help them.

    Beth shepherd
    Beth shepherdPrivate agony aunt and therapist, Accurate pschic readings online

    Assess Emergencies as a 911 Dispatcher

    911 dispatchers receive calls from people experiencing emergencies. This position is critical, as they are the first point of contact for those in need. The 911 dispatcher assesses the situation by asking the caller questions, gathering important details, communicating calmly, and dispatching the correct emergency personnel to the caller.

    Nick Allen
    Nick AllenFounder & CEO, SportsLingo

    Assist Those in Need With Support Work

    A career where you can help others is support work. Support workers work with vulnerable individuals or communities, e.g., people with a disability or the elderly, to support them to live their lives and overcome challenges. The type of work in this field is very varied and offers plenty of rewards, for example, helping individuals to achieve their goals and live a fulfilled life.

    Will Baker
    Will BakerDirector, Skirtings R Us

    Inspire Fellow Foodies as a Food Blogger

    I have been a food YouTuber and food blogger since 2013. One of my favorite comments I have ever gotten from someone was from a gentleman in Brazil. He responded to my Cinnamon Rolls video by saying, "Thank you so much for this recipe. I learned how to make it and now I have created a business around selling cinnamon rolls." That comment has really stuck out to me; my recipes and videos are literally helping people around the world, not just to learn how to cook, but some turn that knowledge into business opportunities.

    Matt Taylor
    Matt TaylorYouTuber/Food Blogger, Ringthorn Productions

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