There is a deep and rewarding satisfaction knowing the work you are doing is helping people and improving their lives. Many people choose careers where they can use their skills and enthusiasm to do their bit for humanity and help others who need support.
If helping others is a motivator in your career path, there are many different options that involve helping people, and will also be challenging and enjoyable for you. The following are some examples of qualifications that you can earn at the post-secondary level which will open many doors for you when it comes to helping people.
Masters in Human Services
The human services field encompasses all of the different jobs that are related to helping out people, including social work, counseling and psychology. A Master’s Degree in Human Services will grant you many rewarding job choices. You will be able to help individuals and families in many ways and you will be able to choose between career options in global relief, professional caregiving, clinical or agency management and crisis intervention.
Some human services graduates work as counselors, offering advice and assistance to students who are starting out in life or people who are struggling and need help getting back on their feet. You could also use your human services degree in a career as a social worker, providing hands-on support to improve people’s lives, especially those of the elderly and children.
Masters in Public Health
One of the best ways to make a difference is to help provide people with better access to health care, encouraging improved health care legislation and policies, and delivering educational and outreach programs. You can study for your master of public health online so you can fit it around your schedule.
This degree could lead you in one of two directions, either toward Community Health Education where you will develop and deliver health programs to people with a community or toward Health Policy and Administration where you will improve the health of the population through management and development of public health policy.
The need is steadily growing for people with these qualifications and there will be plenty of jobs in hospitals, schools, international health agencies and fitness centers.
Bachelor’s or Master’s in Education
When it comes to making an impact on people’s lives, it is hard to truly stress the difference a teacher can make. A teaching degree will allow you to work in numerous settings helping students to learn and grow. You could bring your passion and guidance to struggling youth in an inner-city school or even take your teaching skills abroad and provide education to children in Africa. Many people have gone on to achieve great things have cited the impact that one influential teacher had in inspiring and encouraging them.
If you dream of a rewarding career that allows you to help people, these are a few examples of degrees which will open up a number of opportunities for you.
About the Author: Rachelle Warren is currently studying for her Master’s in Public Health and hopes to become a community health educator once she graduates.
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