Do you think of yourself as a caring person? Do you like nothing more than knowing that you’ve helped someone in some ways however small? Imagine how amazing it would be to have a job that enables you to help people all day every day! It would be so rewarding, and you know what, there are lots of jobs that help people and pay pretty well too. Here are some of them:
Working for a charity, where your whole job revolves around helping people or animals has to be one of the best jobs in the world. It won’t always be easy, but it will be rewarding, and you will feel like you’re making a difference. What’s more, charity directors can earn well above the £200,000 mark, so it’s a great choice for you caring folks out there.
Counsellor or Psychotherapist
So many people today struggle with mental illness, and it’s fair to say that many of them don’t exactly get the care and attention they deserve and which they need to get better. If you have a passion for mental health, retraining as a counsellor or psychotherapist could be a great career move. You will need to get a masters in clinical mental health counseling or a counselling degree or similar, depending on exactly what you want to do, but you will be rewarded with meaningful work and, at the high end, salaries as high as £100,000 per annum.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
On first glance, a career as a clinical laboratory scientist might not seem like a particularly caring role, but when you think about it, you’ll realise that such a job helps a lot of people a great deal because you’ll be studying cancer-causing cells, dangerous bacteria and other concerning biological material to help people with their medical issues. So, if you have a background in science, or you’d be interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology, this could be the career for you. The average pay for such a job is a bit less than many other options, with an average of just over £27,000, but it’s really vital and very interesting work.
To be a registered nurse you’ll need a relevant degree, and you should know that you’ll be expected to work hard long hours, but there are few jobs that will be more rewarding. As a nurse, you really will help people and make a difference in the lives of so many people throughout your career, that if you’re a caring person, it will all be worthwhile. If you progress through the ranks, your average salary could be as high as £34,864.
If you adore animals and you want to help them, being a vet is probably the dream job. You will need to go to university and study very intensely to qualify as a veterinarian, but when you see the smiles on a family’s face when you’ve saved their beloved dog and when you go to bed each night knowing you’ve helped ease the pain of countless animals, it will all be worth it. The £70,000 salary of a senior vet isn’t bad either!
Good luck with your caring career, wherever your journey may take you.