It’s an unfortunate fact that many people choose their career path before they’re even old enough to know what it means. Getting a good job means having a relevant university degree, and getting into university means excelling at the right subjects in high school. So even before you’ve seriously considered what you want to be when you grow up, you’re essentially choosing your career path based on high school subjects.
When people hit their late 20s, they start to question why they chose their career path and wonder if they are in the right career. Finding meaning in your job starts to become very important and many people start to wonder if they would be better in a job where they are able to help others.
Here are the top 4 reasons you should consider moving to a career where you can help others.
Greater job satisfaction
After working in the same role for an extended period of time, it can quickly start to feel pointless, and the satisfaction starts to diminish. By working in a role where you are able to help others, your passion for your job will be renewed every day. No
Surround Yourself With Inspiring People
Jobs that are centred around helping others, such as charity work of medical professions tend to attract the most inspirational people. Rather than being surrounded by people who are solely motivated by money or success, you will be with like-minded people from a variety of backgrounds. When you’re having a bad day – and you’ll still have these, even when you find that dream job – it will help to be around inspirational people.
It will help you to live longer
Studies have shown that people who are happy in their jobs tend to live longer. A study from the University College London found that people in a good mood were 35% less likely to die in the next 5 years. It sounds unscientific, but there is a strong link between happiness, low stress and living a long and healthy life.
It makes the darker days a little brighter
Switching to a career helping others doesn’t mean that you’re signing up for a lifetime of sunshine and rainbows and you will undoubtedly face some difficult days. Healthcare roles can be particularly challenging when things don’t go to plan and if you do something incredible like foster a child, you will no doubt face difficult and emotional days. Thankfully, choosing a career helping others will help you to see light in the darkness.
This post is written by Ryan Duffy