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These Are The Best Careers For People Who Love People!

On average we spend about thirty percent of our life working. As such, we need to make sure to choose a career we’re going to enjoy. Here are some great choices to consider if you love being around people. 

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Teacher

First, you might want to think about becoming a teacher. Becoming a teacher is a great choice if the idea of working with kids is particularly appealing to you. Don’t forget there are also various levels of teaching to explore as well. For instance, you may be more suited to working with college students while someone else could prefer teaching preschoolers. Regardless of what level you think about exploring, you will need to have a firm grip on the technology that is now used. Looking at a glossary of education technology-related terms can ensure that you are prepared for all the software and pieces of tech you need to expect. 

Nurse 

Next, you could be interested in helping people in pain and in need. If that’s the case, then it is worth exploring the medical industry. There are lots of roles in that sector that could be ideal for fulfilling this desire to support others. Unlike nurses, doctors spend limited levels of time with their patients. Nurses are often there 24/7, providing daily care to those in need. If you are more interested in engaging with people regularly and helping them on a personal level, nursing could be the medical profession for you. 

Public Relations

Alternatively, if you love writing and engaging with individuals, then public relations could be the right choice for you. With a PR role, you often act as the bridge between journalists and companies. So, you’ll be interacting with a lot of people daily. You might think that being a journalist is a similar role. However, a journalist’s focus is more often on the writing, meaning they may spend more time at the computer than in face-to-face scenarios. PR agents are often far more human-facing, operating out in the real world and connecting to lots of different individuals. 

Personal Trainer

Finally, if you love the idea of working with people but you’re also passionate about fitness, then you could consider a career as a personal trainer. Personal trainers are in high demand right now because clients were not able to access their services during the various lockdowns that stretched into this year. Now, people are eager to get back in shape. There’s a common misconception that you don’t need any qualifications to become a professional personal trainer. However, this is not the case. The right qualifications will provide clients with the confidence that you can deliver the support they need with the right service. 

As you can see, there are fantastic career choices if you love the idea of working with people. It’s just a case of finding the ideal option for you. Whether you’re thinking about heading into fitness or back to school, there are countless paths worth exploring. 

How to Find Job Satisfaction (even if you haven’t found your “dream job”)

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Even in the midst of your dreamiest of dream jobs, work can still seem like a chore. Something you have to check off your list along with mopping the floors and getting your oil changed. They call it “work” for a reason, right? And when you haven’t landed your dream job, or still aren’t sure what that ideal occupation even is, finding motivation can be that much harder.

But everyone deserves job satisfaction in their career, whether waiting tables at the very beginning of their ascent or as CEO on that top rung of the ladder. It’s all about attitude, outlook, and a dash of discipline. 

Not too long ago, broke and in debt, I found myself back at a store I worked at when I was 18. Seven years down the line, it felt like a giant step backwards. But by figuring out the tips below (and trust me, there were times I resisted them), I realized I could find satisfaction in my work…no matter what I was doing. This is the attitude that gets you noticed and helps you to make moves. Sure I’d gotten knocked down a few steps, but climbing back up…and then beyond…was so much easier when I enjoyed showing up at work every day and did my best.

So, let me share the tips I utilized to do so…

Being The Best

No matter what your job, you’ll always enjoy it more if you focus on being the best. Whatever, I’ll say it…winning feels good. Does this mean you have to work yourself to the bone? Not at all. There’s always ways to work smarter not harder, no what I mean? You just have to find that willingness to be ambitious.

I’m competitive anyways so I’ve always got my eye out for opportunities where I can beat people (in a gracious way! obvi.). If you’re not, think about the rewards that motivate you most and focus your energies on receiving those rewards specifically. I’m very motivated by words of praise but you might be motivated by public recognition or money or learning something new! Speaking of learning something new…

Educating Yourself

Even the poopiest of jobs can teach you valuable lessons for later in your career. Dive in! Seek out specialized training, put yourself forward for educational opportunities, and tap the knowledge of co-workers. I pride myself on being a life-long learner outside the work place so I relish any opportunity to learn “on the clock.” Depending on your job this could be anything from taking 30 minutes a day to read industry news, signing up for a wine pairing class, or taking part in an online accredited MBA program in your free time if your company is footing the bill.

My rule of thumb whenever someone asked me “Do you want to learn how to do x, y, or z?” Say YES. A downside to working jobs that are more about paycheck than career path? Monotony! But the more you diversify your skill sets…the less bored you’ll be and the more fun you’ll have!

Finding The Value

Finding the value in your job will not only make your daily effort feel worth it, but could also spark passion. How is your work or your company helping people? What are you doing for the greater good? How are you making an impact? Spend some time connecting the dots here. My retail job at a cooperative grocery store prided themselves on keeping the majority of every dollar spent in our local economy. So, I chose to focus on this value. My efforts were always fueled by a desire to promote local farmers and food. I became super passionate about it! And before I knew it, I was working in the marketing office instead of out on the floor…and I still work in marketing today! 

Keeping one eye on the value is a great way to maintain focus when you’re feeling less than pleased about going in or your boss is angry or some task feels pointless. Not to mention, communicating the value YOU provide is an awesome skill to have in an interview setting, hint, HINT.

Do me a favor – Tell us your job in the comments below and the #1 thing you do to find job satisfaction. Thanks!

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