There are many people around the world who want to make a change. You want to help lives and want to make the world a better place to live in for anyone and everyone that you come across. One of the best ways to make a difference is to enter a career field that can help you do so, like the three below.

1. Speech-Language Pathologist

A speech-language pathologist is one of the medical careers that you do not immediately think of. It is one that still makes just as much of a difference to their patients as it does for nurses and doctors. 

In a school, for instance, you can work with children with special needs who have difficulty communicating to hopefully see them able to say a word one day. In medical practice, you can work with a patient who has recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease who is slowly losing their ability to talk.

No matter your patient, the ultimate goal is to help them to be able to communicate for as long as possible. Communication is one of the most important factors to someone’s well-being, and without communication, it can be devastating to a patient or even a parent. 

There is so much reward in being a speech-language pathologist too as you are physically able to see the results for many of the patients that you work with. Plus, the speech pathologist salary is not too bad either so you can live happily as well.

2. Teacher

A teacher is probably the most obvious career choice on this list that can make a large difference in the world or in your community. You are literally teaching the minds of the people who will one day be the future of the world around you and will lead the future.

 You want the children you teach to learn how to become the change that is needed and to learn how to become successful in the future. You also teach your children in your class, however, how to stay motivated so they can achieve their goals and how to become leaders.

You do not even have to be a classical teacher to make an impact, however, if you do not want to work in the traditional classroom or school. You can become a tutor, for instance, in which you are helping children with special needs or learning disabilities to reach their own level of success. 

You can also become a college professor in which you are helping these students to transition to the real world where they can live out their futures as leaders. Finally, you can even teach adult classes in which you help individuals get back on their feet by earning their GED or some certification.

3. Social Work

The final career path to discuss on this list that is overlooked is one in social work or psychology. Mental health and addictive problems are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society, leading to more and more despair. 

You can advocate for these individuals to get the help they need and to help them see that they still have value in the world. You can give them the resources that they need to find their own success and to hopefully, one day, even go on to help others.

As a social worker, you can also make a difference by rescuing children especially, but even adults, from dangerous situations in which they feel as if their livelihood is at risk. You will pull them from a situation in which there is a direct threat to their safety or to their well-being. 

You will help them to learn coping mechanisms so that these bad situations that they experience do not define them in the future. This is literally giving someone the power that they need to get through any situation that may present itself in front of them.

Final Thoughts

If you want to make a difference in the world, one of the best ways is through your career. Consider one of those listed above to bring a bright future to those who are in your community. Each of these has its own role but makes just as much of a difference as the other.