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What are some jobs for people who are caring not in the medical field?


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Deborah’s Answer

Teaching. You get a whole roomful of kids to care about and help form their minds. It is also challenging. See if you have any friends who are teachers and ask them what the best part of it is. That will clarify if it is for you or not.

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Nadia’s Answer

Social workers, counselors, teachers... but I would think about what it means for your, when you think about yourself as "caring". Is it more like taking care of someone (physically or mentally), teaching/supervising children, "making a difference" - charity, ecology, politics (yes :)). Also, think about yourself more in a holistic way. Caring is a a wonderful thing, but handling a particular job usually comes with some other aspects as well.

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Gretchen’s Answer

I think so many jobs can bring out the caring nature! Any call center role where you are helping people will involve caring. Working in any education or service oriented role (helping people select the best insurance for themselves and their family or selling products you believe in)!

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Richard’s Answer

Teacher, masseuse, daycare worker and social work come to mind.

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Phyllis’s Answer

You could work for a non-profit organization to help others and not work in the medical field. There are many different types of jobs in these organizations including data entry, event planning, fund raising, community spokesperson, trainer. You could run a food pantry or resale store. Many different types of jobs which would fit (nearly) any skill set.

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Eric’s Answer

I came here to say teacher, same as Deborah. If you go down that path, you'll want to consider what level makes sense but that is one of the best professions for caring people. Pyschologist, coach, therapist would be others that are not medical (I think psychiatrists would be the medical equivalent.)

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Courtney’s Answer

There are several online personality tests that include possible career paths in the result (here's one: www.16personalities.com). I would add, though, you can care for people in any career. My test results always say I would be a good nurse (no - too squeamish) or teacher, but I'm an accountant. You can bring your caring qualities to whatever career you pursue, so my advice would be to pick something that interests you and provides the type of lifestyle you're after.

Thank you! Maria E.

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Pat’s Answer

Working at a Health Insurance carrier can provide lots of opportunities to help people while not having to have ant type of Medical Degree. You get to work with Nurses and doctors to try and assist members with getting the care they need while also trying to help with navigate to get the best price they can. You can also be on the front line of innovation and truly help shape what is one of the best talked about industries across America today.

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Riley’s Answer

If you like helping others but do not want to be in the medical field, teaching is a great option. No matter what age group (preschool to college), you will be assigned a huge group of children to teach and interact with every day. Most teachers that I know love their job because of the relationships that they build with their kids. Especially when you can see that certain students may be struggling and are able to help them over the course of the school year, it is very rewarding. If you don't want to be a teacher, you could also become a therapist or guidance counselor, these jobs focus on helping people too!

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Sappir’s Answer

I think many jobs that involve social interaction can be "caring" jobs- just depends in what aspect you care.

For example- an accountant cares that his or her client will be submitting the correct documents and getting them the best return. An architect or designer cares about the functionality, safety and design for their client's needs. A librarian cares that those visiting the library will have a safe and enjoyable space to learn and grow from the books and information surrounding them. A teacher cares about helping her students learn and develop. A makeup artists cares that her client will feel beautiful.

If you are looking for a career path, I would recommend taking different kinds of classes and seeing what interests you- psychology, sociology, design, teaching etc. and that could help you narrow it down.

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Kristen’s Answer

Teaching, coaching, school counselors, social work, etc. are all of the jobs that come to mind at first thought. Your search for a gift of service job does not have to be limited to these fields though. Many companies allow you to participate, and many times lead groups within the company where you could lend your gift of service. When going on interviews, a great question to ask the company is what kind of community service projects they are involved in and if they allow employees to lead these groups. Also, ask if you are able to nominate/suggest other projects that you know of and are interested in getting involved in.

At the end of the day, do what you love and have a passion for! There are always ways to incorporate your caring spirit into whatever you choose to do!

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Matthew C.’s Answer

Social work

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