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Could A Caring Career Be For You?

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  1. teacher
  2. Carer
  3. Doctor

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If you have just left school or you are looking to switch careers, a new job in a caring profession could be for you. Caring for people is a noble profession but doesn’t always pay as much as it should. If you are keen to care for others, then you need to be certain that this is the career for you, as you won’t get the monetary reward, although you will find plenty of job satisfaction within your new role. Caring for others is a vocation. If this is a career that you keen to explore, take a look at these caring roles that could be just what you are looking for.


Teaching is all about caring for the youth of today. Educating and nurturing go hand in hand if you are keen to work in one of the nation’s many schools. Being an educator means that you have to be qualified yourself. This means knowing your subject inside out, whether this is music, maths or history, and you also need to learn how to teach. You could be an expert in your subject but if you can’t impart your knowledge onto others, then what is the point in being a teacher.

“The most obvious caring career choice you might think of is that of a medical doctor. Your schooling will help you determine if surgery and hospital work or private practice is best for you.” – Caring Is Sharing

You need to have a thirst for knowledge and a keenness to work with children. Every day will be different and you will enjoy helping those children you struggle with concepts to become more confident and be able to apply the knowledge that you have given them. You’ll also need to be a pastoral leader, helping those children with difficulties outside of the school setting. If you love kids, this could be the job for you.

Caring for others is a vocation. If this is a career that you keen to explore, take a look at these caring roles that could be just what you are looking for.

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The most basic yet most worthwhile job role is that of a carer. You could work in a range of establishments from a hospital to a special needs school and from a nursing home to sheltered housing. You might want to enhance your skill set by taking a Certificate IV in Disability to help you to beat your rivals to any job working with people with disabilities. Caring for people could mean helping them dress, cooking for them, or taking them out to break up their day and aiding them in getting outdoors and not being cooped up all day every day. Being a carer is not well paid and the shift work can have an impact on your work-life balance. However, if you want to help others in a meaningful way, this could be the perfect career entry point.


If you are comfortable with returning to university, then you could choose to become a doctor. The commitment is massive, and you need to be willing to put in the time and study to become a doctor. Being well qualified and working in a hospital allows you to secure a higher wage than other professions. You can also choose to specialize once you have completed a couple of years of general training. You could work in pediatrics, in orthopedics or in cardiology. The choice really is yours. While a demanding job, you will be rewarded. You also need to be able to switch off and leave your job at work, as many moments will be heartbreaking within this caring profession.

The caring profession is not for the faint-hearted. However, if you want to make a difference, there are few better careers to embark on.

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