Most of us feel compelled to do something about the wrongs of the world.
Most of us equally feel paralyzed by the weight and complexity of the problems around us.
Where do we start?
How do we actually make a difference?
Between family, work, and sleep, where’s the time?
“A constant urge to help your fellow man or
woman in need means you ought to consider
a career in which this is your objective.”
A constant urge to help your fellow man or woman in need means you ought to consider a career in which this is your objective. Instead of never having the time to “give something back” you’re instead on the clock to do so, making the challenges far easier to tackle in the limited hours of a day.
With that said you also need a heavy dose of training and expertise before you can start helping others professionally. The most effective knowledge and techniques used to help others almost always take years to acquire and develop. For example:
Being a police officer requires a college degree in just about every jurisdiction. In particular, a degree in criminal justice is highly prized. Serving the community as law enforcement increasingly calls for an ability to relate to other cultures and social classes than your own. It also demands discipline in the health and fitness department. In return, police officers are the guardians of society entrusted with powers used to protect the most vulnerable members of the public. Not a bad gig if your main goal is to help people.
Being a registered nurse requires you to graduate from an accredited nursing program without question. However most aspiring nurses ought to consider their potential for growth in the medical field. Earning an accredited Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing allows nurses to expand their abilities to help others in need as the medical field increases in size and complexity. Online BSN programs, such as the one offered by gmercyu.edu, can allow RNs to work while earning their degree at the same time. The result is a nurse with years of experience and plenty of options for how to keep helping others for years to come.
Being an Elementary or Secondary Education Teacher means earning a bachelor’s degree and acquiring accredited certification. The long academic and procedural road to becoming a certified teacher is only the beginning. Though it’s consistently mentioned how the country is short on teachers, aspiring teachers are often short on the patience necessary to make a difference in the classrooms most in need. In short, public schools in poor neighborhoods are where the jobs are, but they’re also the most challenging environments for educators. Volunteering in these communities during college, especially in ways geared toward youth, helps aspiring teachers who may otherwise be ill-prepared for making a difference where it matters most.
“Serving others in need almost always means
becoming an expert in whichever service or
services you wish to provide.”
An innate call to action in the pursuit of helping others should not go unanswered. Better yet, helping others should be your career if it’s something you legitimately enjoy doing. With that said, serving others in need almost always means becoming an expert – a true professional – in whichever service or services you wish to provide. This in turn calls for education, certification, and years of experience.
Have you felt a strong innate call to help others?
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