Best Careers for People Who Like To Help Others

Stan T.

Are you someone who likes to help and provide a service to others? You like working with others to help them learn and grow. You prefer working with people more than working with machines, objects or information. You are sociable, friendly and understanding. You like helping and teaching others You like working with people and in teams You like building relationships with others You dislike practical hands-on work If the above description fits your personality, here are some of the best careers that suit your Helper personality type.

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  1. Human Resources Managers
  2. What they do

    They plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

    • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
    • Advise managers on organizational policy matters, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
    • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
    • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.

    How much they make

    $126700

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  3. Nurse Midwives
  4. What they do

    They diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.

    • Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight.
    • Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients.
    • Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients.
    • Explain procedures to patients, family members, staff members or others.

    How much they make

    $106910

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  5. Physical Therapists
  6. What they do

    They assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

    • Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
    • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
    • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
    • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation.

    How much they make

    $88880

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  7. Chiropractors
  8. What they do

    They assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.

    • Evaluate the functioning of the neuromuscularskeletal system and the spine using systems of chiropractic diagnosis.
    • Diagnose health problems by reviewing patients' health and medical histories, questioning, observing, and examining patients and interpreting x-rays.
    • Perform a series of manual adjustments to the spine or other articulations of the body to correct the musculoskeletal system.
    • Obtain and record patients' medical histories.

    How much they make

    $85870

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  9. Occupational Therapists
  10. What they do

    They assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.

    • Complete and maintain necessary records.
    • Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
    • Train caregivers in providing for the needs of a patient during and after therapy.
    • Evaluate patients' progress and prepare reports that detail progress.

    How much they make

    $85350

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  11. Emergency Management Directors
  12. What they do

    They plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

    • Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation.
    • Prepare emergency situation status reports that describe response and recovery efforts, needs, and preliminary damage assessments.
    • Prepare plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters or emergencies, such as hurricanes, nuclear accidents, and terrorist attacks, and in recovery from these events.
    • Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities, such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs.

    How much they make

    $82570

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  13. Genetic Counselors
  14. What they do

    They assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. Provide information to other healthcare providers or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions. Advise individuals and families to support informed decisionmaking and coping methods for those at risk. May help conduct research related to genetic conditions or genetic counseling.

    • Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings to patients or physicians.
    • Discuss testing options and the associated risks, benefits and limitations with patients and families to assist them in making informed decisions.
    • Analyze genetic information to identify patients or families at risk for specific disorders or syndromes.
    • Provide counseling to patient and family members by providing information, education, or reassurance.

    How much they make

    $80860

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  15. Registered Nurses
  16. What they do

    They assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

    • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
    • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
    • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
    • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.

    How much they make

    $75510

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  17. Orthotists and Prosthetists
  18. What they do

    They design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.

    • Examine, interview, and measure patients to determine their appliance needs and to identify factors that could affect appliance fit.
    • Fit, test, and evaluate devices on patients, and make adjustments for proper fit, function, and comfort.
    • Instruct patients in the use and care of orthoses and prostheses.
    • Maintain patients' records.

    How much they make

    $73860

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  19. Arbitrators and Conciliators
  20. What they do

    They facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.

    • Use mediation techniques to facilitate communication between disputants, to further parties' understanding of different perspectives, and to guide parties toward mutual agreement.
    • Confer with disputants to clarify issues, identify underlying concerns, and develop an understanding of their respective needs and interests.
    • Authorize payment of valid claims.
    • Conduct hearings to obtain information or evidence relative to disposition of claims.

    How much they make

    $72760

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  21. Instructional Coordinators
  22. What they do

    They develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

    • Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
    • Plan and conduct teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids.
    • Interpret and enforce provisions of state education codes and rules and regulations of state education boards.
    • Conduct or participate in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students.

    How much they make

    $67490

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  23. Park Naturalists
  24. What they do

    They plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park.

    • Conduct field trips to point out scientific, historic, and natural features of parks, forests, historic sites, or other attractions.
    • Prepare and present illustrated lectures and interpretive talks about park features.
    • Plan and organize public events at the park.
    • Provide visitor services, such as explaining regulations, answering visitor requests, needs and complaints, and providing information about the park and surrounding areas.

    How much they make

    $65320

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  25. Training Specialists
  26. What they do

    They design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

    • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
    • Design, plan, organize, or direct orientation and training programs for employees or customers.
    • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
    • Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.

    How much they make

    $65120

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  27. Dietitians and Nutritionists
  28. What they do

    They plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

    • Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
    • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
    • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans, diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
    • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.

    How much they make

    $61210

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  29. Kindergarten Teachers
  30. What they do

    They teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

    • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
    • Prepare children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
    • Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests.
    • Teach basic skills, such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.

    How much they make

    $58370

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  31. Interpreters and Translators
  32. What they do

    They interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

    • Follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information.
    • Translate messages simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages, orally or by using hand signs, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible.
    • Listen to speakers' statements to determine meanings and to prepare translations, using electronic listening systems as necessary.
    • Compile terminology and information to be used in translations, including technical terms such as those for legal or medical material.

    How much they make

    $55230

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  33. Exercise Physiologists
  34. What they do

    They assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

    • Develop exercise programs to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning, in accordance with exercise science standards, regulatory requirements, and credentialing requirements.
    • Prescribe individualized exercise programs, specifying equipment such as treadmill, exercise bicycle, ergometers, or perceptual goggles.
    • Interpret exercise program participant data to evaluate progress or identify needed program changes.
    • Explain exercise program or physiological testing procedures to participants.

    How much they make

    $54760

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  35. Marriage and Family Therapists
  36. What they do

    They diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

    • Ask questions that will help clients identify their feelings and behaviors.
    • Counsel clients on concerns, such as unsatisfactory relationships, divorce and separation, child rearing, home management, or financial difficulties.
    • Encourage individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting their problems in a constructive manner.
    • Maintain case files that include activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations.

    How much they make

    $54150

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  37. Recreational Therapists
  38. What they do

    They plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and arts and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.

    • Obtain information from medical records, medical staff, family members and the patients themselves to assess patients' capabilities, needs and interests.
    • Conduct therapy sessions to improve patients' mental and physical well-being.
    • Plan, organize, direct, and participate in treatment programs and activities to facilitate patients' rehabilitation, help them integrate into the community, and prevent further medical problems.
    • Observe, analyze, and record patients' participation, reactions, and progress during treatment sessions, modifying treatment programs as needed.

    How much they make

    $50640

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  39. Art Therapists
  40. What they do

    They plan or conduct art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.

    • Talk with clients during art or other therapy sessions to build rapport, acknowledge their progress, or reflect upon their reactions to the artistic process.
    • Conduct art therapy sessions, providing guided self-expression experiences to help clients recover from, or cope with, cognitive, emotional, or physical impairments.
    • Design art therapy sessions or programs to meet client's goals or objectives.
    • Write treatment plans, case summaries, or progress or other reports related to individual clients or client groups.

    How much they make

    $50640

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  41. Ftiness Trainers
  42. What they do

    They instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

    • Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness.
    • Plan routines, choose appropriate music, and choose different movements for each set of muscles, depending on participants' capabilities and limitations.
    • Evaluate individuals' abilities, needs, and physical conditions, and develop suitable training programs to meet any special requirements.
    • Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary for skill improvement.

    How much they make

    $44580

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  43. Community Health Workers
  44. What they do

    They assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

    • Perform basic diagnostic procedures, such as blood pressure screening, breast cancer screening, or communicable disease screening.
    • Maintain updated client records with plans, notes, appropriate forms, or related information.
    • Advise clients or community groups on issues related to diagnostic screenings, such as breast cancer screening, pap smears, glaucoma tests, or diabetes screenings.
    • Advise clients or community groups on issues related to risk or prevention of conditions, such as lead poisoning, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), prenatal substance abuse, or domestic violence.

    How much they make

    $43480

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  45. Rehabilitation Counselors
  46. What they do

    They counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life. Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.

    • Prepare and maintain records and case files, including documentation such as clients' personal and eligibility information, services provided, narratives of client contacts, or relevant correspondence.
    • Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
    • Monitor and record clients' progress to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
    • Confer with clients to discuss their options and goals so that rehabilitation programs and plans for accessing needed services can be developed.

    How much they make

    $39930

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  47. Tour Guides and Escorts
  48. What they do

    They escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.

    • Describe tour points of interest to group members, and respond to questions.
    • Escort individuals or groups on cruises, sightseeing tours, or through places of interest such as industrial establishments, public buildings, or art galleries.
    • Conduct educational activities for school children.
    • Monitor visitors' activities to ensure compliance with establishment or tour regulations and safety practices.

    How much they make

    $29630

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  49. Childcare Workers
  50. What they do

    They attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

    • Maintain a safe play environment.
    • Observe and monitor children's play activities.
    • Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
    • Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.

    How much they make

    $24610

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