There are mundane office jobs that drive us insane. And then there are careers that we choose where we can really make a difference to other people’s lives. If you fall into the category of wanting to dedicate your working life to helping others, you may want to consider one of the careers below.

Of course, jobs with such huge responsibility require long degrees, dedication and passion. But if you want a job that potentially changes the world for the better, why not think about one of the choices below?

1. Lawyer

Are you interested in a dynamic professional environment? Do you have a broad curiosity of the importance of the legal system?

If so, then the challenging position of a legal career could be the choice for you. But make no mistake, it’s a hell of a lot of hard work. To get into law school, you will need to have a Bachelor’s Degree. You will then have to earn your Juris Doctor Degree, take on a clerkship and pass the State Bar Examination. The law affects all parts of our lives and the position of attorney is competitive and challenging.

There are also many different areas of law you can consider going into. You may want to become a family lawyer, a teacher lawyer or a criminal defence lawyer. You could also consider becoming a divorce attorney, a business/corporate attorney or a civil rights attorney.

It takes quite an extraordinary person to become a lawyer. You will have to commit a lot of time and financial resources to training. But the results are incredibly rewarding, and it’s one of highest paid jobs in the legal industry.

2. Veterinarian

Perhaps your calling is forr animals. If you want to become a vet, be aware of the entry requirements needed to enter veterinary school. It’s a very competitive business. If you get the calling early on, make sure you take all the relevant classes in math, biology, chemistry and physics. Your undergraduate degree should also be biology and physics-focused.

Veterinary colleges will require you to have a high GPA and lots of animal care and clinical experience. If you are thinking of changing careers and are interested in becoming a vet, a good start is to gain experience in a surgery before you undertake qualifications.

To become a vet you will be interested in the welfare and care of animals and be capable of carrying out surgery on animals. You will need to have nerves of steel but also be compassionate to pet owners too. After earning your doctor of veterinary medicine, you will then need to become licensed before you can practice medicine.

You can also then further choose a specialized skill such as internal medicine or surgery. It’s a long hard slog to become a vet. But if you feel passionately about this career path, there is no reason why you can’t take the appropriate steps to achieve your goals.

After gaining your qualifications, you can also go into teaching or research. So there are many different paths to take, once you are certified.

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