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If you love working with people, there are a plethora of job options available to you. There is no shortage of positions that require you to be a people person in order to build relationships and help others achieve their goals. Here are the best jobs to have if you love people.
Best Jobs to Have if You Love People
Are you the planner of all friends and family gathers? Are you great at bringing people together? Perhaps you have a passion for weddings or a desire to manage a venue where people can host company dinners, family reunions, and other events.
To be a planner, you have to network with various vendors such as florists, know multiple caterers, and others whom you need an excellent relationship with to create the event. An event planner needs to have an eye for aesthetics and spatial relationships. If you have an eye for style and you enjoy helping people pull off a spectacular event, this may be the job for you.
School counselors, also known as guidance counselors, are always needed. Often, school counselors are the lifeline between a student and the parent or school. A counselor solicits a student to come in and speak openly about whatever is on their chest.
It is often the counselor who first hears about a student’s struggle with depression, social anxiety, conflict with sexual identity, and a host of other issues that he or she may not be able to share with parents. Students typically begin going to counselors either of their own volition or if their grades begin to suffer. A counselor typically believes that problems in school generally start in the home, or it is otherwise due to personal issues.
While many become counselors with a psychology degree, still many become licensed psychologists to gain a greater flexibility with what they can do. If you enjoy helping others achieve psychological health, then a licensed psychology job may be what you want to pursue.
You may choose to work as a clinical, forensic, military, sport, or industrial and organizational psychologist, just to name a few options. If you pursue a PhD, you will be able to conduct scientific research to determine the origin of human psychological processes, and even be able to apply them to your practice.
There is always a shortage of good teachers. Fortunately, the job market for teachers is once again opening up as the Baby Boomers begin to retire. Advances in teacher training and education has elevated teaching to an art. In our competitive market, teaching has become one of the most essential of jobs to developing a more advanced future technologically and socially.
If you have an affinity for working and molding the young minds of tomorrow, consider teaching as your avenue. Consider pursuing your degree at GMercyU’s early childhood education degree program to get you started.
Nurses have the responsibility to care of people on a number of levels. The job of a nurse is often incredibly trying in many ways, such as your energy, patience, ability to take direction, and technical skill.
Nurses have a passion for helping people recover their health and leading happier lives. These individuals are tenacious and empathetic, and this role indispensable to our society.
If you love working with people, the career opportunities are vast. Consider if one of these paths is the right fit for you and make a difference in your life and the lives of those around you.
Hotel General Manager
If you loved the character Monsieur Gustave of the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel, you may enjoy being a hotel general manager. The general manager of a hotel is responsible for making daily operations run smoothly, efficiently, and of course, with the happiness of guests at the forefront of his or her mind. There are even degrees available from many schools that specialize in hospitality.
Some lawyers have the reputation of being shrewd manipulators. Yet there is, arguably, a significant number of lawyers who believe in their cause. If you enjoy working with people and helping them, you may find that a job as a lawyer best suits you.
The lawyer’s purpose is to represent the prosecutor or defendant to the best of his or her ability under the Constitutional Laws of the U.S. This means that his or her duty is to analyze the law and the evidence impartially. If you are a critical thinker, debater, and are passionate about people, the career path of a lawyer may be right for you.
As you can see, here are a few positions that require you to be a people person in order to build relationships and help others achieve their goals. Good luck on your journey!
Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement. We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
I have accepted that it is impossible to please everyone. I struggled for years to fit in with what I thought were the “cool kids,” but in the end I was unhappy because I felt I could never be my true self.
I now accept that to be my true self, as an individual, means that not everyone will like me, and that I can’t please everyone. But I now understand that being myself brings to me the most fulfilling relationships.
2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?
I have learned to appreciate my family more, flaws and all. When I was young, my parents had a very busy life, and struggled to just make ends meet in our family. As a result, I became resentful that they never spent enough time with my siblings and I.
Now I appreciate them more, because they worked so hard for our family, and I am grateful now that I can have a stronger relationship with them as an adult and have a truly fulfilling relationship with them.
3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.
The most rewarding thing I have ever done was when I decided to study abroad in Barcelona for a semester. I really felt like I broke out of my shell. Being in an unfamiliar place where you can’t speak the language is difficult, but I gained so much confidence in myself that I can achieve my dreams in life. I still have a passion for travel. I would love to become a travel writer one day and circle the globe!
4. Of course, we all have imperfections, or so we think. In truth, we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways? Likewise, what imperfections and quirks create who you are—your Identity?
Sometimes, I get self-conscious that I’m too weird for people. For example, I love to spend the day inside reading books instead of partying all the time. Despite staying home, I’m actually love being with people. So a lot of extroverts don’t understand that I enjoy time alone too.
Not everyone gets that that is just me! I also have what I guess is a strange sense of humor. Some people call it an intelligent or witty sense of humor, and so sometimes my jokes fall totally flat. But this is all okay, because like I’ve said, that’s just what makes me, me!
5. “I Love My…” is an outlet for you to appreciate and express all the positive traits that make you…well…YOU! In fact, sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!) Therefore, Identity challenges you to complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I truly love my ability to connect with people through writing. To me, it’s one of the most magical things out there. It’s pretty crazy that you can create a made-up character or story and someone, somewhere, will feel like they are understood. It’s an incredible feeling.
That’s why I enjoy reading. Even if I just write personally for myself, I feel empowered that I can indulge in my imagination. Finally, I love my ability to have deep conversations with people. When people open up, I feel like our souls just meet in a space of harmony.
When we expose our humanity to each other, I think it’s just a very beautiful thing. Also, I can’t forget, I love my cat, Pancakes! There is simply no better pet out there.