4 Career Options for Kind People

It seems like every industry is cutthroat and all about making money. Thankfully, not all industries are like that. If you’re a kind person who wants to help others, there are plenty of great career options for you.

Here are 4 options that require compassion as well as skill.

Physical Therapist

The job of a physical therapist is both mentally and physically demanding. You will need to be able to understand the needs and limitations of your patients, as well as have the stamina to help them with their exercises.

However, the rewards are great. You will get to see people improve day by day, and you will play a vital role in their recovery.

From assisting the elderly in senior care homes with basic movements to helping someone regain the use of their limbs after an accident, you will make a real difference in people’s lives.

The qualifications you’ll need include a degree in physical therapy, as well as a license to practice.


If you want a career in health care but don’t want to go through the lengthy process of becoming a doctor, then nursing could be a great option for you. Nurses play a vital role in the medical industry and are responsible for providing direct patient care.

This means that you will need to have excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to stay calm under pressure. You will also need to be physically fit, as a big part of the job is staying on your feet for extended periods as well as moving patients around.

The qualifications you’ll need include a degree in nursing, as well as a license to practice.

Daycare Teacher

If you love working with children and want to make a difference in their lives, then a career as a daycare teacher could be perfect for you.

In this role, you will be responsible for the care and education of young children. This means that you will need to have excellent organizational skills, as well as the ability to keep a group of young children entertained.

You will also need to have a lot of patience and kindness, as some days can be trying.

The qualifications you’ll need include a degree in early childhood education, as well as certification from your state.

Social Worker

If you want to help people but don’t want to work in the medical field, then a career as a social worker could be a great option for you. Social workers help people who are dealing with difficult life situations, such as poverty, illness, or addiction.

This means that you will need to have excellent communication and problem-solving skills. You will also need to be able to deal with emotionally charged situations.

The qualifications you’ll need include a degree in social work, as well as a license to practice.

These are just four of the many great career options for kind people. So if you’re looking for a rewarding career that will make a difference in people’s lives, then consider one of these options.


18 Comments Add yours

  1. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💜 A USE (Ultra Sensitive Empath) often Labelled ‘LightWorkers’ and OverCareTakers; very good, carry on along with Setting and Asserting Boundaries


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  2. Keith says:

    Kally, nice post, but I would push back and say there are jobs for kind people everywhere. One of the tenets of the best business book I have read called “Built to Last” is the most successful, long term companies are “more than profits.” They are good community citizens. People want to work for companies that help others in the community. I have worked with a number of CEOs in my consulting history – I have met some kind ones and I have met some jerks. Kind people can lead, so we do not need to have someone who is a jerk barking orders. The best CEOs deflect credit to others and take blame for bad things even if it is not there fault (that comes from a leadership consultant I worked with). Contrast that to our previous president who has never been recognized as a good manager of people by journalists. Keith

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    1. Kally says:

      Kudos to you for sharing this with us, Keith. I haven’t read that book before and it is now in my Amazon to-read list. I find that presidents often don’t make good managers or maybe it is because of politics.


      1. Keith says:

        Kally, many thanks. “Built to Last” looked at nineteen companies whose financial performance dwarfed that of their nearest competitor. Jim Collins and Jerry Porras and their students studied these companies over time and came away with a short list of common attributes – be more than profits was one of them.

        As for presidents being bad managers, like general society, some are better than others. I think the 80/20 rule applies to them as well. The best manager will tend to hire good people who can help them do the job. There is no way any president can know what they need to know to do the job by themselves. When a recent president said at a convention “I alone can solve these problems” that was a load of BS.

        After Enron and other financial troubled companies, a CEO once said, there is no way for me to do the CFO’s jobs, but I do need to understand numbers and trust the CFO I have. I need to be able to walk and speak with them at any time and ask questions.

        Thanks and, again, good post.

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        1. Kally says:

          Great answers, Keith. I always learn something new from your comments. Yes, I always believe that success does not belong to the leader but the entire team itself. Alone, we are weak but together we can achieve so much more.


  3. C.A. Post says:

    Whatever you want to be, Be Kind. 😉
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Absolutely, C.A.Post. Hope you are having a beautiful Sunday.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Hyperion says:

    Hi Kally. I enjoyed this post and essentially all of your posts. You have such great insights into helping people find the best version of themselves. I think you must be working and blogging in the space meant for you. These are very good recommendations where one can reach many people and play a significant role in patient or client health where kindness is the greatest medicine for anxious and hurting people.

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  5. newwhitebear says:

    four very interesting careers

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Tiege McCian says:

    Kind people are so awesome. I don’t have the patience it takes to have a profession that requires such heart. Hats off to them.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Yes, definitely hats off to those who are kind-hearted.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Jennie says:

    Kally, may I add preschool teacher to this list? Daycare doesn’t always have a good taste or reputation. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Absolutely, Jennie!

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  8. Nurse, social worker, teacher, psychologist are some of the professions in my family. I appreciate the accuracy with which you describe the requirements and duties of the jobs you listed. Have a great day, Kally!


  9. craig lock says:

    Don’t be a writer. Great job, but the pay is not so great…utterly ppppathetic (even for kind ones)
    “What’s the difference between a writer and a family pizza?
    The pizza can feed a family of four… or perhaps just a hungry ONE!
    “I want to write with/in a spirit of ‘exuberance’”…
    and “wild abandonment”


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