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List of careers that are the most beneficial to society--jobs that help people and make the world a better place. While most of us have to work for a paycheck so we can support ourselves and our family, some people have the added benefit of feeling good about themselves through their livelihood too. What jobs help society? There are lots of them. Any job in education, healthcare, or public safety tends to help society. If you are looking for jobs that help people you don't only have to stick with the nonprofit sector. There are plenty of well-paying, competitive jobs that pay well too. Although they get a bad rep because of how much money they make, at the root of their job lawyers are actually helping people. Doctors and nurses are also great jobs that help people. 

Looking for a job you can feel good about or careers where you help people? Or do you already have a job in one of these careers that help people? Help others find their true calling by voting on which job you think most helps society. Add more jobs to this list if you that one is missing so others can learn about jobs where you can help people and truly make a difference.

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Teacher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Teacher

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Scientist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Scientist

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Doctor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Doctor

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451 90
Farmer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Farmer

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Engineer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Engineer

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454 83
Nurse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Nurse

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Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Firefighter

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Police Officer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Police Officer

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305 84
EMT is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
EMT

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226 120
Special Education Worker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Special Education Worker

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243 100
Elderly Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Elderly Caretaker

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232 94
Builder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Builder

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208 76
Clinical Researcher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Clinical Researcher

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224 111
Dentist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Dentist

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228 79
Rescue Volunteer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Rescue Volunteer

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Electrician is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Electrician

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Researchers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Researchers

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(A Good) Parent is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Child Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Child Caretaker

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183 91
Plumber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Plumber

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Janitor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Janitor

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Garbage Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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179 89
Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Carpenter

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186 102
Veterinarian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Veterinarian

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184 106
Pharmacist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Pharmacist

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Writers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Writers

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Journalist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Journalist

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Social Worker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Truck Driver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Truck Driver

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Speech Pathologist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Speech Pathologist

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143 101
Architect is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Architect

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Pilot

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Optometrist is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Optometrist

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Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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IT Technicians is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
IT Technicians

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110 152
Musician is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Musician

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134 105
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Software Developer

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74 78
Artist is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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144 163
Military Officer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Military Officer

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102 131
Security Guard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Security Guard

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104 177
Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Lawyer

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104 123
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Park Ranger

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105 133
Chef is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Chef

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Rocket Scientists is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Meteorologist is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Personal trainer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society

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Waiter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Waiter

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75 148
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Taxi Driver

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91 146
Accountant is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Accountant

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Mathematician is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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