thought provoking Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society  

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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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Farmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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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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Nurse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Teacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Teacher

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Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Engineer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Engineer

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

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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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Builder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Builder

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Elderly Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Elderly Caretaker

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(A Good) Parent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Clinical Researcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Clinical Researcher

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Electrician is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Electrician

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

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Dentist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Janitor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Janitor

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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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Garbage Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Plumber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Plumber

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Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Carpenter

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Pharmacist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Pharmacist

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Veterinarian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Researchers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Journalist is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Social Worker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Truck Driver is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Truck Driver

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Speech Pathologist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Teacher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Architect is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Writers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Writers

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Optometrist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Optometrist

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Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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IT Technicians is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
IT Technicians

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

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Military Officer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Military Officer

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Security Guard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Security Guard

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Musician is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Artist is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Chef is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Chef

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Park Ranger 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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Rocket Scientists is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Mathematician is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Astronomer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Accountant is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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Waiter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Waiter