Thought Provoking Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society  

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List Rules Vote on which job you think most benefits society

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.

See also: Fun Jobs That Pay Well
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Scientist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Scientist

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693 144
Farmer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Farmer

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750 161
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Doctor

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690 136
Nurse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Nurse

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752 210
Teacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Teacher

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570 127
Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Firefighter

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548 173
Engineer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Engineer

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524 213
Police Officer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Police Officer

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455 105
EMT is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
EMT

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344 180
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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353 129
Builder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Builder

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369 144
Elderly Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Elderly Caretaker

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400 45
(A Good) Parent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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312 116
Clinical Researcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Clinical Researcher

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342 106
Rescue Volunteer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Rescue Volunteer

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313 127
Electrician is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Electrician

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318 156
Dentist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Dentist

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292 137
Child Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Child Caretaker

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276 159
Janitor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Janitor

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276 130
Plumber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Plumber

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259 114
Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Carpenter

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276 132
Veterinarian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Veterinarian

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274 136
Pharmacist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Pharmacist

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331 131
Garbage Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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278 117
Researchers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Researchers

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243 55
Social Worker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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114 20
Teacher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Teacher

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177 249
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Journalist

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210 150
Truck Driver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Truck Driver

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174 175
Speech Pathologist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Speech Pathologist

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209 132
Architect is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Architect

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205 202
Writers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Writers

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231 125
Pilot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Pilot

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203 98
Optometrist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Optometrist

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193 70
Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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191 141
IT Technicians is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
IT Technicians

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185 140
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Software Developer

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172 203
Musician is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Musician

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150 175
Security Guard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Security Guard

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202 212
Military Officer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Military Officer

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164 231
Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Lawyer

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128 122
Artist is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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158 172
Chef is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Chef

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143 173
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Park Ranger

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76 61
Meteorologist is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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82 41
Mathematician is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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138 162
Rocket Scientists is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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75 42
Astronomer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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122 208
Waiter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Waiter

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142 181
Accountant is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Accountant