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

2
709 147
Farmer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Farmer

3
770 163
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Doctor

4
703 140
Nurse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Nurse

5
769 211
Teacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Teacher

6
582 130
Firefighter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Firefighter

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562 174
Engineer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Engineer

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533 216
Police Officer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Police Officer

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465 106
EMT is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
EMT

10
362 131
Builder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Builder

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351 183
Special Education Worker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Special Education Worker

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376 148
Elderly Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Elderly Caretaker

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411 46
(A Good) Parent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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318 119
Clinical Researcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Clinical Researcher

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348 107
Rescue Volunteer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Rescue Volunteer

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321 128
Electrician is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Electrician

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324 159
Dentist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Dentist

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298 139
Child Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Child Caretaker

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280 162
Janitor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Janitor

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279 131
Plumber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Plumber

21
262 115
Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Carpenter

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336 131
Garbage Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
chantellebelle added Garbage Man

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280 134
Veterinarian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Veterinarian

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277 137
Pharmacist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Pharmacist

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283 117
Researchers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Researchers

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122 20
Teacher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Teacher

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248 55
Social Worker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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178 253
Journalist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Journalist

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213 150
Truck Driver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Truck Driver

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177 175
Speech Pathologist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Speech Pathologist

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213 132
Architect is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Architect

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208 204
Writers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Writers

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233 125
Pilot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Pilot

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205 98
Optometrist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Optometrist

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196 70
Psychologist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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191 143
IT Technicians is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
IT Technicians

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186 140
Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Software Developer

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174 204
Musician is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Musician

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151 175
Security Guard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Security Guard

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205 213
Military Officer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Military Officer

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171 232
Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Lawyer

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132 122
Artist is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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159 173
Chef is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Chef

44
144 175
Park Ranger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Park Ranger

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78 62
Meteorologist is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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84 42
Mathematician is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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140 162
Rocket Scientists is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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77 43
Astronomer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
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122 210
Waiter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Waiter

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143 182
Accountant is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Jobs That Are the Most Beneficial to Society
Accountant