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Well-paid jobs that genuinely make a difference and help people

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ParisLilleBrussels Wed 20-Sep-17 00:08:28

Any ideas? I'm a bit stuck sad Happy to give more information about my situation if needed.

A lot of jobs that I've found so far don't seem to be that well paid.

I know that money is absolutely not the be-all-and-end-all. I only ask as all of the jobs that I'm looking at are based in London and I wouldn't be able to afford living in London on most of the salaries advertised for the jobs that I've looked at.

Thanks smile

ParisLilleBrussels Wed 20-Sep-17 00:41:39

Bumping smile

Arkengarthdale Wed 20-Sep-17 00:47:12

Police
Doctor
Tube driver
Armed forces officer
Air traffic controller
Estate agent

Depends what you mean by well paid and helpful

hellokittymania Wed 20-Sep-17 02:09:03

I work in the NGO sector and for some reason there is a very big misconception about NGO and charity workers not having money. Many people are well-paid. Yes, there are volunteers and there are workers who don't receive much money either by choice or because it's a small charity, etc but there are plenty of people out there receiving quite good money, and they rightfully so to be as they do brilliant work in a very tough sector.

SerfTerf Wed 20-Sep-17 02:16:33

Depends what you mean by "well paid" and what you mean by "helping people".

Medical doctor is the obvious one that ticks both boxes by most definitions.

Caring professions generally aren't always great money if they're hands-on but that varies a lot.

Look at it another way and you can perform most professional business functions for an organisation that does good work (NHS accountant, Charity HR manager, IT specialist for a Housing body and so on).

You won't have all the skills, aptitudes and interests to do literally anything anyway. So give us some clues to narrow it down (interests, current qualifications, availability to retrain, motivations etc)

highinthesky Wed 20-Sep-17 02:19:52

I think your resources to retrain are key to answering this question. As is your commitment to make what is essentially a lifestyle choice. Young medics, for example, sacrifice a great deal for their careers.

Give us a starting point as to your skills and we might be able to give you a steer.

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