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The Helpers: Help people grow, change, and heal.

Caring, responsible, warm. Like working with people–to inform, empower, inspire, train, or heal them.

Occupations involve working with others in a helpful or facilitative way.

Work Activities:

  • Helping or encouraging
  • Counseling or mentoring
  • Teaching or training
  • Guiding
  • Facilitating
  • Solving problems
  • Leading discussions
  • Expressing myself
  • Mediating disputes
  • Plan or supervise activities
  • Working in groups
  • Helping people with problems
  • Serving others
  • Working with kids

Descriptors:

  • Caring
  • Helpful
  • Responsible
  • Cooperative
  • Kind
  • Understanding
  • Insightful
  • Friendly
  • Warm

Values:

  • Helping or empowering
  • Instructing
  • Nurturing
  • Communication
  • Community
  • Growth
  • Spirituality
  • Trust

Sample Careers:

  • Art or Music Therapist
  • Coach, Athletic
  • Community Organizer
  • Community Service Manager
  • Counselor
  • Customer Service Rep
  • Dental Asst. or Hygienist
  • Human Resources
  • Human Service Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Medical Assistant
  • Minister, Pastor
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Teacher
  • Training Specialist
  • Vocational Counselor
  • Volunteer Services Manager

Sample Majors:

  • Child Development
  • Counseling
  • Criminology
  • Dietetics or Nutrition
  • Elementary Education
  • ESL Teaching
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Health Education
  • Hearing and Speech
  • Human Services
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Psychology
  • Recreation
  • Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Urban or Women’s Studies

Might Enjoy Work in:

  • Human Resources
  • Social Services
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Health Services
  • Child and Adult Care
  • Mental Health