Whether going back to work after some time off to have children or having shifted down to part-time work to stay career-focused, taking time away from the little ones is hard. It becomes more important in some ways that the next job doesn’t just feel like you’re moving papers around a desk (or digital files on a computer). Especially when getting into your 30s or 40s, work needs to embody some meaning in your life beyond a wage.
Accordingly, we thought that we’d publish an article discussing some jobs that are more personally rewarding. You never know – it may lead to a whole new career!
A registered nurse can work in a number of different specializations in the UK. These include adult nursing, mental health, geriatric nursing for the elderly, and pediatric nursing to provide care to babies and children. Given the broad range of nursing roles, a nurse can choose what nursings he will find the most emotionally rewarding to them.
To work as a nurse in the UK, a nursing degree is required along with other qualifications such as five GCSEs and a couple of A levels in a topic that relates to either health or science.
Becoming an early-years or kindergarten teacher is a rewarding role for anyone who loves kids. Being able to provide early education in children’s formative years has been shown to be vitally important to their overall development into adulthood.
The education system in the UK groups students’ ages to make planning easier. The early-stage development is from ages 0 through 5 years and key stage 1 is ages 5 through 7. Teachers must qualify through a teaching degree and pass the Disclosure and Barring Service, which checks for inappropriate people to avoid them getting into the education system.
A physical therapist is a role where you help people who are having difficulties with walking or have other physical problems. They may be partially disabled and need assistance to use their ambulatory skills to best effect. Or they might have been in a car accident and have to learn to walk again.
Someone who works as a physical therapist sees people every workday. Usually, this is from when they come in for a session and begin to work on their bodies right through to when their physical improvement journey is officially over. The physical changes and new improved life opportunities will make a therapist feel like they did something good for sure.
Exercise Referral (Fitness for People with Physical Limitations)
A Level 3 Exercise referral course is one where the student learns about how to assist people who wish to exercise but have certain physical limitations. The restrictions might be due to an illness (temporary, permanent) or have a physical condition which is chronic and persistent.
The Focus Awards Exercise Referral course from OriGym is designed to educate students primarily from the physical fitness industry how to teach and support people who wish to exercise to stay healthy. They learn about nutrition, what exercises are possible based on different physical conditions, and effective ways to communicate in a sensitive manner.
Working with people who wish to stay fitter, lose weight or improve their mobility is rewarding. Rather than people feeling left out, they can be encouraged through the right training to improve themselves within the realm of their own physical capabilities.
Being a social worker is a really challenging profession. It places you at the heart of the local community with which you work. Many of the people you meet and work with are having an especially difficult time in life and need emotional support as well as some guidance on sensible next steps.
A social worker can make a real difference in communities that are suffering or finding it difficult to make it through challenging life events. Dealing with people from different walks of life and age groups, it’s a role that provides plenty of variety. You’ll also need to be a people person because it’ll involve making regular health visits and consulting with different agencies to get the resources needed.
If you didn’t find your previous career before having kids to be rewarding, then it’s a good time to make a change. Get some education in a new field so you have a new career waiting for you. It’s best to base your next career choice on what you’ll personally find the most rewarding. This is often connected to current interests.