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Making Your Career Count

5 OCT 2012
Career Path : Childcare

Many people work simply to make ends meet, while others engage in an employment that provides them with the financial means to live a lavish life. Others want to give back, to do something to change the world in whatever way they can. While working towards the betterment may not be glamorous, it can make a huge difference in another person’s life.

There are many study programs that are available in human services and justice, and wellness studies. These programs cover studies ranging from studies in autism and behavioral science to a diploma in social services. There even programs that specialize in nutrition and health. But what they all have in common is that these areas of study enable people to provide a service to serve others, to improve their quality of life. In some way, big or small, the careers listed above give back to the community.

Human Services

If you are interested in working with children, then a career in human services might be a great fit for you. You would have the opportunity to work with young children, help children in dire situations (rehabilitation) or even work with children living with autism (or other disabilities). Today, there is a shortage of people qualified to work for the social system. These are jobs that need to be filled by qualified people. These positions are also extremely important for the well-being of a community. Individuals need to be qualified to work with children, especially when they are so impressionable. An early childhood education diploma would qualify an individual to work with young children everyday. What career could be more rewarding?


Careers in health are also a great way to give back to the community. In North America, our levels of fitness and health are declining, so there has been a push towards living healthier lives, increasing our fitness levels and eating better. Many people are too busy to discipline themselves physically or in regards to what they put into their bodies, so they hire professionals to help them manage their lives. These types of careers are perfect for people who prefer not to have confined schedules, leaving them free to work at their own pace.

Programs like the personal support worker program, allow individuals the opportunity to work in field that focuses on the health and well-being of others, allowing them to give back to society while improving it. These are the types of careers that mean the most. They all work towards making the world a better place.

While a career in community and urban studies is not for everybody, it can be an incredibly rewarding and purposeful employment.

Whether you decide to complete a degree in early childhood education, or choose to inform people on how to make better health choices, you’re helping. In the fast-paced society that we live in today, that is an invaluable quality.

Visit Mohawk College for more information on community and urban studies.