The Importance Of Choosing A Rewarding Career

When considering our career path, most people focus on a very narrow set of requirements: they want to find a job they think they can do and, ideally, one that pays well. For most of us, the consideration of how rewarding a job is is barely even considered; nice to have, but not essential.

However, if contemplating your career path, the potential for a job to be rewarding is far more important than you may initially think.

First and foremost, it is important to consider the sheer amount of time you are going to spend working on tasks related to your job. If you work full time, this will usually mean working for over 2,000 hours per year. If you do not find your job rewarding, then you are committing a huge amount of your life to a role that you, at best, tolerate.

Secondly, it’s important to remember that you will be working for decades. Most of us could tolerate an unrewarding job for a few years – and particularly if it paid well – but working, year-after-year, in a role that is fundamentally unrewarding is unlikely to have positive results for your mental health, self-esteem, and well-being.

Due to the reasons above, electing to pursue a career that you find rewarding is incredibly important. If you’re in need of inspiration, the infographic below focuses on the numerous roles in the non-profit sector that are well worth considering if you wish to ensure you choose a rewarding, enjoyable career in future.


Infographic Design By USC Online


Arnel Ariate is the webmaster of Money Soldiers.

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