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What you can study to make the world more Thankful

A job is something you do for money. A career is something you do because you love doing it.


When thinking of a career path, it is important to start with a question, “What do I love and have a passion for?” Your answer to this question will point you in the right direction.

Here are four career paths you can study to make the world more thankful.

1. Entrepreneurship

An entrepreneur is a person who studies business courses and learns how to start his/her own business. They take lots of risks by putting up all or a majority of the capital to get started. Usually, they have an idea they are so passionate about that they are willing to risk everything just to make it a success.

For example, Kim McDonnell is the CEO of Thankful, and she was recently interviewed by Forbes about her innovative business ideas. McDonnell’s team has created the world’s first multi-cause social impact brand which spreads gratitude and measures its impact – creative, innovative and makes people say, ‘thank you’.

To help come up with her unique idea, McDonnell asked herself, “How do I want to be remembered?” Then she shared, “I had a vision of how I wanted to make this world a better place.” Entrepreneurs are always changing the world by sharing a glimpse of the great things they can do.

2. Psychology

The pandemic has been tough on all of us – socially, mentally and emotionally. Many people feel frustration from life, fear for others, and anxiety from isolation. These are very difficult situations to deal with. A psychologist is a person who can help people get through tough times like these.

Becoming a psychologist is a wonderful way to help people because it is the science of human behaviours, thoughts and emotions. Psychologists often have areas of specialty, such as depression, anxiety, fear, substance abuse and mental disorders. One famous psychologist is Sigmund Freud and he is known for helping people through psychoanalysis.

3. Social work

Just as the name implies, there are jobs that involve a lot of social activities, like working with people, building relationships, and planning events. Young people who want to do more to support their local communities can try studying social work at university to learn skills like helping children, comforting victims of trauma and supporting people suffering from addiction. One famous actor who majored in social work is Samuel L. Jackson. Before he rose to fame, he joined the Civil Rights Movement to advocate for Black power and equal rights.

4. Engineer

If you like maths, science and computers, you could consider becoming an engineer. Of course, there are many types of engineers; electrical, mechanical, civil, computer, just to name a few. Engineers invent and design the new technologies in the world. Every time there is a new car, a new mobile phone, faster internet, new tablet or new app – these were all designed by engineers. Young engineers can take courses in engineering to learn how to build and make new inventions. Data from PayScale found that the average starting salary for an electrical engineer is USD$69,200 (AUD$91,833). You can get paid very nicely to make new inventions for the world.


There are many career paths to choose from, but if you love what you do, you don’t have to call it work. When you love what you do, you are naturally inspired to always do your best, and the world will see that. Finding your passion is the secret to producing amazing results that will make the world appreciate what you do and say, ‘thank you for your service’.

Credits - Piece by: JBaily. Image from Pixels


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