Sometimes it seems that certain people are just cut out for certain jobs. As a customer or patron, you may deal with a professional that leaves you feeling good about your exchange. In other cases, you may come across a person who is a terrible fit for their profession and you find yourself thinking the person chose poorly and their job is not a good fit for their personality. A lot of this depends on how nurturing a person is and whether they have chosen a nurturing profession. If you consider yourself nurturing and you feel rewarded by caring for others, there are a lot of job opportunities available to you. Health care is one of the best professions for caring individuals. Nursing jobs like caregiver jobs and CNA jobs are perfect for those with nurturing personalities. Health care requires that a person not just understand illness and disease, but that they understand human nature and be able to empathize with those experiencing health problems. The best healthcare professionals are nurturing, caring people.
Another option for caring people is to work with the elderly. As we age, many of the skills we once had diminish and we may need help with everything from grocery shopping to home maintenance. There are also times when we just want support and companionship. If you are a nurturing person, you can assist the elderly with their daily needs and work with them to keep them company and help them feel good about their lives in later years. Home care companions and working in an assisted living facility both offer opportunities for working with the elderly population.
Those who love working with children and who have compassionate personalities can work in childcare centers. While the inclination may be to go into teaching if you love working with kids, childcare allows you to have a more social relationship with children. You can work with younger children in childcare. Infants and toddlers truly need nurturing when they are left in a childcare environment most of the day without parents. Caregivers substitute as parents during the workday, a role traditional school teachers only partially play. Childcare teachers must have a willingness to show physical affection to children and if you have a desire to teach and guide, as well as give hugs and bandage skinned knees, working in a childcare center may be the right choice for you.
Customer support is often one of the most under-appreciated fields in business, but the best customer service representatives are nurturing, compassionate people. While it can make you weary listening to the complaints of people all day long, if you can offer a client a comforting experience, it will go a long way in making a good impression on behalf of your company.
Finally, one of the most important fields requiring compassion and a nurturing spirit is counseling. Great counselors possess a combination of knowledge and experience, as well as the desire to care for people. If you have a nurturing personality and personal experience with life’s challenges, you may want to consider a career in counseling.