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Careers You Can Be Passionate About

Careers You Can Be Passionate About

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Published by: Abbas Habibi on Aug 08, 2011
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Careers You Can Be Passionate About
It's time to uncover a career path that inspiresyou.
There are many reasons to take a job... convenience,necessity, desperation... Unfortunately, passion isn'talways considered when applying for work, though itcan often mean the difference between sufferingthrough a work day and soaring through one.According to Debra Davenport, licensed career counselor and founder and president of Identity IQLLC, "Your right career should be a natural extensionof who you are as a human being," says Davenport. "...The problem is that many people don't believethey can be successful living their passion, but this issimply not true. It just takes some creativestrategizing and a solid action plan."Ready for a change? Check out these seven growingcareer options and see if they fit your personality.
Career #1 -
Human Resource Management
 
Great for people who are passionateabout:
Meeting new people, multi-tasking, creativecommunication
Career details:
Human resource managers areessential to employee happiness. They answer questions pertaining to employee benefits, companyhealth care plans, managerial quandaries, andemployee hiring and evaluation. They may alsocollaborate with top executives on creating andshaping benefit plans, internal evaluations, andcompany betterment programs.
Education options:
According to the U.S.Department of Labor, a degree in human resources,human resources management, labor, personneladministration or industrial and labor relations isrecommended. A business background or liberal artseducation might also be valued by employers.
Median salary:
$99,180* 
Career #2 -
Public Accountant
Great for people who are passionateabout:
Numbers, attention to detail, advising others
Career details:
Public accountants, as one example,are part analyst, consultant, tax law expert, andbookkeeper - and can serve as valued sources of information to persons, non-profits, governmentbodies, and businesses. In 2008, accountants held
 
1.8 million jobs, with 279,400 more projected to beadded by 2018.**
Education options:
A bachelor's or master's degreein accounting is a good starting point for aspiringpublic accountants. The U.S. Department of Labor notes that obtaining a certification, like the CertifiedPublic Accountant, is also encouraged, and for someemployers required.
Median salary:
$61,690* 
Career #3 -
Paralegal
Great for people who are passionate about:
Thelaw, research, writing, critical thinking
Career details:
Paralegals often perform criticalfunctions in law firms, government offices andcorporate legal departments. Duties can range fromresearching legal questions for attorneys to writinglegal documents, preparing documents for hearings,and organizing case information. The number of paralegal jobs is expected to increase 28 percentbetween 2008 and 2018.**
Education options:
According to the Department of Labor, an associate's degree in paralegal studies is acommon credential for paralegals.
Median salary:
$46,680* 

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