The 10 best jobs for people who want to change the world


If you’re trying to make a difference in the world, you may want to pursue a job in education, healthcare, or public safety.

PayScale recently analyzed thousands of job titles to identify the best gigs for do-gooders.

People in these roles were most likely to say that their jobs “make the world a better place,” and they typically earn more than the average US worker. 

10. Certified nurse midwife

Median pay: $87,700

Number who said this job is meaningful: 93%

Education required: Specialized, graduate nursing education

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9. Director of program management, human services

Median pay: $53,600

Number who said this job is meaningful: 94%

Education required: Bachelor’s degree

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8. Behavior analyst

Median pay: $56,400

Number who said this job is meaningful: 94%

Education required: Master’s degree, and sometimes a doctorate

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