For some people, a good salary is not nearly as important as doing work that matters by helping to make other people s lives better. Careers in social work, teaching, medicine, and emergency response, among others, let people see the impact they are making on individuals they assist in addition to receiving a paycheck. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders. This book explores careers in one of the helping professions for people who are compassionate and empathetic. It covers such careers as nurse-midwife, social worker, firefighter, police officer, nursing home aide, home health aide, gerontologist, physical therapist, or clergy member.