Regardless of where they may end up, many people go into business or set out on their careers with the notion or idea of trying to make the world a better place. For some, this might mean trying to cure certain diseases or illnesses, while others might want to help make life better for the poor. Still, others want to protect people and keep them safe.
While careers like law enforcement or the fire department are clear avenues for those who want to help keep others safe, they are not the only career fields for those interested in promoting safety and security. Here are three other careers centered on helping keep people safe.
Some government officials are responsible for passing laws and other legislative acts that help protect the public good. Others are tasked with building safe roads and structurally sound buildings, while others are responsible for making sure everything is up to code. Whether elected, appointed or hired, the majority of government officials work hard to maintain public safety in a variety of different ways.
2. Software Developers
Smart home devices like alarm systems, smoke detectors, and CO2 devices are all powered by software designed to help keep people safe. Every day, new apps are being developed that help keep people safe in a wide range of situations. Even physical security risk analysis software is helping security professionals make informed safety choices and policies.
You could make apps that allow victims of domestic violence to get help when they need it, apps that will alert authorities if you don’t arrive at a given destination by a certain time or apps that alert emergency personnel of any medical issues you might have. Software engineers are just one of a vast array of skilled workers helping make the world a better, safer place.
3. Mental Health Professionals
Mental health issues can cause individuals to be a danger either to themselves or to others. Psychologists, counselors and other mental health professionals help keep the general public safe by assessing the risk level that certain individuals pose to themselves or to others.
They can help intervene in situations where children are being abused or in other types of domestic violence situations. While the news may constantly be filled with the actions of those that slip through the cracks, what can never be measured is the number of disasters that did not happen because a trained mental health professional intervened.
These are just a few of the many, many career fields available to individuals who want to make the world a safer place. No matter what your passions or interests are, there will always be ways to utilize your skills to help keep your loved ones and your community safe.