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9 Best Careers for Empaths

9 Best Careers for Empaths
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Do people open up to you easily? Are you the first person to offer help? Do you feel drained after a social gathering? If so, you might be an empath.

Empaths feel what others are feeling, absorbing their energy and feeding off their mood. While it can be exhausting to connect with so many individuals on a highly emotional level, it can benefit your career. Some of these jobs might be distressing because of your sensitive character, but using your gift to help others can be your ticket to success.

Here are some of the best careers for empaths. [Want to know what job fits your personality type? Find out here.]

Empaths are natural caregivers, wanting to accommodate anyone who is unwell. As a nurse, you must have that instinct to help patients feel more relaxed and confident in the care they're receiving.

You can work in many places, from hospitals to nursing homes, offering comfort to those who truly need it. Not only can you be help the patient, you can also be a support system for their family members and loved ones.

Like nurses, psychologists help those who are experiencing health issues. Mental illnesses are just as real and debilitating as physical ones, and they require the proper attention and treatment.

Empaths can understand the depth of emotional suffering and are great at listening and offering advice. You can work in private practice or in clinics, hospitals, rehab facilities and mental health centers, guiding patients through therapy.

If you have a way with words, consider channeling your feelings through writing. Empaths experience unfamiliar and often powerful emotions, making them more creative than most. As an empath, you shouldn't feel ashamed of your ideas; you should let them empower you to tell a story and reach others by doing so. As a writer, you can freelance, work for a magazine, start a blog or even become an author.

Empaths don't just care for people – they care for all creatures. Seeing any living being that is suffering causes heartache. As a veterinarian, you can heal and comfort sick pets and soothe their worried owners in a clinic or an animal hospital setting.

Artists are believed to see matters differently than others. Using their unique perspectives and emotions, they create beautiful artwork. Empaths make great artists because they have minds bursting with passion and conflict, which act as inspiration for pieces of art. Whether you freelance, sell your own work or channel your art through other career paths, the content you create is influential.

Much like writers and artists, musicians are emotional people. As an empath with a knack for music, you can create valuable songs based off various subjects, people and circumstances. The more emotion a song has, the more relatable it becomes, offering a common ground for listeners.

Music is a great way to connect with an audience. Even if you write lyrics and perform at local clubs or cafes, you can build your following and reach more people as you grow.

Empaths have people's best interests at heart, which is why being a life coach is the perfect opportunity for them. Typically, life coaches meet with individuals or small groups to guide them through their lifestyle choices, help them reach their goals and offer encouragement. You can practice privately or for a company.

As a guidance counselor, you can change a child or young adult's life by being their mentor. Every student needs someone to assist them in their endeavors, ensuring they're meeting deadlines, staying on track with their education and pursuing opportunities they will truly love.

Empaths can understand the wants and needs of others, which helps them lead students down the right path. Work as a guidance counselor at a local school or university and put your gift to work.

Empaths want to see and help others succeed. Teachers are important people for that job, influencing their students to focus on their education and achieve their desired goals.

A teacher could change someone's entire life by offering the motivation and connections they need, especially if they don't have the support at home. Depending on your subject of interest, check out local schools, universities

Sammi Caramela

Sammi Caramela is a recent graduate of Rowan University, where she majored in writing arts and minored in journalism. She currently works as a Purch B2B staff writer while working on her first novel in her free time. Reach her by email, or check out her blog at sammisays.org.