Jobs for Nice People

There are a number of jobs that are particularly well suited to nice people. This article explores five of these jobs in detail by outlining job duties and educational requirements.

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Careers for Nice People

While nice people could potentially pursue any career path they choose, there are a number of careers in which being nice would be of great benefit. In the paragraphs below, we will look at five different careers that may be a good fit for nice people. We will discuss why these careers may be good choices for nice people, what each job entails, and which type of education is required for each of these careers.

Job Title Median Salary (2016)* Job Growth (2016-2026)*
Receptionist $27,920 9%
Customer Service Representative $32,300 5%
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative $60,530 6%
Registered Nurse $68,450 15%
Social Worker $46,890 15%

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Receptionists work in all types of offices, like dentists' and doctors' offices, hair salons, and spas, and are responsible for greeting patients and customers, answering phones, scheduling appointments, and sometimes handling payment. Because receptionists are often the first person a client encounters when entering a business or office, it is very helpful if this individual is nice and able to engage customers in friendly conversation. Nice people may also enjoy the frequent interaction with other others that being a receptionist entails. To become a receptionist, you will typically need a high school diploma and will likely complete some on-the-job training.

Customer Service Representative

Customer service representatives work in many different industries and are typically responsible for handling the needs of customers, from answering their questions and helping them solve problems to resolving any complaints customers may have. For example, a customer service representative working for a television and Internet service provider may answer phone calls and deal with consumer questions regarding their service, while a representative working for a clothing company may help consumers understand the process by which to exchange or return a purchase. Nice individuals may make good customer service representatives as they will be able to handle customer requests and problems in good humor and with a level of understanding. To become a customer service representative, you will generally need a high school diploma and may also receive on-the-job training.

Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative

Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives work on the behalf of wholesalers and manufacturers and are responsible for selling their products and services to other businesses. Their job entails knowing the details of the products they are selling in order to explain them to potential clients, finding new customers, and maintaining existing sales accounts. A nice individual could make an excellent sales representative as this job heavily relies on developing relationships with customers and having good interpersonal communication skills. To become a wholesale and manufacturing sales representative, a bachelor's degree is typically required and some companies may require that your degree be in a scientific or technical field, depending on the products you are selling.

Registered Nurse

As a nurse, you will work in a variety of medical settings like physicians' offices, hospitals, and outpatient clinics and will be responsible for providing medical care and attending to the needs of patients. Some of your duties may include keeping detailed patient records, taking vital signs, administering medication, and assisting physicians during treatment. Nurses often spend a great deal of time with patients and their families, sometimes during sad or stressful health crises, in which case it is very helpful for nurses to be kind and friendly. To become a nurse, you will need to obtain an associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing.

Social Worker

Social workers work with individuals and families who are experiencing different types of problems and help them develop solutions, learn coping strategies, and connect them with helpful resources. You may work with single mothers and provide them with information about how to seek assistance or affordable daycare for their children, with children who have challenging home lives, or with individuals struggling with overcoming addiction. Because social workers interact with people on a daily basis, it is helpful if they are nice and show compassion for an individual's tough situation. To become a social worker, you will usually need a bachelor's or master's degree in the field.

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