Make a Difference Everyday
Are you looking for a way to contribute to your community and have a purpose in your life? Sometimes it can feel like making a difference in the world is impossible, but the truth is every day, people are improving their lives and the lives of those around them merely by doing their job.

How is that possible? Well, it starts with choosing a career focused on serving your community.

Everybody needs a job, but most of us are aching for more — a career that can help people, and help make the world a better place, while also providing the structure and tools to succeed and grow. You might think college is the only route to professional success. The truth is, there are many paths you can take. Some of those routes may even end up being something you never considered or may have even initially ruled out because of misconceptions and false assumptions about the demands and responsibilities of the job. Perhaps a job in law enforcement or corrections.

As a corrections officer, you can be a positive force for change for the inmates in your care.

Through your support and guidance, you can provide inmates with the knowledge and examples they need to improve their lives. You can also help set them up for success as they prepare to re-enter the community. Finally, through your actions, you can help inmates face their future with a positive outlook and faith that can even help them turn a corner and lead a better life once they serve their time. In fact, it’s within your power to set up these inmates for success, reducing recidivism and helping them – and your community – stay safe.

While selfless acts that help those around you are gratifying in their own right, the truth is doing good does you good.

In fact, studies have shown that people who choose rewarding careers live more fulfilling lives, with improved health and a better mental outlook. That’s because acting with generosity and giving back to your community actually activates the part of your brain linked to contentment. There’s also great power in feeling that your actions have meaning and many people find satisfaction in knowing that what they do contributes positively to the world around them. In the end, making a difference is a win-win for everybody, and choosing a career that allows you to help others will also end up helping you.

If you're considering a career in public safety, consider a career with the MDC. We provide secure employment and opportunity for those who make the grade.

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