The Best & Most Affecting Support Careers!



All jobs come with their own prestige. For example, if you’re the lead detective of a police department, your rank and authority will bring with it its own respect, both commanded within the force and personally by your colleagues. Some jobs have more or less prestige and outward respectability. For example, a Doctor in a children’s hospital is more likely to gain respect and heroism than someone who owns a gambling store. However, doing something purely for the prestige and respect is often the fastest way to keep a relatively unhealthy motivation for your work.

Some people dislike this spotlight intensely. Instead they are content with offering their skills in a support capacity, diligently and modestly working to make things happen and ensure people can perform their roles well. These are the real heroes of the workforce, the people who allow the machinery of the corporations, public services and many other categories to diligently complete their tasks from day to day. If you enjoy support roles, then absolutely consider the following careers:

Supply Chain Management & Procurement

Supply chain management and procurement are fascinating roles, because they truly do depict the entire structure of how a business is supplied or sources its modes of income. For example, let’s say you work in supply chain command for a hospital. After conducting your relative qualifications using an online supply chain management course, you will likely be placed in a specialism. This could be in procuring hearing aids for your audiology department.

The ability to manage logistics, shave off minuscule amounts of money in each batch of orders without compromising quality, and ensuring all of this is delivered safely and in time falls to you. This is one of the most important and affecting jobs within the entire hospital. What good is a Doctor without tools to heal the patients with, or cures to act upon? This is why support roles are often much more important or at least the fundamental firmament in which those more specialized roles can enjoy their prestige. This work is satisfying, excellently enjoyable, and profoundly satisfying for you to keep.


If you have any interest in cooking whatsoever, then becoming part of a kitchen brigade in a restaurant, for a catering firm, in the military or any other appropriate system (surprise: most people require food so this can be quite easy to find work in,) will allow you to truly support people by literally giving them the (tasty) fuel they need to keep going and working well. After all, what group of troops can function well in any combative zone with an empty and growling stomach?

This is the ultimate support role, as everyone needs to eat, and without it things can deteriorate very quickly. The excellent part of being a chef is that you can cook anywhere, and skills do often make you raise the ranks more quickly and become celebrated amongst your peers. This is one of the support roles which can truly gain you prestige, but only if you become the best at what you do. This is the one support role which is equal parts art and practical skills too, so there is plenty on the line for you here.

With these two skills, we have detailed some excellent and truly affecting support roles that could gift you a world of significance behind the scenes.


  • Tamra Phelps

    I think catering might be fun. Think of all the events you’d go to, for free, lol. Of course, there’d be a lot of food preparation. But I like cooking.

  • Jerry Marquardt

    Your great list really puts positions in better perspective. I appreciate the greatly awesome information on making a decision easier.

  • Casey Garvey

    I want to be a health aid. I would love to work in homes to help elderly or disabled be able to live on their own longer.

  • Dana Rodriguez

    These are great suggestions. My fiance’ has been thinking about opening a small restaurant because he loves to cook and he is really good at it.

  • CJ

    I think finding out what the right path for you to take career wise is one of the hardest decisions you have to make in life. And unfortunately many people determine your worth as a human being based on what you do to support yourself and/or your family.

  • Amy Green

    This reminds me of a conversation I had with a classmate of mine during my freshman year of high school. A fellow peer of ours was being belittled because the first car they were able to get was a Stationwagon. The student was being humiliated, but my friend I argued that the person in question got to have their own car. Logically, that situation had some merit. Every job in this world is important, and has some meaning and value. The gas you pump, the food you eat, and the clothes you wear all came from someone who made them. And, someone had to sell them.

  • Judy Thomas

    These are really great careers. My son is trying to decide on a career path and careers are changing so much with technology.

  • Rosie

    I met a fellow at the library, he did cooking for people when he was in the service, now he is retired and cooking for a nursing home – he says he really loves cooking up good food for them. Procurement jobs can pay well, they often want a broad spectrum of skills.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Our career guidance teacher at school tried to persuade me to study engineering – this despite the fact that I’m hopeless at Maths!

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