Small Acts of Humanitarianism:
It is easy for people to think that there is nothing they can do on an individual basis to help others in an effective manner, so therefore they lapse into apathy. However, small actions can make a difference, be it sponsoring a child or signing a petition.

If you don't have a lot of time, but want to get involved in something, try volunteering at a nonprofit or service organization and giving a few hours of your time every week or month.

Follow Someone's Actions:
If you're not too sure how to get started in your humanitarian work, google examples of men and women that have changed the world by going above and beyond the call of duty to help their fellow humans.

Take a Leave of Absence:
If your workplace and your finances allow you to do so, take a leave of absence for a couple of months or even up to a year. Sign up for a full-time volunteering position abroad in countries that need your help the most. This may lead to a lifetime of humanitarian work.

Find Like-Minded Individuals:
Getting started on the path to becoming a humanitarian can seem daunting. You don't have to do it alone - teamwork helps make change happen and also helps to get things going, resulting in more effective and quicker solutions for those in need. Get your best friend involved, or join a local social service club to get yourself started.

What are Humanitarians like?


Based on our pool of users, humanitarians tend to be predominately artistic people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Humanitarians by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 308 Sokanu users

Are Humanitarians happy?


Humanitarians rank among the happiest careers. Overall they rank in the 87th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Humanitarian Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Humanitarians

The most common degree held by humanitarians is International Relations. 9% of humanitarians had a degree in international relations before becoming humanitarians. That is over 6 times the average across all careers. Philosophy And Religious Studies graduates are the second most common among humanitarians, representing 6% of humanitarians in the Sokanu user base, which is 3.7 times the average.

Humanitarian Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Humanitarian, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of humanitarians % of population Multiple
International Relations 8.8% 1.5% 5.8×
Philosophy And Religious Studies 5.8% 1.6% 3.7×
Anthropology And Archeology 5.8% 1.2% 4.7×
Political Science 5.2% 2.9% 1.8×
Business Management And Administration 4.9% 6.5% 0.8×
Sociology 3.6% 2.1% 1.7×
Marketing And Marketing Research 3.2% 2.2% 1.5×
Intercultural And International Studies 3.2% 0.6% 5.0×
Psychology 3.2% 6.8% 0.5×
Economics 3.2% 3.8% 0.8×
Biology 2.9% 3.5% 0.8×
English Literature 2.9% 4.9% 0.6×
Humanities 2.9% 0.4% 7.8×
Liberal Arts 2.3% 1.8% 1.2×
History 2.3% 2.2% 1.0×
Community And Public Health 1.9% 0.8% 2.4×
Communications 1.6% 3.3% 0.5×
Foreign Language Studies 1.6% 1.3% 1.3×
Other Foreign Languages 1.6% 0.5% 3.0×
Environmental Science 1.3% 1.1% 1.2×
Accounting 1.3% 1.7% 0.7×
Advertising 1.3% 0.6% 2.1×
Theology And Religious Vocations 1.3% 0.4% 3.2×
Public Administration 1.3% 0.4% 2.9×
Public Policy 1.3% 0.4% 3.6×
Women's Studies 1.3% 0.2% 6.0×

Humanitarian Education Levels

30% of humanitarians have a master's degree. 28% of humanitarians have a bachelor's degree.

No education 0%
High school diploma 22%
Associate's degree 20%
Bachelor's degree 28%
Master's degree 30%
Doctorate degree 0%

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