Users in this career have rated it a 3.1 in terms of their own personal satisfaction with the career. This figure represents an average taken from the responses of 1319 MyPlan.com users during registration.
Users were asked to rate their happiness in their current occupation as being either "Very Happy" (4), "Happy" (3), "Mixed / Neutral" (2), "Not Happy" (1), or "Miserable" (0).
Users in this Career Group
There are 1458 users in this career group. They represent 44 different countries. You can see the list of users in this career group by clicking on one of the links below. You can also join this career group simply by selecting your current status and clicking "Add Me."
I worked as a domestic violence victim advocate. I have to say that I really enjoyed my time as an advocate and would definitely do it again if I had the opportunity. Even though it is a great career, it is not for the faint of heart, the impatient person, the person who wears her/his heart on her/his sleeve. The career is full of frustration, stress, pressure, and sadness. You have to have a stable emotional state and a strong sense of right in order to help people. You need to be able to let people choose for themselves and not pressure people into doing what you believe is right. It is not easy to see someone go back to a violent relationship, but we have to let them make their own choices--help them empower themselves. Even with all of these difficulties, it is a rewarding job once in a while. Many would describe it as a thankless job, but the few cases that succeed make it all worth-while.