N.T. Wright opens a chapter in his book, After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters with the following story.
"I once had a student, studying theology, who spent his whole summer vacation working in a sub-Saharan African country. When he came back, the head of the college asked him what he wanted to do when he graduated. He replied that he was hoping to work in international development, bring help and wisdom to the poorest parts of the globe. The head of the college at once asked him why, in that case, he was studying theology rather than politics and/or economics.
The student didn't miss a beat. 'Because theology is much more relevant,' he replied."
May you find meaning and purpose in your work that is of something greater.