What would you do if you could choose a degree and career path that could help you pay for college? Would you pursue that trajectory? Or bypass it to have more freedom in what you do with your life? Students who are considering a career in public service to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) may feel as if they have little flexibility in what they can do after college. However, that’s far from the truth. According to studentaid.gov, "Any U.S. federal, state, local or tribal government agency…is considered a government employer for PSLF....The specific job that you preform doesn’t matter, as long as you’re employed by a qualifying employer." Additionally, you must work full-time as a public service employee. Finaid has more information on public service loan forgiveness requirements.Take a look at a few career paths that pay off for graduates – literally.For instance, a Disaster Recovery Manager works to design and implement procedures and processes to ensure the safe recovery of communities after a natural or man-made disaster. A Public Information Officer will write press releases, draft educational material, or plan media strategies.Additionally, you can find a job in government all over the country. Whether you move back to your hometown or migrate to a larger, metropolitan area, there are government jobs in different fields everywhere.
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