I am sure that many of you face student debt out there still after years of trying to pay it off or maybe you are just starting to pay off those loans out of college. Whatever the case is, many of you would like to take care of that student loan debt as soon as possible.
One option that the government provides is through student loan forgiveness. These are great ways for you to give to Uncle Sam or some public service that is needed and in return for your time and skilled service they are kind enough to take care of some or all of your student loans.
These options should be decided carefully and please don’t do them for the sole purpose of getting some student loan help because you are bound to hate yourself after a while. You need to find something you are passionate about and at the same time will allow for you to take care of some necessary debt for your future.
1. Law School
Many of you face law school debt and that is practically a mortgage with the amount you have to shell out for a few years of reading books and losing sleep. Some of you might think that you are going to get hired by some great law firm and everything will be taken care of and that might happen, but for many of you that will not be an option.
Another thing to look at is working for a non-profit or public interest organization. This can help you take care of some much needed debt and give yourself a serviceable name in your industry. It might not be glamorous, but it is a good way to take care of all of the debt that will eat at your bank account for years.
2. Physical or Occupational Therapy
This is a great example of high in demand and low in supply when it comes to therapists. There are plenty of positions out there that hospitals, the government, and private facilities need to fill and people will always get sick and need medical help. This is a good way to take care of some medical bills that have pilled up just like the law student that we talked about.
3. Military Service
Well this one I would not put as number one for me personally because of the potential health risks, but I am sure you would learn some pretty impressive skills that you can bring back to the “real world” and apply. This is also not exotic, but it will pay the student loan bills and if you are willing to get into hostile territory you can get paid a lot.
4. Peace Corp
This is also an international option like the military, but without all of the weaponry. This could create up to 70% debt reduction and help you see the world through a different set of eyes. Many of these traveling experiences will allow you to view struggles of simple people fighting for necessities that we take for granted.
5. Social Services
There are countless honorable professions such as law enforcement, helping people find housing and occupations, assisting with disabled and elderly, along with other correctional officer positions that can impact your bank account and other lives. These services are some of the best because they will allow for potentially your whole student loan to be taken care of.