Being a firefighter could be one of the most rewarding careers out there. Why? Not only do firefighters douse and contain blazes of all shapes and sizes (and in multiple environments), but they also provide life-saving medical aid to citizens prior to hospital care.
Because public service careers focus on helping people, many in the field find the work extremely rewarding. Today, more than ever, linkages between government, non-profits, universities, and private companies provide opportunities to move among the different sectors. Jobs are available on the front lines, saving lives and providing disaster relief, or behind the scenes managing resources and developing policies. You can work to prevent or solve crimes, or help manage the country’s environmental resources. There’s a public service career for practically every interest and level of education.