I am about to complete a Masters degree in science, geology concentration.
I will be offered close to 6 figure salaries and should take such a position to pay off student loans.
That said…I am being very much drawn to a life of service and have an aptitude for teaching. I would do best with high school honors type courses. While I do not have a teaching credential yet I understand if one has experience and is desired by a school that can be waived or obtained while teaching. My references are quite amazing through little effort of my own. I happened to impress several of the worlds finest geologists who would be happy to endorse me for such an undertaking.
My only stipulation is I be in a Catholic environment. I want to maintain my daily Mass schedule.
My wants and needs are small. I live comfortably on ~$1400 a month so imagine I could pay off my loan on a $35-40,000 a year salary. If I procure a position in a “needy” region I can have my debt reduced as well.
The parish I am part of just had a turn over and the priests are all new so I have not had the chance to contact them for suggestions.
I am just starting this search, although the draw has been for a long time, and hope to have some leads by the spring.
Thanks for any help or suggestions!