4 Patriotic Professions

4 Patriotic Professions

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”A 

For many, the quote by John F. Kennedy really hits home. People with an especially strong feeling of allegiance to their country believe that the best way to carry out this sentiment is through career choice. Is the patriotic path right for you? Not all patriotic jobs are on the front lines or in our state and national capitals. Read on to reveal a few of the top patriotic professions.

Law Enforcement Officers

Police officers work in partnership with the public to reduce crime and enforce federal, state and local laws. Individuals with college training in police science, military police experience, or both, have the best opportunities. No career is nobler than one that contributes to fellow citizens’ safety and prosperity.


Teachers build the ground to improve the student’s academic and creative growth that they may possess the tools to make a healthy nation. To become a teacher, individuals need to obtain a baccalaureate degree, at minimum. Teachers are one of the main pillars of a sound and progressive society.

Foreign Service Officers

According to the U.S. Department of State, the mission of a Foreign Service officer is “to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad.” This career choice is serving your country, interacting with foreign cultures, and maybe witnessing history. Interested applicants must take the Foreign Service Officer Test, submit a personal narrative, pass an oral assessment, receive all appropriate medical and security clearances and go before a review panel before becoming eligible for employment. The truth of the career is that it’s a job that demands hard work but gives great satisfaction.


Journalists work in many areas of life, finding and presenting information. There is a strong belief that journalists control the mass media but the best journalists recognize their role as servants of the people. “Journalism is a guardian that never sleeps and protects freedom of the people” – Winston Churchill. Most journalists complete a four-year degree in journalism, although some come to the profession via other fields. At its best, journalism shines a light on what’s going on in our lives, our towns, states, and federal government.

Today marks the anniversary of our nation’s independence, which to some means pool parties and fireworks, but to others it can mean much more .Now more than ever, the United States needs loyal citizens who want to serve their country. Why not turn your patriotism into a paycheck?


Dawn Krovicka