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Health care employees are eligible for a public service student loan discharge of all their federal student loans. The student loan law uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine whether a qualifying occupation is eligible for a public service discharge.

The following is a list of eligible health care employees who are eligible for a public service student loan discharge:

 

Athletic Trainers;
Attendants;
Anesthesiologists;
Audiologists;
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians;
Chiropractors;
Dentists;
Dental Assistants;
Dental Hygienists;
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers;
Dietetic Technicians;
Dietitians and Nutritionists;
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics;
Healthcare Support Workers;
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners;
Health Technologists and Technicians;
Home Health Aides;
Laboratory Animal Caretakers;
Massage Therapists;
Medical Assistants;
Medical Equipment Preparers;
Medical Transcriptionists;
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists;
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians;
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians;
Nuclear Medicine Technologists;
Nursing Aides; Orderlies;
Obstetricians and Gynecologists;
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists;
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians;
Occupational Therapists;
Occupational Therapy Assistants;
Occupational Therapy Aides;
Optometrists;
Orthodontists;
Orthotists and Prosthetists;
Pediatricians;
Pharmacists;
Pharmacy Aides;
Pharmacy Technicians;
Physician Assistants;
Physical Therapists;
Physical Therapist Assistants;
Physical Therapist Aides;
Prosthodontists;
Psychiatrists;
Psychiatric Aides;
Psychiatric Technicians;
Radiation Therapists;
Radiologic Technicians;
Radiologic Technologists;
Recreational Therapists;
Registered Nurses;
Respiratory Therapists;
Respiratory Therapy Technicians;
Speech-Language Pathologists;
Surgeons;
Surgical Technologists;
Veterinarians;
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians;
Veterinary Assistants;

If your occupation is listed above, please understand that there are reporting requirements that you should follow in order to take advantage of the public service discharge program.

For more information, please visit the following website managed by the Office of the U.S. Department of Education:
http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/public-service

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