Slide Show | June 2011
5 Advanced Degrees Still Worth the DebtFollow @JaneBClark
However, you must be careful to vet the prospects for your profession -- including average salary and job openings down the line -- before spending or borrowing to attend graduate school.
Here are five popular degrees that still make the grade.
Average 2009 income from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Loan-repayment amounts based on unsubsidized Staffords and calculated using the Finaid.org calculator. Average debt exclusive of undergraduate debt and based on 2007-08 data (Dept. of Ed).5 Advanced Degrees Still Worth the Debt