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5 Advanced Degrees Still Worth the Debt

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Does grad school pay off? In terms of salary expectations, the answer is yes, even after the Great Recession.

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
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