It's no secret that college can be expensive. More than 44 million Americans have taken out student loans to pay for school and their debt totals $1.4 trillion.
The average debt for 20-year-olds is a staggering $22,135. For 30-year-olds, it's even larger: $34,033. So, according to a report from financial-advice website Moneyish, paying yet more to get an advanced degree can be a real risk.
"The average debt of a person with a Master of Arts degree hit an inflation-adjusted $59,000," it says, "up from just $38,000 in 2004."
If you're planning to get your master's, you can play it safer by focusing on certain fields where students tend to earn more money after graduating, though, according to data compiled by Moneyish and compensation-data site PayScale.
Here are their top five best master's degree majors to choose if you want a high-paying job: