Many people graduate from college with student debt, but doctors, dentists, scientists, lawyers and MBAs tend to run up particularly large totals — and they may struggle with repayments, even if their incomes are relatively high.

“Most of my clients in these professions have six-figure incomes, but they also have six-figure student loan debt, which they got while pursuing graduate degrees,” says Stacy Gallagher Ployhar, a planner at 2020 Financial Planning in Seattle.

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