Independent Study finds Optometry graduates face highest school debt burden.
One unfortunate result of the current oversupply of Optometrists is the reduction of income relative to student debt. In other words, Optometrists pay a higher percentage of their income to retire student loans than all the other major professions. In fact, Optometry pays almost twice the percentage as Medicine.
- Which Graduate Degrees Deliver More Debt than Income? – This is the original article and source of the graphic above.
- Degrees of Debt: Which Graduate Degrees Saddle Students with the Most Debt Relative to Income – This is a summary of the original article.
- 5 Graduate Degrees that Trigger the Worst Student Loan Payments – This is a summary of the original article with the addition of a video about student loans.
- The Optometry Surplus – A Review and Editorial
The tragedy of the commons is a term used in social science to describe a situation in a shared-resource system where individual users acting independently according to their own self-interest behave contrary to the common good of all users by depleting or spoiling that resource through their collective action. [Source: Wikipedia]