Dentists' median loan balance tops $236K — How long before it's paid off?

While many students decide to pursue higher education, the price for schooling continues to skyrocket.

Dentists are among the advanced degree-holders with the most discouraging loan debt-to-income ratios, according to an Ameritech Financial report.

Here's what you need to know:

1. Around 12 percent of a dentist's monthly income on average is dedicated to student loan debt.

2. On average, dentists spend 15 years paying off their student loans.

3. Dentists' median loan balance is $236,739 with a median income of roughly $150,000.

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