You're right! He's the only one getting that kind of money. Locally, I see a lot of guys with MSW's but maybe that's my environment. I don't think it is a foregone conclusion that you have to go into debt, but even if that is the case, I wouldn't determine my profession based on gender-based employability. Especially so in the case of any job that whose principle employer is some level of government - a change in politics can thoroughly screw you over. Unfortunately, I don't think there is the same opportunity for gender based employment for men going into traditionally female fields, as there is for females going into 'male' fields - but as i said before that could just be the bias of my local environment.