Philosophy : Careers

Career Information and Further Study

Many philosophy majors go on to post-baccalaureate study in law, medicine, or philosophy. Philosophy majors pursue careers in teaching, medicine, law, business, social and natural sciences, arts, journalism and government. Position titles for philosophy B.A.'s include, among others: research analyst, grant coordinator, underwriter, fund raiser, story analyst, employment interviewer, financial aid counselor, credit counselor, claims adjudicator, lobbyist, and recruiter.

Salaries range widely. Philosophy majors can increase employment prospects with part-time or summer job experiences while a student, as well as with an occupationally related minor, e.g., computer science, finance, management, marketing, or technical writing.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:00 EST