A Career in Philosophy

Individuals who have studied philosophy have learned critical thinking and reasoning skills, as well as how to effectively communicate. These skills are valuable to many employers and can be transferable from one field to another. Philosophy students with an undergraduate degree are qualified for entry-level positions in business and industry, nonprofit organizations and government. An advanced degree is required for professional and teaching careers.

Some potential career choices are:

  • Analyst
  • Cleric
  • Counselor
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Fund Raiser
  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Writer

On the Web

These websites provide additional information on careers for individuals who are interested in pursuing a degree in philosophy:

American Philosophical Association
American Philosophical SocietyAmerican Political Science Association
Society for Women in Philosophy
Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
United States, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook