Careers for Philosophy Majors


Chances are, if you are an Philosophy major or if you have thought of becoming one, you’ve been asked, “So what are going to do with that?”  While you may not find any positions as a resident Philosopher, a Philosophy degree provides a strong, sound foundation for a wide variety of professions and careers.  By honing their analytical, critical, and expressive skills, Philosophy majors can succeed in law, business, politics, medicine, and other fields.  Here’s a list of some specific career paths for Philosophy majors:

  • Business Manager

  • College Professor

  • Computer Scientist

  • Consultant

  • Corporate Ethicist

  • Government Worker

  • Health Administrator

  • Imam

  • Journalist

  • Judge

  • Lawyer

  • Lobbyist

  • Marketer

  • Paralegal

  • Priest

  • Public Relations Specialist

  • Publisher

  • Rabbi

  • Social Worker

  • Stockbroker

  • Teacher (Primary and Secondary levels)

  • Writer