Students who want to understand the philosophical foundations of, e.g., politics, literature, art, science, religion and in fact any serious intellectual endeavor will benefit from studying philosophy. And the pursuit of any career that demands clear reasoning and critical thought will be enhanced by the study of philosophy. Employers appreciate the finely tuned analytical skills of a philosophy major. This credential transfers well to many professions. With a philosophy degree at any level, you have proven yourself to be flexible and able to grow. Some philosophy students go on to graduate study in philosophy, of course, but careers in law, journalism, business, computer science,  public administration, healthcare, education, communication, and public relations.

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Career Counselor Public Policy Manager
Chaplain Public Relations Specialist
Clergy Member (Religious   Leader) Public Service Official
Consultant Publications Editor
Employment Interviewer Publisher
High School Guidance Counselor Social Worker
Insurance Underwriter Sportswriter (Journalist)
Market Research Analyst Technical Writer
Newswriter Travel Writer (Journalist)
Paralegal Writer/Author

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