WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A DEGREE IN PHILOSOPHY?
Philosophy encourages you to ask questions about right and wrong, truth and falsehood, the nature of reality, knowledge, society, as well as the meaning of life. You must be capable of making rational arguments and understanding philosophical research. The primary skill of philosophers is to take complex and ill-defined problems, and clarify them until they are solvable.
A degree in philosophy will help you with some of the most important skills needed today. You will develop critical thinking skills, clear writing abilities and the confidence to handle uncertainty. Most think "teacher" or "professor" when they think of jobs for philosophy graduates. If a career as an educator is your choice, the national median pay for a professor of philosophy at a college or university was $75,430.00 in 2016, according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 13% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.