#1
I have to choose what I want to study by January but Im still not sure. Im thinking on either Political Science, Journalism or Philosophy. Anyone knows what kind of work I can find with a philosophy diploma?
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#2
You can teach philosophy.
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#3
So many options...Writing or teaching. Good luck
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#4
I had a teacher with a philosophy degree.
He couldn't find a job and had to go back to college to do something else.
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#5
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I had a teacher with a philosophy degree.
He couldn't find a job and had to go back to college to do something else.
Dang, just checked my college site and it says I can find a job teacher, writing and as a consulatant on ethics, philosophy, ethics, etc but I'm thinking it won't be easy to find a job :/
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#6
Philosophy majors tend to be pseudo-intellectual, arrogant people who prove to be useless in the real world.

I say choose a different major. If you want to be a philosopher, you really shouldn't need to major in it.
#7
It will be hard finding a job. I guess teaching is one, but I took a course in philosophy last year and my teacher kept repeating that philosophy is about "beards but no bread".
#10
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Sorry, you're about 2300 years too late.


Good luck trying to convince people about your moon creatures.

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#12
Actually, there are a lot of jobs that will prefer people with degrees of any sort.

If they've got a list of applicants, and most of them have BAs, but then a couple have MAs, they're going to be most interested in those with MAs, because they instantly have a sign of further commitment, work and maybe even intelligence.

People will generally hire philosophy majors for their analytic-thinking skills; being able to see a problem from various perspectives and have an open mind.
#13
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People will generally hire philosophy majors for their analytic-thinking skills; being able to see a problem from various perspectives and have an open mind.

This is true, but political science is a far better choice.
#14
My brother got his bachelors in philosophy then went to law school and is now a lawyer.
#15
Yeah, Philosophy itself isn't really worth anything in the work-world, but it is a great stepping stone piece into Law School, Medical School, or various Master's programs. It's a good curriculum, a lot of fun (if you're into it), and encourages a lot of advanced thinking skills that help one to become a more thoughtful and intellectually independent person.
#16
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Sorry, i was hoping more people would get my aristotle reference


I'm not suprised they didn't with the way you put it.
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#17
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Philosophy majors tend to be pseudo-intellectual, arrogant people who prove to be useless in the real world.

I say choose a different major. If you want to be a philosopher, you really shouldn't need to major in it.


Ironic use of the word 'arrogant'.