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What Can I Do With a Major in Philosophy?







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  • Biomedical/Medical Research Assistant
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  • Philosophy Lecturer
  • Physician
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  • School Systems
  • Social Services Agencies
  • Study Abroad Departments
  • Travel Bureaus
  • U.S. Customs Service
  • U.S. Information Agency
  • US Environmental Protection Agency

Skills 
  • Ability to hear and answer questions perceptively
  • Abstract thinking
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Analyzes concepts, definitions, arguments, and complex problems
  • Close, extensive reading
  • Communicating in logical manner
  • Conceptual analysis
  • Curiosity
  • Debating skills
  • Decision making
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Generates ideas and formulates solutions
  • Interest in pursuing, exploring and explaining intangible ideas
  • Objectivity
  • Open-mindedness
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Persuasion
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Self-discipline
  • Summarizes complicated material
  • Synthesize data
  • Theory development
  • Work independently
  • Writes interpretively, argumentatively and descriptively

Salary Information  

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Spring 2014 Average Starting Salary:
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences/General Studies Bachelor’s Degree: $41,600
  • Other Humanities Bachelor’s Degree: $32,000

Average Salary of SNC Philosophy Graduate:

  • 2013: Salary data not available 
  • 2012: $30,001 - $40,000
  • 2011: $25,001 - $35,000

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.


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