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What type of career can you get if you major in philosophy?

I would like to know what career a major in philosophy would lead to. #philosophy

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Dhanesh’s Answer

Philosophy, if you do not intend to teach it, is a discipline for the mind that has no direct application but it can be used as a base for any discipline, whether it be law, political science, hard science, mathematics, medicine. It is a way to organize human values and knowledge based on system developed over thousands of years.

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Anthony’s Answer

Justin,

As someone who is very much interested in philosophy, and as the above response states, outside of teaching philosophy or working as a researcher, there are not many careers that explicitly require a philosophy degree. That being said, I think the topic lends itself very well to the legal profession. Also, I would encourage you to consider a more practical major, something that gives you a "hard skill". You can always study philosophy on your own time and for free. Something to consider.

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