Harper College

Careers in Philosophy

If you're looking for a career that will challenge your mind and give you the opportunity to sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills, then studying philosophy might be right for you.

In business settings, philosophy majors are often found in policy and communication roles, such as human resources, government affairs, internal communication, news rooms, and public relations. A philosophy education can be applied to many of the major issues in business today, such as diversity and inclusion, environmental ethics, and artificial intelligence.

Philosophers are also found in religious institutions, planning or assisting with services and communications, or working as teachers, where they prepare lesson plans and deliver lectures while also grading student work.

Philosophy majors may continue their studies in graduate programs to become clinical ethicists, lawyers, professors, psychologists, or religious leaders.

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Philosophy Career Profiles

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Last Updated: 4/8/24