What can I do with a degree in philosophy?

I have heard a lot of negativity about having this as a major, but I have been thinking about it for a good while now. It's really interesting and it seems fun! But I don't want to be a teacher or professor or a stereotypical "philosopher." I want to have a "normal" job, business-related, probably, but I don't want to go for a business degree because everyone's getting them. Does that make sense? Would I be able to get a "normal" job with a philosophy degree?

Asked By: Ravenclaw94 - 7/8/2011
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Yes. Many philosophers go into adminstration. You can also go into analytical jobs like accounts or planning. Research, recruitment and HR also options. Graduate jobs are also an option. Philosophers make good managers. They also tend to take lower paid jobs at first, but then catch up quickly, climb the ladder and get... More
Answered By: moo cow 46 - 7/8/2011
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dear, i would suggest you to do MBA and then be a good management master. Or you can do Masters and earn a PhD later!
Answered By: James Whites - 7/8/2011
Take double majors in philosophy and communication. This will allow you to do almost any thing. Plenty of experts need someone to interpret their expertise into normal language or lay terms. Philosophy and communication will prepare you to do exactly this. The field is wide open. Having the ability to reason and... More
Answered By: Nunyo Bizniz - 7/8/2011
No, it's not likely to get a "normal job" unless you get a Masters or PhD in Philosophy so you could teach philosophy, or you combine a philosophy degree with a second degree in another discipline, such as law, or theology, journalism or one of the sciences.
Answered By: Zaphod_Beeblebrox - 7/8/2011
serve burgers and fries in mcdonalds
Answered By: Julia - 7/8/2011
Become a consultant. A whack on the side of the head by Roger von Oech & The 48 laws of power by Robert Greene. Both authors have philosophy backgrounds and, more Importantly, are corporate consultants.
Answered By: christos logos - 7/8/2011
You can be a pastor or priest in a church.
Answered By: anoshorahim - 7/8/2011
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