A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for Philosophy majors.

First Jobs

  • Director, English School, People's Republic of China
  • Campus organizer, MassPIRG (public-interest research group), Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Investment banking analyst, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, Cleveland
  • Teacher, Teach for America, North Carolina
  • Operations analyst, JPMorgan Chase
  • Financial services research assistant, American Enterprise Institute, Columbus, Ohio
  • Associate, TRAK Companies, Purcellville, Virginia
  • Actuarial assistant, Liberty Mutual
  • Editorial assistant, No Starch Press, San Francisco
  • Editorial assistant, Columbus CEO Magazine


  • Founder, Crooked Media
  • General counsel & senior vice president of government affairs, Resorts World Las Vegas
  • Professor of business ethics & legal studies, University of Denver
  • President, Film Independent
  • Senior staff attorney, The Legal Aid Society of New York
  • Senior advisor for communications, MIT, Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • General counsel, University of South Florida
  • Mayor, City of Tucson, Arizona
  • Product management, Ameritech
  • Physician, Central Vermont Addiction Medicine
  • Country director, CARE Ethiopia
  • Program administrator, Ohio Lottery Commission
  • Math professor, Vassar College
  • Executive director, JP Morgan Chase
  • Attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Seattle
  • Senior product manager, Google

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