Why Philosophy Majors Earn More…

in Blog
September 9th, 2015

Thinking Leads to Money

Pushing back against the cynicism surrounding humanities degrees, The Atlantic explains that Philosophy specifically has largely unappreciated financial value.

It’s been said in many places before: A degree in the humanities isn’t exactly marketable to employers (less kind critics have called those degrees “useless”). But there’s one humanities major whose graduates are doing quite well in the job market—and it’s philosophy majors.

“We hear again and again that employers value creative problem solving and the ability to deal with ambiguity in their new hires, and I can’t think of another major that would better prepare you with those skills than the study of philosophy…” says Lydia Frank, the senior editorial director at PayScale.

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