Career opportunities with a Philosophy degree

Philosophy graduates are naturally suited to careers in research or politics. They may also seek jobs in charity work or publishing, or decide to train as lawyers.

Philosophy students tend to have an inquisitive nature, and are willing to question just about anything and everything.

They are naturally suited to careers in research or politics. Plenty of philosophy graduates go on to work with charities, and publishing is also a popular choice.

This guide should help you think about the skills you have, the jobs they can be applied to, and the options available. You can also find out about the areas philosophy graduates are interested in working in, and the types of job they are typically working in six months after graduation.

Skills for your CV

You will have the following skills and abilities:

  • logical and analytical thinking and reasoning
  • problem solving
  • written and oral communication – presentation of ideas and information
  • able to interpret, condense and clarify information
  • a significant amount of creativity
  • able to formulate your own opinions and defend them in debate
  • curiosity, and lateral thinking
  • the ability to interpret and analyse a variety of different information
  • a willingness to debate any point

Job roles and career areas you could work in

With further qualifications or training, philosophy graduates could be well suited to the following job roles:

  • advice worker
  • aid worker/humanitarian worker
  • charities administrator
  • Civil Service administrator
  • consultant
  • health service manager
  • IT consultant
  • secondary school teacher
  • social worker
  • solicitor

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