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Philosophy

What is Philosophy? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU School of History, Philosophy, and Religion

What is Philosophy?

According to Google, Philosophy is "the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline."

Philosophy- What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Some of these careers require further education:

Administrative Assistant Editorial Assistant Paralegal
Announcer Employment Interviewer Pastor
Arts Consultant Financial Consultant Philosophical Counselors
Assistant Buyer Guidance Counselor Politician
Associate Pastor Hospital Administrator Producer/Director
Author Insurance Underwriter Professor
Business Administrator Journalist Psychologist
Campus Minister Lawyer Public Policy Manager
Camputs Religious Coordinator Librarian Public Relation Representative
Chaplin Lobbyist Public Service Official
Claims Adjuster Management Analyst Religious Bookstore Worker
Columnist Management Trainee Salvation Army Worker
Consultant Marketing Research Analyst Social Worker
Counselor Minister of Music Software Designer
Credit Analyst Missionary Systems Analyst
Critic News writer Technical Writer
Customer Service Representative Nurse Youth Director
Diplomat Nursing Home Director YMCA/YWCA Worker
Director of Philosophical Education
 

Some Employers of Philosophy Majors:

Advertising Agencies Media Political Parties
Business & Industry Medical Facilities Publishing Companies
Colleges & Universities Newspapers & Magazines Religious Associaitons
Consulting Firms Non-Profit Organizations State & Federal Government

Related Skills

Close/Extensive Reading Open-mindedness
Curiosity Oratory Skills
Deductive Reasoning Problem Solving
Interest in Pursuing/Exploring & Explaining Intangiable Ideas Self-Discipline
Logical Communication Theory Development
Objectivity Work Independently

Job & Internship Search Links

EpistemeLinks

Philosophy Jobs

Philosophy Higher Ed Jobs

Philosophy Adjunct Jobs

Philosphy Jobs Abroad

Religion Jobs

Religion Teacher Jobs

Youth With A Mission

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

What Can I do with a Major in Philosophy or Religion?

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary from ONET - Find occupations related to philosophy and religion teaching and the skills and knowledge that are important for these careers.

Guide to College Majors in Philosophy - Learn about what philosophy really is, how to find the schools with the right degree programs and which programs might work best for you. Also, find out what you can do with a degree in philosophy and possible certifications you may need.

Professional Association Links

American Philosophical Association - Promotes the exchange of ideas among the philosophy community to facilitate the professional work within the discipline. Learn about jobs as well as career information.

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities - Again this organization promotes the sharing of ideas while posting jobs and career information.

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics - Learn about a variety of etihics from this organized site. They also have grant opportunities, fellowship postings, study opportunities, and job listings.

The Society for Women in Philosophy

Miscellaneous Links

Philosophy on the Internet

World Council of Churches

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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