Net Return On Philosophy Major Is Comparable To That Of Engineering Major

Justin W., Daily Nous, Jan 23, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is a bit of a personal item for me, as I graduated with an MA in Philosophy (and went All-But-Dissertation for a PhD). When I studies philosophy I was warned there were no jobs in the field, and to a large degree the warnings were accurate. But there are many jobs outside the field, and as it turns out, philosophy prepares a person especially well for the information age. The report cites a study researching "earnings per educational dollar", which doesn't seem to be a very practical measure. But if we look at the post-graduate employment of philosophers, you have a very practical guide as to the contributions they make to society. Photop: Quartz.

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