Career Options

Careers for Philosophy Majors

  • Philosopher
  • Careers in international development, information technology, or business consultation
  • Bioethicist
  • Lawyer
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Careers needing complex reasoning capabilities and imaginative problem resolution
  • Pastor/Theologian
  • Politician/Civil Servant

Starting Salary1

A philosophy major’s typical starting salary is $43,500. The typical salary after 10-19 years is $73,842.

Job Titles of People with Philosophy Degrees

  • Assistant Director for Grassroots Campaigns, INC
  • Research Coordinator, Department of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Business Analyst, Deloitte Consulting
  • Director of Development, Silva Project
  • Analyst, U.S. Senate
  • Administrator, Head Start Centers
  • Chief Trial Judge, U.S. Army
  • Clerk, United States Court of Appeals Judge David Ebel, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Lawyer, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Coastal Ecologist
  • Senior Vice President, AC Nielsen Corp

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit
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