Philosophy is an excellent major for the pursuit of almost any career.
Consider the following list:
"a clear thinker"
"able to analyze a problem quickly and reach a solution"
"excellent at organizing issues"
"a thought leader"
"great sense of humor"
"not a comformist -- a creative person"
"sees quickly what is fundamentally at stake"
"thinks outside the box"
"keeps things in proportion"
"a quick study"
"highly logical and very sharp"
"can come at a problem from an entirely new angle"
If you were an employer, would you want to hire someone like that?
You'd be quick to do so. But that is the kind of person the study of
philosophy helps you to become. Numerous studies and anecdotal stories
have confirmed the life-long value and utility of philosophy studies in
The lists of successful people in various fields who have studied
philosophy go on and on -- people like the famous investor Peter Lynch
or comedian Steve Martin. See the compilation here: