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    I am helping someone out with career advice and we were talking about studying philosophy and I was saying how degrees these days are being created so specific it seems as though it would likely get you into a dream job but what if that's not all you wanted to do your entire career.

    For me, philosophy could lead on to journalism, documentary film-making, political advisor, possibly advertising / PR and more.

    Where it seems to some to be a useless degree it can actually be the 'jack of all trades' that is great for being applied to so many roles.

    - What careers can you think of following from a philosophy degree and do you have any ideas about how one job might be transfered to another.

    - What masters degrees might you suggest to someone who wanted to continue down a route of intellectual thought and enquiry and not specialising, that isn't a masters in philosophy.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
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    (Original post by post-grad-u-ate)
    I am helping someone out with career advice and we were talking about studying philosophy and I was saying how degrees these days are being created so specific it seems as though it would likely get you into a dream job but what if that's not all you wanted to do your entire career.

    For me, philosophy could lead on to journalism, documentary film-making, political advisor, possibly advertising / PR and more.

    Where it seems to some to be a useless degree it can actually be the 'jack of all trades' that is great for being applied to so many roles.

    - What careers can you think of following from a philosophy degree and do you have any ideas about how one job might be transfered to another.

    - What masters degrees might you suggest to someone who wanted to continue down a route of intellectual thought and enquiry and not specialising, that isn't a masters in philosophy.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    It happens that unless you are looking for a highly technical position, people don't really care about what degree you do and instead care more about where it is from and whether you got 2.1 (or 1st).

    Even a number of seemingly numerical careers give people a chance to learn the content and will not outright stop you in applications. In fact philosophy is really good for things like computer science and programming related jobs due to logic.

    If you're looking to become an academic in a non philosophical field then of course you probably won't get in. You probably can't get into a scientific discipline without doing additional study. You probably can't get into a position that requires heavy modelling or statistical analysis.

    If you're looking to open up career options, highly recommend expanding a bit into the less 'traditional' philosophy modules and go into a bit of maths, computer science , economics and politics.
 
 
 
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