Friday, September 4, 2015

The myth of the cab driving philosophy major

Once again, data confirm that it is not philosophy majors who end up driving cabs.
But there’s one humanities major whose graduates are doing quite well in the job market—and it’s philosophy majors.
That’s one of the finding of a new report by PayScale.
Every year, the company surveys 1.4 million college alumni from over a thousand U.S. colleges on their employment and income. Although philosophy majors rank 75th on PayScale’s overall list of majors at mid-career earnings, it’s the top humanities bachelors degree in their ranking—from early career all the way to later career.
You don't make this kind of money driving for Uber. But don't tell the English or psychology majors.

To clarify: this information does not provide a reason to study philosophy. For those who are drawn to the field, however, it does give a reasonable answer to the question: what are you going to do after you graduate? Drive a cab?

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