Career Possibilities 

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.

ACQUIRED SKILLS

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to use argumentation techniques to persuade others
  • Ability to seek information and identify problems
  • The ability to present a message clearly
  • Theory development
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Strong reading and writing skills
  • Aptitude for accuracy and detail
  • Research skills
  • Ability to communicate abstract ideas to others

CAREER TITLES

  • Advertising
  • Arts Consultant 
  • Author
  • Business Administrator
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Counselor
  • Critic
  • Doctor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Foreign Service
  • Fund Raiser
  • Government Worker
  • Grant Writer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Insurance Writer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Missionary
  • Paralegal
  • Peace Corps Worker
  • Professor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Service Official
  • Religious Education Director
  • Research Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Student Affairs Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer

TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE

  • Government Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Institutions
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Political Parties
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Broadcast Companies
  • Publishing Companies
  • Business & Industry
  • Religious Institutions

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

www.apaonline.org - The American Philosophical Association
www.iapl.info - The International Association for Philosophy and Literature
www.spt.org - Society for Philosophy and Technology
www.epistemelinks.com - Philosophy resources
appe-ethics.org - The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
www.bls.gov/ooh - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, growth forecasts & salary

JOB SEARCH LINKS

Career Development Center - Purchase JobScore
www.idealist.org- Nonprofit site, internships and jobs
www.lawjobs.com - Jobs in law and career information
www.usajobs.gov - The Federal Government’s official job site
www.bookjobs.com - Jobs/internships in the publishing industry
www.journalismjobs.com - Journalism Jobs 
www.higheredjobs.com - Jobs in Higher Education
www.chronicle.com - The Chronicle of Higher Education
www.twc.edu - The Washington Center for Internships & Academic Seminars

 

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