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Friday, September 20, 2013

Study Philosophy, Make Money -- and More of It!

By Rick Pearcey • September 20, 2013, 01:51 PM

Stop the presses. It turns out that philosophy majors can actually make money after graduation: $81,200 annually, the data indicate.  

This is according to "Annual Salary" information collected since 2008 on the "median salary of mid-career graduates without higher degrees," as stated by this chart (click on image to enlarge, scroll to bottom) that appears on the website of Colorado State University. 

A salary of $81,200 means philosophy majors outperform their counterparts who majored in sociology, psychology, art history, English literature, biology, history, business, political science, and chemistry.  

In addition, philosophy majors rank at the very top (with math majors) when it comes to salary growth, meaning the "increase from starting to mid-career median salary of graduates without higher degrees," according to a companion "Salary Growth" chart.

So, whether you are working through Francis Schaeffer's "Basic Philosophic Questions," taking Nancy Pearcey's apologetics classes at HBU, or exploring some of our worldview articles at The Pearcey Report, rejoice: There's bankable gold in them there cogitations. 

Or like Descartes almost said: I think, therefore, I earn.

HT: Gary Hartenburg