As a student of philosophy, you’ll pursue an understanding of yourself, the world around you, and the relationship between the two. This program teaches you to analyze ideas, assess claims, and articulate what you think and why. Studies typically lead to a transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year institution.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

    Hourly Wage: $26.16

    Currently Employed: 13126


    13126 people are employed as Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary. This number is expected to increase by 7.56% over the next four years.

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  • Clergy

    Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.

    Hourly Wage: $22.96

    Currently Employed: 1688


    1688 people are employed as Clergy. This number is expected to increase by 7.88% over the next four years.

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