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Career Opportunities and Work Life

According to Lake Michigan College program coordinator Dr. K. Sundaram, a philosophical mind will try to understand the basic principles that govern our lives. It is the goal of the Philosophy department to have our students obtain the ability to understand and define concepts, then apply them to life.

Once you have attain a bachelor's degree in philosophy, some career paths you could follow are:

  • Finance
  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Government
  • Education (with teaching certificate)

Most students who receive a degree in philosophy decide to further their education by taking the LSAT (Law School Aptitude Test), MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test), or GRE (Graduate Record Examination). Well-prepared philosophy majors consistently perform well on these examinations.

Employment Outlook
Most careers that involve a philosophy background are on the rise. Openings for postsecondary instructors are expected to increase nationally by 17 percent by 2020. In the state of Michigan, an 11 percent increase by 2018 is expected, specifically, for philosophy and religion post-secondary teachers.

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