Philosophy Degree Surprisingly Lucrative

Not for me yet but apparently on average it’s a first step to more lucrative careers than more than half of the rest of the majors on this interesting ranking.

Your Thoughts?

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • atwitter

    Hm. Look at their methodology, though:

    Nowhere does it say how exactly large the data sample was.
    Also, this is a bit fishy:

    All data used to produce PayScale’s Education Package were collected from employees who successfully completed PayScale’s employee survey.

    So, they don’t say how many surveys they gathered, they don’t say how they conducted their survey, and, in case it was something like “we will give out a survey now, anybody who feels like it can fill it out” <– a result biased towards successful respondents would be produced, because they would be more likely to want to fill out the survey in the first place.

  • Daniel Fincke

    whyyyyy must you wreck everything with your stupid logic and scientifically rigorous standards???

  • atwitter