In the fourth Republican Debate of the 2016 election, candidate Marco Rubio made the comment that “Welders make more than philosophers,” suggesting that students should pursue trade occupations rather than the arts and humanities. The Washington Post investigated Rubio’s claim and what they found was that welders not only make less money than philosophers, but they … More Philosophers make much more than welders
National Association of College Employers (NACE) has philosophy projected as the highest earning 2016 humanities major. Read about it here at naceweb.org
Harvard University (1961) Retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
University of Chicago (1951) Award winning essayist, filmmaker, teacher and political activist. Her well-known works include On Photography, Styles of Radical Will, Illness as Metaphor, Regarding the Pain of Others, and Against Interpretation.
538 is the nations most respected site for sports, politics, and economic statistical analysis. The took issue presidential candidate’s Marco Rubio’s comment that “welders make more than philosophers, we need more welders and less philosophers.” So they analyzed the statistics. … More Philosophers Don’t Get Much Respect, But Their Earnings Don’t Suck
Philosophy degrees have been incredibly useful in silicon valley leading to both riches and ideas that have changed the world. … More Philosophy degree holders Peter Thiel (PayPal Founder), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn Founder), Paul Graham (inventor of the Y Accelerator) are “the philosopher kings of Silicon Valley.”
The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has shown that philosophy is at least as good of an investment as engineering and health fields. … More Return on Investment in a Philosophy Major Is Comparable To That Of an Engineering Major
University of Ottawa (1961) Canadian-American television personality and host of Jeopardy!
University of Alberta (1965) 17th Chief Justice of Canada, and Deputy of the Governor General of Canada
London School of Economics (1952) Chairman of the Open Society Foundations, and Founder and adviser of the Quantum Fund