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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate Program

Philosophers In Non-Academic Careers

Philosophers are now employed in a great variety of non-academic field, as well as in academic positions outside teaching. The following list is drawn from American Philosophical Association files.

  1. BUSINESS:
    Advertising Executive
    Assistant
    Manager, Hotel
    Assistant to President, national firm
    Development Manager
    Manager, Winery
    Manpower Services Coordinator

  2. COMPUTERS:
    Computer Systems Analyst
    Consultant
    Owner, computer firm
    Programmer
    Technical Writer

  3. CONSULTING:
    In Business
    In Education
    In Publishing
    Etc.

  4. EDUCATION (Non-teaching):
    Admissions Officer
    Alumni Relations Officer
    Archivist
    College President
    Dean
    Educational Tester
    Humanities Bibliographer
    Librarian
    Residence Hall Director
    Provost
    Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs

  5. ENGINEERING

  6. FINANCE:
    Bank Officer (various depts.)
    Investment Broker
    Tax Accountant

  7. GOVERNMENT (Federal):
    Armed Forces Officer
    CIA Staff Member
    Congressional Staff Member
    Diplomat
    Immigration Service Staff Member
    Policy Analyst
    Policy and Planning Consultant
    United Nations Official
    Postal Service Staff Member

  8. GOVERNMENT (State & Local):
    Director, Human Services Agency
    County Commissioner
    County Supervisor

  9. INSURANCE

  10. JOURNALISM:
    Freelance Writer
    Executive Editor (magazine)

  11. LAW:
    Attorney
    Officer, Legal Aid Society
    Coordinator, Criminal Justice program
    Paralegal Assistant
    Director of Communications
    Legal Researcher
    Paralegal Assistant

  12. MARKETING

  13. MEDICINE:
    Hospital Administrator
    Nurse
    Nursing Administrator
    Physician

  14. PUBLISHING:
    Director, University Press
    Editor, University Press
    Editor, Commercial Press

  15. REAL ESTATE

  16. RELIGIOUS MINISTRY

  17. RESEARCH:
    Business
    Educational
    Governmental
    Scientific

  18. SALES:
    Many Branches

  19. TECHNICAL WRITING