The employment figures for philosophy graduates are high and rising because the skills Philosophy gives you are highly valued by all sorts of employers in diverse organisations.
Philosophy focuses on the clear and systematic expression of ideas, the logical development of arguments and the careful use of examples and analogies, so philosophical education develops communication skills, persuasive powers, problem solving and writing abilities.
Philosophy graduates are also able to address unfamiliar, novel problems.
These skills are directly applicable to other intellectual disciplines, professions and non-academic careers such as:
Lucy Adams - Human Resources Director, Serco business and consultancy
Fiona Czerniawska - Director, Management Consultancies Association think tank
Matthew W. Barrett - former Chief Executive Officer, Barclays