Philosophers find careers in various fields. Positions may be available not only in teaching and research at universities, but also in administration, in educational institutions outside mainstream schooling, in media and communications fields, in unions and other organisations, journalism, tourism, libraries/archives and in personnel departments. In order to successfully start a career, however, additional field-specific qualifications may be necessary.
For this reason it is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.
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