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Other Philosophy & Religion Major

285 yearly degrees
#313 in popularity
$82,000 median salary

Other philosophy and religious studies is a major that typically falls into the Philosophy & Religious Studies category.

There are 1 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in other philosophy and religious studies, 75 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 8 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 2 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting an Other Philosophy & Religious Studies Degree?

Other philosophy and religious studies is one of the least chosen majors in the country, ranked #246 in popularity. About 200 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field in 2017. This major attracts more men than women. About 67.3% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of other philosophy and religious studies majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.8%
  • Black or African American: 8.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.7%
  • White: 66.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.8%
  • Other Races: 8.7%
Other Philosophy & Religion Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in other philosophy and religious studies. About 3.8% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending other philosophy and religious studies majors to the U.S. are China, United Kingdom and Mexico.

What Will You Learn as an Other Philosophy & Religion Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to other philosophy and religious studies to rate how important certain subject areas were to their job. The following are some of the results of that survey. Importance was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Other Philosophy & Religious Studies Majors

Other philosophy and religious studies majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

Important Knowledge Areas for Other Philosophy & Religion Majors

Skills for Other Philosophy & Religious Studies Majors

Other philosophy and religious studies majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

Important Skills for Other Philosophy & Religion Majors

Abilities for Other Philosophy & Religious Studies Majors

Other philosophy and religious studies majors often go into careers where the following abilities are vital:

Important Abilities for other philosophy and religious studies Majors

What Can You Do With an Other Philosophy & Religious Studies Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with other philosophy and religious studies:

Careers Related to Other Philosophy & Religion
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary

Philosophy and Religion Professors

12.3%

$71,890

Other Philosophy & Religion Major Salary

Other philosophy and religious studies majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $82,000 to $82,000. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, the typical high school graduate makes between $29,000 and $57,000 a year. The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $44,000 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,000 and $120,000.

Average Salary for an Other Philosophy & Religious Studies Major  ( 82000 to 82000 )
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$200k
Average Salary for High School Graduate  ( 29000 to 57000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary with Bachelor's Degree  ( 44000 to 99000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary with Advanced Degree  ( 55000 to 120000 )
$0
$200k

The area of the country you choose to work in will also affect your career and salary prospects. Getting a graduate degree may open up more options with higher salary potential.

Amount of Education Required for Other Philosophy & Religion Major Jobs

Some careers associated with other philosophy and religious studies require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

How much education do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to other philosophy and religious studies have obtained the following education levels.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Other Philosophy & Religion
Level of Education Percentage of Workers

Less Than a High School Diploma

0%

High School Diploma or Equivalent

0%

Post-Secondary Certificate

0%

Some College Courses

0%

Associate's Degree or Equivalent

0%

Bachelor's Degree

0%

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

0%

Master's Degree

12.9%

Post-Master's Certificate

0.6%

First Professional Degree

0%

Doctoral Degree

72.7%

Post-Doctoral Training

12.3%

Online Other Philosophy & Religion Programs

There are 75 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in other philosophy and religious studies, with 0 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Getting your degree online is not easy and includes watching and listening to hours of lectures, participating in group charts, submitting papers by the appropriate deadline and taking tests. Some online programs will also feature internships or in-person clinical hours.

Is an Other Philosophy & Religion Major Worth It?

The median salary for an other philosophy and religious studies grad is $82,000 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 112% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $870,400 after 20 years!

other philosophy and religious studies salary compared to typical high school and college graduates over a 20 year period

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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