What are the top three jobs that degree-holders in religion & philosophy pursue?
Postsecondary teachers work for colleges and universities, teaching courses, advising
students and, in most cases, publishing research. Tenured university positions
feature a variety of perks, including paid sabbaticals and light teaching loads.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, postsecondary teachers can look forward
to continued job growth in the coming decade.
Writers use the written word to communicate ideas, stories and concepts to readers,
who may be laypersons, experts in a specific area, hobbyists or recreational readers.
Writers who have training in Religious Studies or Philosophy might write freelance
pieces for magazines that focus on religious topics or related issues, or they
may research and write books for specialty or general audiences. Often, writers
are also postsecondary teachers.
Journalists use printed or other media to inform readers, listeners and viewers
about important issues and newsworthy stories. They may write stories for newspapers,
magazines or online journals, or they might report stories for television or radio
news broadcasts. Journalists who focus on religious topics might begin as freelance
writers, pitching story ideas to magazines and newspapers, before establishing
stable careers. Some journalists work as columnists, writing regular opinion and
commentary pieces for a specific publication.
For more information contact the
LaGrange College Career Center
at (706) 880-8177.