Most employers do not require a specific major or minor. They look for people who can solve problems, think clearly, and speak and write articulately. Philosophy students fit that description well, as shown by their outstanding performance on standardized tests. According to The New York Times Career Planner, “It is important to stress a broad array of fundamental skills for the vast majority of students rather than narrow vocational preparation... philosophy is one fundamental area of study that has found a new role in the high-tech world.”
On both the verbal and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Philosphy majors have outscored their peers and have earned a higher-than-average score on the mathematics section. They have outscored all other recorded majors except mathematics and economics on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and all other recorded majors except mathematics on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Philosophy majors who apply to medical schools have a very high acceptance rate; in one year, they were accepted to medical schools at a higher rate than all other recorded majors.