Beyond Academia: Professional Opportunities for Philosophers was originally published as Careers for Philosophers in 1984 and has been periodically updated and revised over the years.
The 2016 edition of Beyond Academia was prepared by the committee on non-academic careers under the leadership of Amelie Rorty and released in September 2016.
Beyond Academia is intended to provide guidance in the form of resources, information, and advice to philosophers who are interested in exploring a wide range of professions outside of academia. It includes links to resources for non-academic career opportunities; data on non-academic careers, including new academic placement data and analysis; and biographical essays of philosophers who have successfully found ways to use their philosophical training outside of academia.
It also provides recommendations for on maintaining connections with philosophers working outside academia and preparing philosophy students for non-academic students. We encourage department chairs and placement officers to share this resource with their students.
Download Beyond Academia [PDF]