Career outcomes for MA Philosophy graduates

The information on this page was extracted from raw data collected from LinkedIn in early 2022 by the University of Waterloo’s Alumni Relations office. The visualizations and lists represent the careers of alumni who graduated between 2002 and 2021. The salary amounts have been extrapolated based on relevant submissions to Glassdoor.


Roles held by MA Philosophy graduates: 

  • Attorney
  • Commercial Operations Support
  • Customer Success Representative 
  • Digital Humanities Specialist
  • Financial Coordinator
  • Litigator
  • Payments Director
  • Philosophy Lecturer
  • Reporter
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Teacher
 

Employers of MA Philosophy graduates: 

  • Bell Canada
  • Bytemark Inc
  • Compute Canada
  • District School Board of Niagara
  • PillPack
  • Post-secondary institutions (Conestoga College, McMaster University, Stanford University, Thompson Rivers University, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo)
  • Schnurr Kirsh Oelbaum Tator Law
  • Smith Valeriote Law Firm
  • Social Solutions
  • The Hamilton Spectator
  • Workplace Safety North
 

Employment location for MA Philosophy graduates

philosophy graph by employment location

 
 
dark purple Outside the Greater Toronto Area- Ontario, 63.3%
dark green USA, 10%
light orange British Columbia, 10%
light blue Inside the Greater Toronto Area- Ontario, 16.7%
 

Career outcomes for MA Philosophy graduates by industry 

career outcomes for MA Philosophy graduates by industry pie graph

dark orange Educational Services (researcher, [philosophy] teacher, [philosophy] lecturer, financial coordinator), 33.3%

teal For-profit Organization (software engineer, digital humanities specialist, payments director), 16.7%

light purple Legal Services (litigator, legal associates and partners), 16.7%

light orange Academia (postdoctoral scholar), 3.3%

light blue Communications (reporter, photojournalist, chief executive officer), 13.3%

dark purple Computer Software Services (software development, commercial operations support), 10%

dark green Consulting Services (writing and editing, health and safety specialist), 6.7%

 

Mean salary by industry for MA Philosophy graduates

mean salary by industry for MA philosophy graduates

light orange Academia, $84,200

light blue Communications, $96,300

dark purple Computer Software Services, $55,300

dark green Consulting Services, $98,200

dark orange Educational Services, $78,400

teal For-profit Organization, $83,100

light purple Legal Services, $103,100




 
 

 Median salary by industry for MA Philosophy graduates

median salary by industry for MA Philosophy graduates

light orange Academia, $84,200

light blue Communications, $89,800

dark purple Computer Software Services, $53,900

dark green Consulting Services, 98,200

dark orange Educational Services, $67,700

teal For-profit Organization, $91,900

light purple Legal Services, $103,30

 

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Relation between career and field of study for MA Philosophy graduates

relation between career and field of study

dark purple Not related at all, 10 MA Philosophy graduates

light blue Somewhat related, 9 MA Philosophy graduates

light orange Closely related, 11 MA Philosophy graduates

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