The kind of basic education provided by philosophical training is eminently useful in some major aspects of virtually any occupation. In fact,
recently published an article that thoroughly demonstrates how the skills acquired with a major in philosophy are invaluable in a variety of non-academic careers.
As the article shows, the skills acquired when studying philosophy (see Why Study Philosophy? ) are highly transferable in the job market.
Studies show that employers value skills such as the ability to solve problems, to communicate effectively, to organize ideas, and to analyze complex data.
For more information on non-academic careers for philosophers, see the American Philosophical Associations's Philosophy: A Brief Guide for Undergraduates, Careers for Philosophers, and The Philosophy Major. See www.apaonline.org