After a high school student makes the decision whether or not to attend a college or university, the inevitable next decision is what to major in. This is by no means an easy decision for many, and for me, it was a decision that I went back on a couple times. Some people know what they want to major in from an early age, and then they stick with it. Others have no idea, and it takes a bit of discovering to find out which major suits them well. Obviously it is helpful if you have an idea of what you want to do when you graduate. But some degrees, such as philosophy degrees, offer quite a bit of ambiguity upon graduating. If you earn an education degree, your choices for a career are pretty much obvious. But for folks that earn philosophy degrees, there are many different career paths available for them. There are many differing opinions on the worth of philosophy degrees. I think that many of the negative attitudes towards philosophy degrees comes from the old way of thinking about college. Many people think about poets, beatniks, and hippies when they picture philosophy majors. But in the twenty first century, philosophy degrees can offer much more than those ideals. If you earn philosophy degrees there are many different careers that would be available to you, and there are even more if you choose to go into higher education. If you decide to earn graduate philosophy degrees, the possibilities increase greatly. Philosophy degrees can give you opportunities to teach at a college level, to go into business, and to go into law. If any of these careers sounds exciting to you and you enjoy debating, philosophy degrees might be right up your alley. If you make the final decision to earn philosophy degrees, be sure to talk to people that think that they are just for hippies. That attitude is as old as the sixties, so that opinion on philosophy degrees needs to be changed.