The most obvious career goal that a philosophy major might serve would be the legal profession. Philosophy is considered by legal educators to be an excellent preparation for the study of law. It provides for the development of the logical and analytic skills required for sound legal reasoning as well as a theoretical and ethical perspective in which to understand law and its role in human society.
Philosophy is also an excellent major for anyone who simply wishes a strong liberal arts degree, fostering basic thinking, analysis, synthesis and judgment skills, valuable in any profession. Further a philosophy degree can provide a foundation for graduate study in many areas. Those who feel that philosophy plays an important role in shaping the lives of humans could use philosophy to pursue a teaching career.
Finally, it should be mentioned that Philosophy, because of its broad scope, is an excellent second major. It provides a depth and a perspective that enriches all other fields of study.