Philosophy won't keep you warm at night?

It was my primary study while pursuing a bachelor of arts. It developed my capacity for critical thinking, analysis and perspective, as well as making me much more efficient with communication, both written and verbal. The methods of thinking which one encounters and learns to emulate whilst reading the works of such masters as Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, Soren Kierkegaard, Emmanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhaur, Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, Francis Bacon, Roger Bacon, Saint Thomas Aquinas and Ludwig Wittgenstein will assist you at least as much in a quest for gainful employment as a BBA.

Most employment comes down to getting your foot in the door and showing your abilities and skills from there, rising through promotion.

Having a typical computer knowledge, and able to program only VBA and MS Access, I made my way from Technical Support to Database Administrator to Database Analyst to Chief Technical Officer in the course of two years. Sending memos that are polished and clear, being lucid and knowing how to cut through the slew of buzz words lobbed at you count for a lot, as does being able to quickly grasp new ideas. If you were able to understand Kantian morality after your first read, you'll have no trouble at all in picking up on such simple concepts as viral marketing and N-tier architecture. It is the development of the mind as much as the knowledge crammed into it that allows you to be effective.

When you're living, you should do what you want and trust that somewhere there will be a niche for the talents you possess. It is a global marketplace, and you can be sure that if you are willing to commit to learning something, somebody else will pay you to either teach them, apply your knowledge or learn something new.

There's not much point in going through the motions just to satisfy parents or perceived job markets. The one that matters is you, and while you can pass that title onto somebody else, it should be for better reasons than job security