Top Jobs for Critical Thinking

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Posted by The Editors on January 11, 2012
Top Jobs for Critical Thinking
In both the college and career-advice worlds, we hear the term “critical thinking” quite a bit. On the syllabus of Philosophy 101 we’re told we’ll be developing “critical thinking skills.” Job listings seek candidates with critical thinking skills. But how many people can really define what they are?

According to The Critical Thinking Community, critical thinking is “the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.”

If you’re looking for a job where you can put your brain to work and be a critical thinker, consider the following infographic. It lists positions—and their pay—according to the level of critical thinking that’s involved.



Considering your fresh understanding of critical thinking, the jobs listed may or may not come to you as a surprise. What I want to know is, where are the writers?

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