What an interesting topic. I marvel at the emphasis our society gives to the aspects of education that serve mainly our economic goals. We seem to want to train people to make money either for themselves or their companies. This has two general aspects: (1) stressing the skills needed for generating money or (2) reflecting tacit philosophical values favoring a regimented and purely utilitarian way of life.
I taught for 23 years in a university and concluded from that experience that EDUCATING (as opposed to merely TRAINING) individuals is helping them to develop themselves into interesting people who find life interesting (and for that reason alone worthwhile) regardless of their level of economic success. The adage should go both ways: the unexamind life is less worth living, and the less intensely lived life is less worth examining.
I suspect that companies that hire philosophy majors are more likely to be interesting places to work, places where people make interesting lives for themselves and contribute to those of others--rather than just "making a living."