Job candidates and applicants to professional schools can only be helped by being able to examine both sides of a question, think critically, write cogently, and solve very general abstract problems. And this isn’t just something that only philosophy teachers say. Below are links to articles and posts by many “real world” sources with information for you about how well positioned philosophy students are for admission to graduate and professional schools, for careers in business, and for jobs in general. You might be interested in going on in philosophy itself, but coursework in the discipline turns out to be useful in setting you up for the rest of your life in any case.
These results actually make sense: many employers and professional programs are looking for people who can reason well, articulate a viewpoint, defend their beliefs in writing, and solve very general abstract problems – the very skills that are preeminently developed by a philosophical education. Our former philosophy majors who have kept in touch with the Department have remarked on how helpful their philosophical training has been in developing their job skills. To sum up, although (and actually in part because) we live in uncertain times, philosophy compares well to other subjects of study in terms of giving you skills that will stand you in good stead as you face a variety of new demands in new situations.
For the usefulness of Philosophy for employability in general have a look at Shannon Rupp's article on Salon, or The Guardian, or The Wall Street Journal, or Anders Berg Poulsen's discussion on GRASP, or Matthew Stewart's article in The Atlantic.