G'day Mates. I am 17 years-old and I am currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts Program at a secular university. The program allows students to major in two subjects. I am currently majoring in Philosophy and have yet to confirm my second major (although, I must say, Classical Languages seems to be the most attractive second major at this point). Ultimately, it is my desire to become a lecturer to teach students Philosophy and/or Theology at seminary/university. Despite my ambition to pursue this career path, people around me have tried to discourage me from pursuing such a narrow career path. They are quick to point out that a degree in Philosophy (and Classical Languages) is not economically valuable. They tell me to "study Mathematics or Economics", but I have little desire to pursue these paths. I started off this academic year majoring in both Philosophy & Mathematics, but I soon realized that Mathematics was holding me back, since my heart was not in it any longer. Hence, I dropped Mathematics for Classical Languages. So my question is actually twofold: "Is a degree in Philosophy (and Classical Languages) economically valuable in and of itself?" & "Is the career path to lecturing in Philosophy/Theology in seminary/univeristy really that narrow?" Any help or advice from those with experience/knowledge on the subject at hand would be much valued. Thank you in advance.