The question is more like what you could possibly do with a degree in ethics. I would guess the career path is generally assumed to be academia, meaning becoming either a researcher or lecturer.
There is are many smart people saying that college isn’t always worth it, especially if it is expensive and the student’s parents don’t have loads of cash. The thinking is that if somebody actually wants to learn, they can take free online courses or find the same information in libraries. So actually in the US college therefore is more like an expensive club and here is the extremely strong correlation showing just that:
My brother actually has a Masters in something similar, which he has never really used. I will not mention the name or put a link as the cost to buy this degree is now 28,000 pounds per year.
So actually we should really be thinking of college degrees as a business, kind of a big show that takes advantage of young adults. Unless the student is wealthy, that means they are literally taking this money from young people. Not worth going into debt for. Though Cal Poly is a better deal than the rest.
I would recommend working first (no need to rush right in), and then going to college a couple of years later if your career needs it. Unless you want to be an academic or you know your career and it absolutely requires a degree, then it makes sense.