You have 80,000 hours in your career.

How can you best use them to help solve the world’s most pressing problems?

We’re a non-profit that does research and provides free advice to help people answer this question.

Start with our “Key ideas” series to get our current take on how to think about careers that have a positive impact and where the best opportunities may lie.

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Key ideas

This introductory series presents our current take on how to think about careers that have a positive impact, where the best opportunities may lie, and some strategic advice you may find useful.

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Research

Our ongoing research aims to highlight the most important ideas and information you need in order to lead a high impact career.

Problem profiles

The issue you choose to work on is probably the most important factor that determines the expected value of your career. If you want to maximise your chance of having a big positive impact, you should work on an issue that’s large in scale, solvable and neglected. Our problem profile series analyses a number of global problems in these terms.

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Career reviews

The highest-impact careers are those which allow you to make the biggest contribution to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Our career review series investigates specific career paths that may do this.

See also our article on roles to consider if you have existing expertise.

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High impact vacancies

Our job board contains a short, curated list of the most promising publicly advertised vacancies we know about right now. They’re all high-impact opportunities at organisations that are working on some of the world’s most pressing problems.

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Who are we?

We started 80,000 Hours because we couldn’t find any sources of advice on how to do good with our own working lives. Since 2011, we’ve been on a mission to figure out how best to choose a career with high social impact.

About us

How come this is all free?

We’re an independent nonprofit funded by individual donors. They give to us so that we can help people like you have a greater impact. We don’t accept any corporate sponsorship or advertising fees.

Our donors

Who is this for?

Ultimately, we want to help everyone in the world have a big social impact in their career. Right now, we’re focusing on giving advice to talented and ambitious graduates in their twenties and thirties.

Increase your chances of having a big positive impact with your career

Read our key ideas page to get our current take on how to think about careers that have a positive impact, where the best opportunities may lie, and some strategic advice you may find useful.

Read our key ideas