Find a fulfilling career that does good

About the career guide

Our career guide can help you make a positive difference with your career.

Find a fulfilling career that does good

We've reviewed the best available evidence on how to have a fulfilling career; over 10 years of research have gone into our career guide.

We think you don't have to choose between a satisfying career and having a positive social impact.

Make a career plan you can feel confident in

Career planning can feel difficult and overwhelming.

Our career guide is full of practical tips and exercises, and at the end, you'll have a full draft of your new career plan.

Our career guide can help you make a difference

One day you'll look back over all the time you spent at work. This guide will help you make sure that you spent your time well.

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And just to be clear, we’re a nonprofit, and everything we provide is free! (Learn more about us below)

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About 80,000 Hours

80,000 Hours provides research and support to help students and graduates switch into careers that effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems. We’re a nonprofit, and everything we provide is free.

80,000 Hours started in 2011 when our founders, Ben and Will, were about to graduate from Oxford, and were wondering what to do with their own careers. They wanted to make a difference, but the standard advice didn’t have much to say about which paths would be highest impact. So they started doing their own research, and eventually founded 80,000 Hours.

Their aim from the start has been to provide the advice they wish they’d had: in-depth, based on the best research available, and taking seriously the question of how to do the most good.

Since then, we’ve gone through Y Combinator, spoken to hundreds of experts, read all the relevant literature we can find, and conducted our own analyses of many career paths. Over 3,000 people have told us they’ve changed to higher-impact paths due to our advice. Read more.

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