All our research

We’ve spent over five years doing research into how to choose careers with social impact. Our most important findings are summed up in our career guide, so that’s where to start if you’re new. After you’ve read the guide, come back here to see all our other most important content. Read what’s here, and you’ll be at the cutting edge of our understanding of social impact careers.

New: The 80,000 Hours podcast
Our podcast features detailed interviews with people who are working on the world’s most pressing problems.

Supplementary articles to the career guide

Read the career guide first.

If you’re interested in a specific area, or already have expertise in an area, check out the problem profiles and career reviews below, and advice by area of expertise.

Doing Good Better

In his book, 80,000 Hours co-founder and president William MacAskill introduces the principles underlying effective altruism and presents a practical guide to increasing your impact.

“Beautifully written and extremely smart. Doing Good Better should be required reading for anyone interested in making the world better.”
Steven Levitt, author of Freakonomics

Read the book

Our advanced series

If you’ve already read our career guide and now want to take your understanding to the next level, we’re making a further reading list here.

If you want to work with the effective altruism community, then also check out:

Also check out this great series of more advanced content on effective altruism.

Still have a question?

Search our blog by topic to see if we’ve written anything that helps. If not, post a question to our community on our LinkedIn group.

Or if you’d like more reading, see our further reading list.