Consider an EA-guided career

  • Occupation:
    Student, Professional
  • Time commitment:
  • Duration:
    Medium-term, Long-term
  • Familiarity with EA:
    New, Familiar, Very Familiar

Say you’re a student or early-stage professional who's committed to doing what's best for the world, and think effective altruism offers promise for doing that well. If you’re serious about your values, you can take it to the next level and do EA work full-time. Your time is one of your best resources for making a difference and you will spend a lot of your time at work, but figuring out how to spend it best can be really hard.

80,000 Hours will take you from A to Z, guiding you through your thought process. They offer a host of resources including a step-by-step career guide, an interactive decision tool, and research on the careers you can pursue and problems you can tackle. If you’d like personalized support during your exploratory process, check out the Effective Altruism Careers Discussion Facebook group and 80,000 Hours LinkedIn group to chat with people like you. If you are considering work in one or more of their priority areas, you may be eligible for a career coaching call with a member of the 80,000 Hours team.

If you’re part of a student group, consider running a career planning event by going through the decision tool and materials together.

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