80,000 Hours provides research and support to help people switch into careers that effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems.
You have 80,000 hours in your career: 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year, for 40 years.
That’s a huge amount of time, making your career (and the donations it could allow you to make) your best opportunity to have a positive impact on the world.
So how can you best spend those hours?
80,000 Hours aims to solve the most pressing skill bottlenecks in the world’s most pressing problems.
It does this by providing research and support to help people switch into careers that effectively tackle these problems.
In more depth, 80,000 Hours:
80,000 Hours is a nonprofit funded by philanthropic donations, and all of its programmes are free.
Its advice is currently tailored to graduates aged 20–35 who want to ambitiously focus on social impact, though much of its advice is useful to a broader audience.
The impact-focused grantmaker Longview has made grants to 80,000 Hours based on Longview’s assessment that 80,000 Hours is highly cost-effective.
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