80,000 Hours aims to solve the most pressing skill bottlenecks in the world’s most pressing problems.
We do this by providing research and support to help people switch into careers that effectively tackle these problems.
In more depth, we:
- Carry out research to identify the careers that best solve these problems.
- Produce online content to inform people about these opportunities and how to enter them. This includes our key ideas series, podcast, job board, problem profiles, and career reviews, which collectively have over one million readers per year.
- Give one-on-one support to help our most engaged readers enter the path that’s the best fit for them by providing advice, introductions and placements into specific jobs.
We’re a non-profit funded by philanthropic donations, and all of our programmes are free.
Our advice is currently tailored to graduates age 20-35 who want to ambitiously focus on social impact, though much of our advice is useful to a broader audience.