Your Career Can Make the World a Better Place

Get your copy of 80,000 Hours and harness five years of research conducted alongside academics at Oxford

You have about 80,000 hours in your career, which makes choosing your career one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. 

Ben Todd and his team of researchers have dedicated their careers to helping you find a career you enjoy, you're good at, and that tackles the world’s most pressing problems.

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80,000 Hours was founded at the University of Oxford as a nonprofit with the mission of  helping as many people as possible lead fulfilling, high-impact careers. Their efforts have been featured on the BBC, the Washington Post, and NPR, and their research has reached millions, reshaping thousands of careers for the better.

About the authors

Benjamin Todd is the co-founder and Executive Director of 80,000 Hours, where he's spent the past five years investigating what makes an extraordinary career. He has a Master’s degree in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford, has given a TEDx talk, has published in Climate Physics, and speaks Chinese, badly.

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What will I learn about?

80,000 Hours is full of practical knowledge and tools to help you plan a career that's fulfilling and does good, including:

Career Pitfalls to Avoid

Success & Satisfaction

What makes for a dream job, and why “follow your passion” can be misleading. 

How to set yourself up for success at every stage of your career.

High Impact Opportunities

When to challenge the conventional wisdom to achieve maximum impact.

How to compare global problems in terms of their scale and urgency. 

Specific Actionable Steps


Hours of Research

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"Based on evidence and good sense, not platitudes."

Steven Pinker

New York Times bestselling author and
Professor of Psychology at Harvard University

Sue Desmond-Hellmann

CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

“This incredible group is helping people have a 

greater social impact with their careers.” 

One day you'll look back over all the time you spent at work. This guide will help you make sure that time was spent as meaningfully as possible.

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