List of potentially promising career paths

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This is a list of potentially promising paths that we haven't written reviews on yet. Treat this as a very rough list of potential ideas to consider, and note that we haven't researched these most paths in a lot of detail. Bolded are paths that we are comparatively more confident in recommending.

See the careers we have researched and written reviews of here.


  • Anthropology PhD
  • Applied Maths PhD
  • Bioengineering PhD
  • Engineering PhD
  • History PhD
  • Statistics PhD


  • Academic grant writer and/or project manager
  • Anthropology
  • Computer science (especially AI)
  • Economics, especially development economics
  • History


  • Founding or working for for-profit startups focused on serving the global poor
  • Founding or working for startups on animal product alternatives
  • Founding or working for tech startups focused on emerging markets

For-profit world (for skill building and earning to give)

  • Accountancy
  • Corporate management
  • Corporate scientist (especially biomed)
  • Intellectual property
  • Public relations
  • Real estate
  • Sales

Government and policy

  • Foreign policy
  • Government grant making
  • Lobbyist
  • US Civil service - policy roles
  • US Military
      • DoD
      • NSA
  • US Party politics


  • Dentist
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Work in public health

Non-profit world


  • Web designer
  • Work at DeepMind
  • Work at Google