The EA community has identified a lot of promising career paths. I want to collect a list of high-impact roles which few EAs are entering and potential reasons for why this might be.
Feel free to include:
- Personal experiences: High-impact careers which you (or people you know) have struggled to enter and things that could have helped you.
- Movement-wide observations: High-impact careers which you think are neglected by the EA movement at large. (eg. because EAs typically underestimate the impact of these roles, lack specific skills needed, struggle to gain early-stage career capital, etc.)
Answers here could be directly useful for informing Training for Good’s 2022 strategy. However, please do include answers for which you think “training” is probably not the solution as I imagine others (eg. group leaders) might also be interested in this question.
I think the problem is that unethical people have an insurmountable competitive advantage in getting jobs as an ethicist. At least if these are academic roles, you have to publish to be a viable candidate, it's a lot easier to say a new and false thing about ethics than a new and true thing, and reality won't slap you in the face for being wrong the way it would in science. So you'd probably need to aim to be able to influence the hiring process somehow w/o being subject to the perverse incentives.