Software engineering

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80,000 Hours' in-depth profile rates software engineering a 'sometimes recommended'"sometimes recommended" career.[1] The profile finds that a software engineer's most promising path to impact involves doing direct work on AI safety or in highly impactful organizations, and that the value of this work is likely higher than via earning to give. A career in software engineering can also be a good way to gain career capital.

Jones, Andy (2021) AI safety needs great engineers, AI Alignment Forum, November 23.

Software engineering as a career

80,000 Hours' in-depth profile rates software engineering a 'sometimes recommended' career.[1] The profile finds that a software engineer's most promising path to impact involves doing direct work on AI safety or in highly impactful organizations, and that the value of this work is typicallylikely higher than having an impact via earning to give. A career in software engineering can also be a good way to gain career capital.

80,000 Hours' medium-in-depth profile rates software engineering at a large technology company'sometimes recommended' career. The profile finds that a "sometimes recommended" career, assoftware engineer's most promising path to impact involves doing direct work on AI safety or in highly impactful organizations, and that the value of this work is typically higher than having an option with high career capital and job satisfaction, suited forimpact via earning to give and skill-building.. A career in software engineering can also be a good way to gain [1]career capital.

Duda, Roman (2015)Hilton, Benjamin (2022) Software engineering at large tech-firms, 80,000 Hours., February 4.

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    Duda, Roman (2015)Hilton, Benjamin (2022) Software engineering at large tech-firms, 80,000 Hours., February 4.