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The role impact of a career is the extent to which working in the role gives a person opportunities to have a positive social impact. A person’s role impact is a function of two main factors: the importance, neglectedness, and tractability of the problem associated to the chosen career, and the size of the person’s direct and indirect contributions to that problem.

Further reading

80,000 Hours. 2016. “What should you look for in a job? Introducing our framework.”
An introduction to 80,000 Hours’ career choice framework.