These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Account Executives

We used our database of over 7 million resumes to determine which careers former account executives are entering now.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

It’s tough to be a account executive nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a account executive isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become account executives in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many account executives no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former account executives to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former account executives:

  1. Account Manager
  2. Sales Representative
  3. Senior Account Executive
  4. Sales Manager
  5. Business Developer
  6. Business Development Manager
  7. Vice President
  8. Director Of Sales
  9. Sales Consultant
  10. Marketing Manager

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a account executive would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former account executives to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former account executives:

  1. Business Developer
  2. Business Development Manager
  3. Director Of Sales
  4. Regional Sales Manager
  5. Territory Manager
  6. Marketing Director
  7. Marketing Consultant
  8. District Sales Manager
  9. Sales/Marketing
  10. Marketing Coordinator

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Account Executives

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed account executive under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a account executive, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former account executives.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Account Executives

Job Title Rank %
Account Manager 1 3.01%
Sales Representative 2 2.1%
Senior Account Executive 3 2.07%
Sales Manager 4 1.72%
Business Developer 5 1.39%
Business Development Manager 6 1.3%
Vice President 7 1.1%
Director Of Sales 8 1.1%
Sales Consultant 9 1.03%
Marketing Manager 10 0.88%
Owner 11 0.87%
Sales Associate 12 0.84%
Customer Service Representative 13 0.79%
Regional Sales Manager 14 0.76%
Project Manager 15 0.76%
Consultant 16 0.75%
Territory Manager 17 0.65%
Manager 18 0.6%
Senior Account Manager 19 0.6%
Marketing Director 20 0.58%
General Manager 21 0.56%
Operations Manager 22 0.49%
Account Director 23 0.47%
Administrative Assistant 24 0.46%
Office Manager 25 0.46%
National Account Manager 26 0.44%
Marketing Consultant 27 0.4%
President 28 0.4%
Account Supervisor 29 0.39%
District Sales Manager 30 0.38%
Sales/Marketing 31 0.37%
Assistant Manager 32 0.36%
Store Manager 33 0.35%
Marketing Coordinator 34 0.33%
Recruiter 35 0.33%
Sales Specialist 36 0.32%
Business Development Executive 37 0.31%
Principal 38 0.31%
Inside Sales Representative 39 0.28%
Program Manager 40 0.28%
Director 41 0.27%
Senior Sales Executive 42 0.27%
Media Consultant 43 0.26%
Owner/Operator 44 0.26%
Product Manager 45 0.25%
Marketing Specialist 46 0.25%
Senior Sales Representative 47 0.25%
Director Of Sales And Marketing 48 0.25%
Team Leader 49 0.25%
Territory Sales Manager 50 0.25%
District Manager 51 0.24%
President/Owner 52 0.24%
Account Representative 53 0.24%
Sales And Marketing Manager 54 0.23%
Regional Accounts Manager 55 0.23%
Chief Executive Officer 56 0.23%
National Account Executive 57 0.22%
Specialist 58 0.22%
Vice President, Business Development 59 0.22%
Internship 60 0.2%
Enterprise Account Executive 61 0.2%
Key Account Manager 62 0.2%
National Sales Manager 63 0.2%
Realtor 64 0.2%
Loan Officer 65 0.19%
Regional Manager 66 0.19%
Regional Sales Director 67 0.19%
Business Consultant 68 0.19%
Agent 69 0.19%
Technical Recruiter 70 0.19%
Substitute Teacher 71 0.18%
Regional Account Executive 72 0.18%
Real Estate Agent 73 0.18%
Finance Advisor 74 0.18%
Communications Manager 75 0.18%
Volunteer 76 0.18%
Senior Manager 77 0.18%
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 78 0.17%
Business Analyst 79 0.17%
Major Account Executive 80 0.17%
Partner 81 0.17%
Strategic Accounts Manager 82 0.17%
Sales Account Manager 83 0.17%
Executive Director 84 0.17%
Insurance Agent 85 0.17%
Business Development Representative 86 0.17%
Server 87 0.17%
Business Manager 88 0.17%
Operations Director 89 0.16%
Senior Project Manager 90 0.16%
Relationship Manager 91 0.16%
Branch Manager 92 0.15%
Managing Director 93 0.15%
Founder 94 0.15%
Associate 95 0.15%
Sales Agent 96 0.15%
Marketing Representative 97 0.15%
Public Relations 98 0.15%
Assistant Vice President 99 0.14%
Business Development Consultant 100 0.14%

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