These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Account Managers

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago
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It’s tough to be a account manager 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 manager isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become account managers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many account managers 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 managers 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 managers:

  1. Account Executive
  2. Sales Representative
  3. Senior Account Manager
  4. Customer Service Representative
  5. Project Manager
  6. Sales Manager
  7. Business Development Manager
  8. Operations Manager
  9. Business Developer
  10. Regional Sales Manager

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a account manager 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 managers 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 managers:

  1. Business Developer
  2. Director Of Sales
  3. Recruiter
  4. Marketing Director
  5. Sales Specialist
  6. Operations Director
  7. Marketing Coordinator
  8. Inside Sales Representative
  9. Sales/Marketing
  10. Marketing Consultant

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 Managers

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Account Managers

Job Title Rank %
Account Executive 1 3.15%
Sales Representative 2 1.51%
Senior Account Manager 3 1.29%
Customer Service Representative 4 1.25%
Project Manager 5 1.25%
Sales Manager 6 1.24%
Business Development Manager 7 1.06%
Operations Manager 8 0.99%
Business Developer 9 0.87%
Regional Sales Manager 10 0.73%
Manager 11 0.7%
Vice President 12 0.7%
Marketing Manager 13 0.69%
Sales Associate 14 0.69%
Administrative Assistant 15 0.68%
Owner 16 0.64%
Office Manager 17 0.63%
Territory Manager 18 0.61%
Consultant 19 0.59%
Sales Consultant 20 0.59%
Director Of Sales 21 0.57%
Recruiter 22 0.54%
General Manager 23 0.52%
Program Manager 24 0.49%
Senior Account Executive 25 0.48%
Product Manager 26 0.44%
Account Director 27 0.38%
Store Manager 28 0.38%
National Account Manager 29 0.37%
Marketing Director 30 0.37%
Team Leader 31 0.34%
Assistant Manager 32 0.34%
District Sales Manager 33 0.34%
Sales Specialist 34 0.31%
Senior Project Manager 35 0.31%
Operations Director 36 0.28%
Regional Accounts Manager 37 0.27%
Owner/Operator 38 0.27%
Business Analyst 39 0.26%
Marketing Coordinator 40 0.26%
Human Resources Manager 41 0.26%
Branch Manager 42 0.26%
Human Resources Coordinator 43 0.25%
Sales/Marketing 44 0.25%
President 45 0.25%
Inside Sales Representative 46 0.25%
Key Account Manager 47 0.24%
Marketing Consultant 48 0.24%
Specialist 49 0.24%
Sales Account Manager 50 0.23%
Regional Manager 51 0.23%
Project Coordinator 52 0.23%
Director 53 0.23%
Business Manager 54 0.22%
Client Services Manager 55 0.22%
Billing Specialist 56 0.22%
Service Manager 57 0.22%
Senior Recruiter 58 0.22%
Account Representative 59 0.22%
Substitute Teacher 60 0.21%
Supervisor 61 0.21%
Territory Sales Manager 62 0.21%
Marketing Specialist 63 0.2%
Internship 64 0.19%
Senior Manager 65 0.19%
Accountant 66 0.19%
Executive Assistant 67 0.19%
District Manager 68 0.19%
Sales And Marketing Manager 69 0.19%
Server 70 0.19%
Senior Sales Representative 71 0.18%
Analyst 72 0.18%
Customer Service Manager 73 0.17%
Customer Service Trainer 74 0.17%
Principal 75 0.17%
Account Supervisor 76 0.17%
Strategic Accounts Manager 77 0.17%
National Sales Manager 78 0.17%
Cashier 79 0.16%
Director Of Sales And Marketing 80 0.16%
Associate 81 0.16%
Service Representative 82 0.16%
Teacher 83 0.15%
Agent 84 0.15%
Sales Engineer 85 0.15%
Underwriter 86 0.15%
Buyer 87 0.15%
Senior Consultant 88 0.15%
Volunteer 89 0.15%
Registered Nurse 90 0.15%
Coordinator 91 0.14%
Technical Recruiter 92 0.14%
Account Specialist 93 0.14%
Managing Director 94 0.14%
Operation Supervisor 95 0.14%
Office Assistant 96 0.14%
Chief Executive Officer 97 0.14%
Outside Sales Representative 98 0.14%
Security Officer 99 0.14%
Relationship Manager 100 0.13%

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