These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Administrators

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago
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It’s tough to be a administrator 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 administrator isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become administrators in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many administrators 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 administrators 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 administrators:

  1. Administrative Assistant
  2. Executive Director
  3. Customer Service Representative
  4. Office Manager
  5. Consultant
  6. Systems Administrator
  7. Sales Associate
  8. Manager
  9. Human Resources Coordinator
  10. Operations Manager

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a administrator 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 administrators 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 administrators:

  1. Executive Director
  2. Chief Executive Officer
  3. Operations Director
  4. Chief Operating Officer
  5. Principal
  6. Business Manager
  7. Human Resource Specialist
  8. Network Engineer
  9. Senior Technician Specialist
  10. Human Resources Generalist

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 Administrators

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Administrators

Job Title Rank %
Administrative Assistant 1 2.39%
Executive Director 2 1.24%
Customer Service Representative 3 1.22%
Office Manager 4 1.11%
Consultant 5 0.94%
Systems Administrator 6 0.89%
Sales Associate 7 0.63%
Manager 8 0.63%
Human Resources Coordinator 9 0.63%
Operations Manager 10 0.61%
Project Manager 11 0.59%
Registered Nurse 12 0.58%
Chief Executive Officer 13 0.56%
Owner 14 0.5%
Executive Assistant 15 0.49%
Substitute Teacher 16 0.49%
Teacher 17 0.47%
Program Manager 18 0.44%
Director 19 0.4%
Senior Administrator 20 0.39%
Team Leader 21 0.39%
Account Manager 22 0.39%
Specialist 23 0.38%
Assistant Manager 24 0.37%
Supervisor 25 0.36%
Office Administrator 26 0.36%
Human Resources Manager 27 0.34%
General Manager 28 0.34%
Coordinator 29 0.33%
Business Analyst 30 0.32%
Volunteer 31 0.32%
Internship 32 0.32%
Analyst 33 0.31%
Owner/Operator 34 0.3%
Associate 35 0.3%
Operations Director 36 0.3%
Accounts Payable Clerk 37 0.3%
Receptionist 38 0.3%
Chief Operating Officer 39 0.28%
Vice President 40 0.28%
Project Coordinator 41 0.28%
Principal 42 0.27%
Senior Software Engineer 43 0.27%
Case Manager 44 0.25%
Systems Engineer 45 0.25%
Legal Assistant 46 0.25%
Office Assistant 47 0.25%
President 48 0.24%
Billing Specialist 49 0.24%
Human Resource Specialist 50 0.23%
Server 51 0.23%
Technical Support Specialist 52 0.23%
Business Manager 53 0.23%
Network Engineer 54 0.22%
Senior Technician Specialist 55 0.22%
Sales Representative 56 0.22%
Human Resources Generalist 57 0.22%
Data Analyst 58 0.22%
Cashier 59 0.21%
Accounts Receivable Specialist 60 0.21%
Adjunct Professor 61 0.21%
Recruiter 62 0.21%
Finance Analyst 63 0.2%
Systems Analyst 64 0.2%
Account Executive 65 0.2%
Accounting Clerk 66 0.19%
Development Administrator 67 0.19%
Information Technology Manager 68 0.19%
Instructor 69 0.19%
Network Administrator 70 0.18%
Computer Technician 71 0.18%
Senior Consultant 72 0.18%
Administrative Director 73 0.17%
Medical Assistant 74 0.17%
Senior System Administrator 75 0.17%
Buyer 76 0.17%
Engineer 77 0.17%
Senior Systems Engineer 78 0.16%
Nursing Director 79 0.16%
Paralegal 80 0.15%
Technician 81 0.15%
Database Administrator 82 0.15%
Marketing Director 83 0.15%
Property Manager 84 0.15%
Adjunct Instructor 85 0.15%
Personal Assistant 86 0.15%
Customer Service Trainer 87 0.15%
Developer 88 0.15%
Human Resources Assistant 89 0.15%
Business Developer 90 0.15%
Information Technology Technician 91 0.15%
Program Director 92 0.15%
Contracts Administrator 93 0.15%
Certified Nursing Assistant 94 0.15%
Information Technology Consultant 95 0.15%
Nursing Home Administrator 96 0.15%
President/Chief Executive Officer 97 0.14%
Sales Manager 98 0.14%
Security Officer 99 0.14%
Executive Administrator 100 0.14%

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