These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Analysts

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

With so many analysts 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 analysts 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 analysts:

  1. Senior Analyst
  2. Business Analyst
  3. Consultant
  4. Associate
  5. Project Manager
  6. Finance Analyst
  7. Customer Service Representative
  8. Manager
  9. Data Analyst
  10. Administrative Assistant

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a analyst 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 analysts 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 analysts:

  1. Assistant Vice President
  2. Senior Associate
  3. Underwriter
  4. Engineer
  5. Operations Specialist
  6. Research Associate
  7. Network Technician
  8. Business Developer
  9. Staff Accountant
  10. Senior Manager

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 Analysts

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Analysts

Job Title Rank %
Senior Analyst 1 1.76%
Business Analyst 2 1.73%
Consultant 3 1.41%
Associate 4 1.21%
Project Manager 5 1.02%
Finance Analyst 6 0.97%
Customer Service Representative 7 0.87%
Manager 8 0.74%
Data Analyst 9 0.73%
Administrative Assistant 10 0.63%
Vice President 11 0.58%
Team Leader 12 0.58%
Intelligence Analyst 13 0.54%
Internship 14 0.53%
Senior Consultant 15 0.44%
Program Manager 16 0.42%
Operations Analyst 17 0.42%
Specialist 18 0.42%
Assistant Vice President 19 0.42%
Sales Associate 20 0.38%
Senior Finance Analyst 21 0.35%
Operations Manager 22 0.34%
Systems Analyst 23 0.33%
Account Manager 24 0.33%
Research Assistant 25 0.32%
Office Manager 26 0.31%
Accountant 27 0.31%
Research Analyst 28 0.31%
Product Manager 29 0.3%
Compliance Analyst 30 0.3%
Quality Assurance Analyst 31 0.3%
Senior Associate 32 0.3%
Senior Business Analyst 33 0.3%
Owner 34 0.3%
Coordinator 35 0.29%
Systems Administrator 36 0.29%
Billing Specialist 37 0.28%
Human Resources Coordinator 38 0.27%
Supervisor 39 0.27%
Underwriter 40 0.26%
Accounts Payable Clerk 41 0.26%
Systems Engineer 42 0.24%
Engineer 43 0.24%
Operations Specialist 44 0.22%
Management Analyst 45 0.2%
Research Associate 46 0.2%
Director 47 0.2%
Information Technology Analyst 48 0.2%
Investment Analyst 49 0.2%
Administrator 50 0.19%
Network Technician 51 0.19%
Support Analyst 52 0.19%
Volunteer 53 0.19%
Sales Representative 54 0.19%
Staff Accountant 55 0.19%
Business Developer 56 0.19%
Senior Manager 57 0.18%
Program Analyst 58 0.18%
Cashier 59 0.18%
Finance Manager 60 0.18%
Technical Support Specialist 61 0.17%
Controller 62 0.17%
Principal 63 0.17%
Substitute Teacher 64 0.17%
Medical Coder 65 0.17%
Project Coordinator 66 0.17%
Programmer Analyst 67 0.17%
Portfolio Manager 68 0.17%
Senior Software Engineer 69 0.17%
All-Source Analyst 70 0.16%
Auditor 71 0.16%
Technical Analyst 72 0.16%
Information Technology Project Manager 73 0.16%
Senior Project Manager 74 0.16%
Teaching Assistant 75 0.16%
Business Consultant 76 0.16%
Assistant Manager 77 0.15%
Senior Data Analyst- 78 0.15%
Senior Accountant 79 0.15%
Credit Analyst 80 0.15%
Instructor 81 0.15%
Senior Specialist 82 0.15%
Analyst Lead 83 0.15%
Subject Matter Expert 84 0.15%
Software Engineer 85 0.15%
Legal Assistant 86 0.15%
Co-Founder 87 0.15%
Reporting Analyst 88 0.15%
Account Executive 89 0.15%
Attorney 90 0.14%
Operations Director 91 0.14%
Office Assistant 92 0.14%
Graduate Research Assistant 93 0.14%
Accounts Receivable Specialist 94 0.14%
Compliance Specialist 95 0.14%
Scientist 96 0.14%
Managing Director 97 0.14%
All Source Intelligence Analyst 98 0.14%
Risk Analyst 99 0.13%
Senior Underwriter 100 0.13%

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