These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Business Analysts

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

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

It’s tough to be a business 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 business analyst isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become business analysts in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many business 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 business 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 business analysts:

  1. Senior Business Analyst
  2. Project Manager
  3. Consultant
  4. Data Analyst
  5. Business Analyst-Consultant
  6. Business Analyst/Project Manager
  7. Product Manager
  8. Systems Analyst
  9. Finance Analyst
  10. Lead Business Analyst

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

  1. Information Technology Project Manager
  2. Senior Manager
  3. Quality Assurance Lead
  4. Technical Writer
  5. Information Technology Consultant
  6. Information Technology Manager
  7. Project Leader
  8. Management Consultant
  9. Assistant Vice President
  10. Finance 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 Business Analysts

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Business Analysts

Job Title Rank %
Senior Business Analyst 1 8.47%
Project Manager 2 3.51%
Consultant 3 1.67%
Data Analyst 4 1.2%
Business Analyst-Consultant 5 1.04%
Business Analyst/Project Manager 6 1.03%
Product Manager 7 1.0%
Systems Analyst 8 0.92%
Finance Analyst 9 0.9%
Lead Business Analyst 10 0.89%
Senior Project Manager 11 0.89%
Senior Consultant 12 0.8%
Program Manager 13 0.72%
Quality Assurance Analyst 14 0.71%
Information Technology Project Manager 15 0.68%
Senior Analyst 16 0.65%
Technical Business Analyst 17 0.63%
Senior Finance Analyst 18 0.56%
Analyst 19 0.53%
Business Consultant 20 0.5%
Business & Data Analyst 21 0.49%
Manager 22 0.47%
Operations Manager 23 0.46%
Senior Systems Analyst 24 0.41%
Project Coordinator 25 0.38%
Vice President 26 0.38%
Senior Manager 27 0.37%
Quality Assurance Lead 28 0.35%
Administrative Assistant 29 0.33%
Lead Business Systems Analyst 30 0.33%
Technical Writer 31 0.32%
Senior Data Analyst- 32 0.32%
Information Technology Consultant 33 0.31%
Project Analyst 34 0.3%
Information Technology Manager 35 0.3%
Owner 36 0.29%
Business Process Analyst 37 0.29%
Team Leader 38 0.28%
Project Leader 39 0.27%
Information Technology Analyst 40 0.27%
Operations Analyst 41 0.27%
Systems Administrator 42 0.26%
Associate 43 0.26%
Management Consultant 44 0.25%
Assistant Vice President 45 0.24%
Customer Service Representative 46 0.24%
Programmer Analyst 47 0.24%
Office Manager 48 0.24%
Finance Manager 49 0.24%
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst 50 0.23%
Account Manager 51 0.23%
Senior Software Engineer 52 0.22%
Business Intelligence Analyst 53 0.22%
Quality Assurance 54 0.21%
Technical Analyst 55 0.21%
Internship 56 0.21%
Senior Business Data Analyst 57 0.21%
Business Analyst/Quality Analyst 58 0.21%
Marketing Manager 59 0.21%
Systems Engineer 60 0.21%
Business Systems Consultant 61 0.2%
Scrum Master 62 0.2%
Business Developer 63 0.2%
Senior Technical Business Analyst 64 0.19%
Business Manager 65 0.19%
Accountant 66 0.18%
Product Owner 67 0.18%
Marketing Analyst 68 0.18%
Account Executive 69 0.18%
Management Analyst 70 0.18%
Reporting Analyst 71 0.18%
Development Administrator 72 0.18%
Applications Analyst 73 0.18%
Quality Assurance Tester 74 0.18%
Human Resources Coordinator 75 0.17%
Administrator 76 0.17%
Quality Analyst 77 0.17%
Business Analyst-Product Owner 78 0.16%
Business Development Manager 79 0.16%
Specialist 80 0.16%
Quality Assurance Engineer 81 0.16%
Salesforce Administrator 82 0.15%
Senior Business Analyst/Scrum Master 83 0.15%
Director 84 0.15%
Principal Consultant 85 0.15%
Research Assistant 86 0.15%
Consultant/Project Manager 87 0.15%
Technical Consultant 88 0.15%
Salesforce Developer 89 0.15%
Purchasing Manager 90 0.15%
Software Engineer 91 0.15%
Technical Project Manager 92 0.15%
Functional Analyst 93 0.15%
Analyst Lead 94 0.15%
Technical Support Specialist 95 0.14%
Controller 96 0.14%
Applications Developer 97 0.14%
Senior Associate 98 0.14%
Software Developer 99 0.14%
Developer Analyst 100 0.14%

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