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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
|Senior Business Analyst||1||8.47%|
|Business Analyst/Project Manager||6||1.03%|
|Lead Business Analyst||10||0.89%|
|Senior Project Manager||11||0.89%|
|Quality Assurance Analyst||14||0.71%|
|Information Technology Project Manager||15||0.68%|
|Technical Business Analyst||17||0.63%|
|Senior Finance Analyst||18||0.56%|
|Business & Data Analyst||21||0.49%|
|Senior Systems Analyst||24||0.41%|
|Quality Assurance Lead||28||0.35%|
|Lead Business Systems Analyst||30||0.33%|
|Senior Data Analyst-||32||0.32%|
|Information Technology Consultant||33||0.31%|
|Information Technology Manager||35||0.3%|
|Business Process Analyst||37||0.29%|
|Information Technology Analyst||40||0.27%|
|Assistant Vice President||45||0.24%|
|Customer Service Representative||46||0.24%|
|Senior Quality Assurance Analyst||50||0.23%|
|Senior Software Engineer||52||0.22%|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||53||0.22%|
|Senior Business Data Analyst||57||0.21%|
|Business Analyst/Quality Analyst||58||0.21%|
|Business Systems Consultant||61||0.2%|
|Senior Technical Business Analyst||64||0.19%|
|Quality Assurance Tester||74||0.18%|
|Human Resources Coordinator||75||0.17%|
|Business Analyst-Product Owner||78||0.16%|
|Business Development Manager||79||0.16%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||81||0.16%|
|Senior Business Analyst/Scrum Master||83||0.15%|
|Technical Project Manager||92||0.15%|
|Technical Support Specialist||95||0.14%|