It’s tough to be a executive assistant 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 executive assistant isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become executive assistants in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.
With so many executive assistants 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 executive assistants 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.
But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.
Best Jobs For Former EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS
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.
The full list of those jobs can be found below.
Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS
Most Common Jobs For Former EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS
These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a executive assistant would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.
Here’s the thing about these jobs though — they’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former executive assistants to do.
How We Determined the Best Jobs of Former EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS
Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed executive assistant under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a executive assistant, 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