These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Field Service Technicians

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

With so many field service technicians 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 field service technicians 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 field service technicians:

  1. Maintenance Technician
  2. Technician
  3. Service Technician
  4. Systems Administrator
  5. Electronics Technician
  6. Technical Support Specialist
  7. Field Engineer
  8. Computer Technician
  9. Project Manager
  10. Senior Field Service Engineer

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a field service technician 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 field service technicians 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 field service technicians:

  1. Network Engineer
  2. Technical Support Engineer
  3. Engineer
  4. Customer Engineer
  5. Network Administrator
  6. Information Technology Manager
  7. Information Technology Specialist
  8. Electrical Engineer
  9. Maintenance Supervisor
  10. Technical Specialist

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 Field Service Technicians

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Field Service Technicians

Job Title Rank %
Maintenance Technician 1 1.69%
Technician 2 1.43%
Service Technician 3 1.42%
Systems Administrator 4 1.27%
Electronics Technician 5 1.14%
Technical Support Specialist 6 1.11%
Field Engineer 7 0.93%
Computer Technician 8 0.83%
Project Manager 9 0.83%
Senior Field Service Engineer 10 0.83%
Field Technician 11 0.8%
Engineering Technician 12 0.77%
Network Technician 13 0.73%
Service Manager 14 0.73%
Systems Engineer 15 0.7%
Owner 16 0.7%
Network Engineer 17 0.59%
Customer Service Representative 18 0.55%
Technical Support Engineer 19 0.55%
Desktop Support Technician 20 0.5%
Engineer 21 0.49%
Technical Support Technician 22 0.47%
Customer Engineer 23 0.46%
Operations Manager 24 0.46%
Team Leader 25 0.45%
Consultant 26 0.44%
Information Technology Technician 27 0.44%
Owner/Operator 28 0.43%
Service Engineer 29 0.43%
Information Systems Technician 30 0.43%
Network Administrator 31 0.39%
Lead Technician 32 0.39%
Information Technology Manager 33 0.38%
Manufacturing Technician 34 0.38%
Information Technology Specialist 35 0.36%
Account Manager 36 0.34%
Electrical Engineer 37 0.33%
Repair Technician 38 0.33%
Installation Technician 39 0.33%
Maintenance Supervisor 40 0.32%
Senior Field Engineer 41 0.3%
Technical Specialist 42 0.29%
Test Technician 43 0.29%
Electrician 44 0.29%
Manager 45 0.29%
Information Technology Consultant 46 0.29%
Project Engineer 47 0.28%
Mechanical Technician 48 0.28%
Mechanic 49 0.27%
Senior Technologist 50 0.25%
Information Technology/Support Technician 51 0.25%
Driver 52 0.25%
Security Officer 53 0.25%
Controls Engineer 54 0.24%
Program Manager 55 0.24%
Senior Systems Engineer 56 0.23%
Maintenance Manager 57 0.22%
Field Service Specialist 58 0.22%
Test Engineer 59 0.22%
Manufacturing Engineer 60 0.22%
Controls Technician 61 0.22%
Senior Field Service Technician 62 0.22%
Sales Associate 63 0.21%
Equipment Engineer 64 0.21%
Senior Engineer 65 0.21%
Technical Support Representative 66 0.21%
Systems Analyst 67 0.21%
Biomedical Engineering Technician 68 0.2%
Sales Representative 69 0.2%
Help Desk Specialist 70 0.2%
Facilities Manager 71 0.2%
Supervisor 72 0.19%
Operator 73 0.19%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic 74 0.19%
Application Engineer 75 0.19%
Mechanical Engineer 76 0.19%
Customer Service Technician 77 0.19%
Specialist 78 0.19%
Help Desk Analyst 79 0.19%
Equipment Technician 80 0.19%
Technical Consultant 81 0.19%
Technical Analyst 82 0.18%
Process Engineer 83 0.18%
Maintenance Engineer 84 0.18%
Production Supervisor 85 0.17%
General Manager 86 0.17%
Site Leader 87 0.17%
Sales Engineer 88 0.17%
Biomedical Equipment Technician 89 0.17%
Product Manager 90 0.16%
Field Service Supervisor 91 0.15%
Automation Engineer 92 0.15%
Operations Technician 93 0.15%
System Technician 94 0.15%
Equipment Maintenance Technician 95 0.15%
Site Manager 96 0.15%
Quality Engineer 97 0.15%
Production Technician 98 0.15%
Data Center Technician 99 0.14%
Assistant Manager 100 0.14%

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