We used our database of over 7 million resumes to determine which careers former lawyers are entering now.
It’s tough to be a lawyer 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 lawyer isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become lawyers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.
With so many lawyers 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 lawyers 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 lawyers:
These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a lawyer 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 lawyers 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 lawyers:
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 lawyer under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a lawyer, 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 lawyers.
|Customer Service Representative||9||1.29%|
|Interpreter And Translator||14||0.86%|
|Attorney At Law||15||0.86%|
|Founder And Chief Executive Officer||16||0.64%|
|Chiropractor, Sole Practitioner||26||0.64%|
|Writer And Editor||30||0.64%|
|Real Estate Consultant||31||0.43%|
|Judicial Law Clerk||34||0.43%|
|Assistant State Attorney||35||0.43%|
|Senior Technician Specialist||49||0.43%|
|Legal Research Assistant||54||0.43%|
|Assistant To Executive Producer||55||0.43%|
|Criminal Justice Lawyer||60||0.21%|
|Certified Nursing Assistant||68||0.21%|
|Workers’ Compensation Claims Adjuster||69||0.21%|
|Social Media & Marketing Director||72||0.21%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||78||0.21%|
|President And General Manager||79||0.21%|
|Special Education Teacher||83||0.21%|
|Digital Media Consultant||86||0.21%|
|Customer Service Specialist||88||0.21%|
|Shipping And Receiving Clerk||96||0.21%|
|Chief Operating Officer||97||0.21%|
|Business Development Coordinator||100||0.21%|
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