These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Maintenance Technicians

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

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

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

With so many maintenance 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 maintenance 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 maintenance technicians:

  1. Maintenance Supervisor
  2. Service Technician
  3. Technician
  4. Field Service Technician
  5. Maintenance Manager
  6. Mechanic
  7. Electrician
  8. Welder
  9. Machine Operator
  10. Electronics Technician

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

  1. Mechanic
  2. Electrician
  3. Millwright
  4. Facilities Manager
  5. Handyman
  6. Building Engineer
  7. Carpenter
  8. Engineer
  9. Chief Engineer
  10. Assembler

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 Maintenance Technicians

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Maintenance Technicians

Job Title Rank %
Maintenance Supervisor 1 3.43%
Service Technician 2 1.5%
Technician 3 1.48%
Field Service Technician 4 1.35%
Maintenance Manager 5 1.26%
Mechanic 6 1.14%
Electrician 7 0.96%
Welder 8 0.95%
Machine Operator 9 0.82%
Electronics Technician 10 0.72%
Hvac Technician 11 0.69%
Supervisor 12 0.67%
Owner/Operator 13 0.66%
Engineering Technician 14 0.66%
Millwright 15 0.61%
Maintenance Engineer 16 0.58%
Owner 17 0.57%
Mechanical Technician 18 0.55%
Truck Driver 19 0.51%
Maintenance Director 20 0.49%
Facilities Manager 21 0.46%
Customer Service Representative 22 0.46%
Driver 23 0.45%
Project Manager 24 0.44%
Forklift Operator 25 0.42%
Handyman 26 0.41%
Building Engineer 27 0.4%
Team Leader 28 0.4%
Security Officer 29 0.39%
Maintenance Electrician 30 0.39%
Maintenance Worker 31 0.39%
Controls Technician 32 0.38%
Manager 33 0.38%
Sales Associate 34 0.37%
Operations Manager 35 0.36%
Electrical Technician 36 0.36%
Carpenter 37 0.35%
Engineer 38 0.35%
Chief Engineer 39 0.34%
Maintenance Technician Supervisor 40 0.34%
Lead Technician 41 0.34%
Assembler 42 0.33%
Installation Technician 43 0.33%
Operator 44 0.31%
Senior Maintenance Technician 45 0.31%
Machinist 46 0.31%
Facility Maintenance Technician 47 0.31%
Material Handler 48 0.3%
Plumber 49 0.29%
Maintenance Lead Person 50 0.28%
Repair Technician 51 0.28%
Equipment Operator 52 0.28%
Manufacturing Engineer 53 0.27%
Facilities Technician 54 0.27%
Specialist 55 0.26%
Service Manager 56 0.26%
Production Supervisor 57 0.25%
Manufacturing Technician 58 0.25%
Instrument Technician 59 0.25%
Maintenance Planner 60 0.24%
Warehouse Worker 61 0.24%
Stationary Engineer 62 0.24%
Assistant Manager 63 0.24%
Controls Engineer 64 0.23%
Delivery Driver 65 0.23%
Refrigeration Technician 66 0.22%
Field Technician 67 0.22%
Plant Operator 68 0.22%
Sales Representative 69 0.22%
Maintenance Specialist 70 0.22%
Installer 71 0.21%
Foreman 72 0.2%
Painter 73 0.2%
Custodian 74 0.2%
Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 75 0.2%
Industrial Maintenance Technician 76 0.19%
Process Technician 77 0.19%
Self-Employed 78 0.19%
Warehouse Associate 79 0.19%
Maintenance Coordinator 80 0.18%
Sheet Metal Mechanic 81 0.18%
Assembly Technician 82 0.18%
Diesel Mechanic 83 0.17%
General Contractor 84 0.17%
Welder Fitter 85 0.17%
Lead Mechanic 86 0.17%
Mechanical Engineer 87 0.17%
Boiler Operator 88 0.17%
Hvac Mechanic 89 0.16%
General Manager 90 0.16%
Equipment Technician 91 0.16%
Mechanical Assembler 92 0.16%
Automotive Technician 93 0.16%
Industrial Electrician 94 0.16%
Production Manager 95 0.16%
Operations Technician 96 0.16%
Senior Technologist 97 0.16%
Journeyman Electrician 98 0.16%
Laboratory Technician 99 0.16%
Heavy Equipment Operator 100 0.16%

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