These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Marketing Managers

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

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

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

With so many marketing managers 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 marketing managers 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 marketing managers:

  1. Marketing Director
  2. Marketing Consultant
  3. Vice President
  4. Project Manager
  5. Product Manager
  6. Consultant
  7. Marketing Communications Manager
  8. Owner
  9. Business Developer
  10. Account Manager

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a marketing manager 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 marketing managers 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 marketing managers:

  1. Business Developer
  2. Principal
  3. Director Of Sales
  4. Communications Director
  5. Account Director
  6. Founder
  7. Chief Executive Officer
  8. Managing Director
  9. Executive Director
  10. President/Owner

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 Marketing Managers

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Marketing Managers

Job Title Rank %
Marketing Director 1 5.24%
Marketing Consultant 2 2.06%
Vice President 3 1.98%
Project Manager 4 1.14%
Product Manager 5 1.14%
Consultant 6 0.93%
Marketing Communications Manager 7 0.91%
Owner 8 0.84%
Business Developer 9 0.84%
Account Manager 10 0.83%
Account Executive 11 0.78%
Business Development Manager 12 0.76%
Product Marketing Manager 13 0.69%
Sales Manager 14 0.69%
Senior Manager Of Marketing 15 0.68%
Digital Marketing Manager 16 0.65%
Marketing Specialist 17 0.64%
Senior Manager 18 0.63%
Marketing Coordinator 19 0.63%
Principal 20 0.6%
General Manager 21 0.6%
Brand Manager 22 0.54%
Manager 23 0.54%
Office Manager 24 0.53%
Program Manager 25 0.52%
Operations Manager 26 0.49%
Director 27 0.47%
Director Of Communications And Marketing 28 0.47%
Director Of Sales 29 0.45%
Communications Manager 30 0.45%
President 31 0.45%
Sales Representative 32 0.43%
Senior Product Manager 33 0.41%
Communications Director 34 0.37%
Sales Associate 35 0.35%
Graphic Designer 36 0.35%
Administrative Assistant 37 0.35%
Senior Project Manager 38 0.35%
Sales/Marketing 39 0.35%
Account Director 40 0.35%
Marketing/Business Development 41 0.34%
Senior Product Marketing Manager 42 0.33%
Founder 43 0.32%
Marketing Program Manager 44 0.32%
Chief Executive Officer 45 0.32%
Director Of Sales And Marketing 46 0.31%
Senior Account Manager 47 0.29%
Regional Sales Manager 48 0.29%
Assistant Manager 49 0.29%
Regional Marketing Manager 50 0.29%
Managing Director 51 0.28%
Social Media Manager 52 0.28%
Customer Service Representative 53 0.28%
Executive Director 54 0.28%
Sales And Marketing Manager 55 0.27%
Store Manager 56 0.27%
Senior Director Of Marketing 57 0.27%
Chief Marketing Officer 58 0.26%
Director, Product Marketing 59 0.26%
Event Manager 60 0.25%
Marketing And Communication Consultant 61 0.25%
Freelance Marketing Consultant 62 0.25%
Owner/Operator 63 0.24%
Marketing Communications Specialist 64 0.24%
President/Owner 65 0.23%
Marketing Strategist 66 0.23%
Director Of Strategy 67 0.22%
Head Of Marketing 68 0.22%
Director Of Digital Marketing 69 0.21%
Territory Manager 70 0.21%
Internship 71 0.21%
Operations Director 72 0.2%
Principal Consultant 73 0.2%
Sales Consultant 74 0.19%
Senior Director 75 0.19%
Account Supervisor 76 0.19%
Director, Global Marketing 77 0.19%
Senior Consultant 78 0.19%
Senior Brand Manager 79 0.18%
Media Consultant 80 0.18%
Marketing And Operations Manager 81 0.17%
Co-Founder 82 0.17%
Marketing Internship 83 0.17%
Business Consultant 84 0.17%
Business Manager 85 0.17%
Online Marketing Manager 86 0.17%
Writer And Editor 87 0.17%
Brand Marketing Manager 88 0.17%
Marketing Associate 89 0.16%
Search Engine Optimizer 90 0.16%
Marketing Assistant 91 0.16%
Vice President, Business Development 92 0.16%
Executive Assistant 93 0.16%
Communications Specialist 94 0.16%
Team Leader 95 0.16%
Creative Director 96 0.15%
Marketing Contractor 97 0.15%
Marketing Analyst 98 0.15%
Communications Consultant 99 0.15%
Senior Account Executive 100 0.15%

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