These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Office Assistants

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

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

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

With so many office 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 office 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.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former office assistants:

  1. Administrative Assistant
  2. Customer Service Representative
  3. Sales Associate
  4. Cashier
  5. Office Manager
  6. Internship
  7. Receptionist
  8. Server
  9. Assistant Manager
  10. Volunteer

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a office assistant 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 office assistants to do.

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

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 office assistants:

  1. Front Desk Receptionist
  2. Data Entry Clerk
  3. Data Entry Associate
  4. Preschool Teacher
  5. Barista
  6. Accounting Clerk
  7. Nanny
  8. Medical Receptionist
  9. Accounts Receivable Specialist
  10. Customer Service 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 Office Assistants

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

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former office assistants.

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Office Assistants

Job Title Rank %
Administrative Assistant 1 4.29%
Customer Service Representative 2 3.33%
Sales Associate 3 3.1%
Cashier 4 1.87%
Office Manager 5 1.69%
Internship 6 1.56%
Receptionist 7 1.18%
Server 8 1.03%
Assistant Manager 9 0.9%
Volunteer 10 0.75%
Substitute Teacher 11 0.66%
Teacher 12 0.58%
Certified Nursing Assistant 13 0.55%
Manager 14 0.55%
Research Assistant 15 0.5%
Medical Assistant 16 0.5%
Legal Assistant 17 0.47%
Sales Representative 18 0.44%
Customer Service Trainer 19 0.42%
Assistant 20 0.42%
Executive Assistant 21 0.42%
Associate 22 0.39%
Human Resources Coordinator 23 0.39%
Teller 24 0.37%
Billing Specialist 25 0.36%
Teacher Assistant 26 0.36%
Office Administrator 27 0.35%
Front Desk Receptionist 28 0.35%
Accounts Payable Clerk 29 0.32%
Home Health Aid 30 0.31%
Data Entry Clerk 31 0.29%
Customer Service Associate 32 0.28%
Pharmacist Technician 33 0.28%
Specialist 34 0.28%
Supervisor 35 0.28%
Marketing Internship 36 0.28%
Secretary 37 0.28%
Human Resources Assistant 38 0.27%
Registered Nurse 39 0.26%
Data Entry Associate 40 0.26%
Clerk 41 0.25%
Hostess 42 0.25%
Coordinator 43 0.24%
Team Leader 44 0.24%
Case Manager 45 0.23%
Preschool Teacher 46 0.23%
Security Officer 47 0.23%
Store Manager 48 0.22%
Personal Assistant 49 0.21%
Tutor 50 0.21%
Crew Member 51 0.21%
Waitress 52 0.21%
Graduate Assistant 53 0.2%
Student Assistant 54 0.2%
Operations Manager 55 0.2%
Account Manager 56 0.2%
Owner 57 0.2%
Teaching Assistant 58 0.19%
Accounting Clerk 59 0.19%
Barista 60 0.19%
Graphic Designer 61 0.19%
Project Manager 62 0.18%
Nanny 63 0.18%
Medical Receptionist 64 0.18%
Technician 65 0.18%
Consultant 66 0.17%
Accounting Assistant 67 0.17%
Accounts Receivable Specialist 68 0.17%
Customer Service Specialist 69 0.16%
Program Assistant 70 0.16%
Dental Assistant 71 0.16%
Service Representative 72 0.16%
Sales Associate And Cashier 73 0.15%
Program Coordinator 74 0.15%
Bookkeeper 75 0.15%
Warehouse Associate 76 0.15%
Server And Hostess 77 0.15%
Bartender 78 0.15%
Lead Teacher 79 0.14%
Sales Associate And Customer Service 80 0.14%
General Manager 81 0.14%
Project Coordinator 82 0.14%
Representative 83 0.14%
Executive Administrative Assistant 84 0.14%
Laboratory Assistant 85 0.14%
Marketing Assistant 86 0.13%
Medical Records Clerk 87 0.13%
Marketing Coordinator 88 0.13%
Assistant Store Manager 89 0.13%
Bartender Server 90 0.13%
Unit Secretary 91 0.13%
Owner/Operator 92 0.13%
Instructor 93 0.13%
Sales Consultant 94 0.12%
Resident Assistant 95 0.12%
Office Clerk 96 0.12%
Data Entry Specialist 97 0.12%
Production Assistant 98 0.12%
Accountant 99 0.12%
Ship Worker 100 0.12%

Facebook Discussion

Why Zippia is Better

Zippia empowers you to make the correct career decisions, not just find your next job.

You can access millions of others' career paths with the Career Graph to help you identify what skills and experiences you need to achieve your career goals. And when you're ready to take the next step in your career, you can research jobs and really understand the implications for your career aspirations.