These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Office Managers

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

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

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

With so many office 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 office 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 office managers:

  1. Administrative Assistant
  2. Customer Service Representative
  3. Executive Assistant
  4. Sales Associate
  5. Operations Manager
  6. Manager
  7. Bookkeeper
  8. Human Resources Coordinator
  9. Office Administrator
  10. Assistant Manager

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

  1. Bookkeeper
  2. Accounting Clerk
  3. Accounts Receivable Specialist
  4. Staff Accountant
  5. Controller
  6. Executive Administrative Assistant
  7. Accounting Assistant
  8. Human Resources Assistant
  9. Operations Director
  10. Paralegal

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 Managers

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Office Managers

Job Title Rank %
Administrative Assistant 1 4.28%
Customer Service Representative 2 2.14%
Executive Assistant 3 1.05%
Sales Associate 4 0.9%
Operations Manager 5 0.83%
Manager 6 0.8%
Bookkeeper 7 0.79%
Human Resources Coordinator 8 0.75%
Office Administrator 9 0.75%
Assistant Manager 10 0.74%
Office Assistant 11 0.73%
Accounts Payable Clerk 12 0.72%
Owner 13 0.71%
Billing Specialist 14 0.69%
Human Resources Manager 15 0.66%
Substitute Teacher 16 0.55%
Project Manager 17 0.54%
Store Manager 18 0.53%
Receptionist 19 0.52%
Legal Assistant 20 0.48%
Registered Nurse 21 0.47%
Account Manager 22 0.47%
Accountant 23 0.44%
Cashier 24 0.44%
General Manager 25 0.43%
Sales Representative 26 0.41%
Internship 27 0.4%
Teacher 28 0.39%
Accounting Clerk 29 0.38%
Volunteer 30 0.37%
Accounts Receivable Specialist 31 0.37%
Consultant 32 0.37%
Server 33 0.36%
Administrator 34 0.36%
Medical Assistant 35 0.36%
Property Manager 36 0.35%
Owner/Operator 37 0.35%
Team Leader 38 0.35%
Supervisor 39 0.33%
Project Coordinator 40 0.32%
Staff Accountant 41 0.32%
Customer Service Trainer 42 0.31%
Business Manager 43 0.31%
Specialist 44 0.3%
Controller 45 0.3%
Program Manager 46 0.28%
Executive Administrative Assistant 47 0.27%
Accounting Manager 48 0.25%
Coordinator 49 0.25%
Assistant 50 0.25%
Certified Nursing Assistant 51 0.24%
Secretary 52 0.24%
Sales Manager 53 0.23%
Practice Manager 54 0.23%
Accounting Assistant 55 0.22%
Human Resources Assistant 56 0.22%
Case Manager 57 0.22%
Operations Director 58 0.21%
Paralegal 59 0.21%
Account Executive 60 0.2%
Human Resources Generalist 61 0.2%
Assistant Office Manager 62 0.2%
Front Desk Receptionist 63 0.2%
Associate 64 0.19%
Business Office Manager 65 0.18%
Licensed Practical Nurse 66 0.18%
Human Resource Specialist 67 0.18%
Buyer 68 0.18%
Customer Service Manager 69 0.17%
Payroll Administrator 70 0.17%
Home Health Aid 71 0.17%
Program Coordinator 72 0.17%
Clerk 73 0.17%
Realtor 74 0.17%
Administrative Coordinator 75 0.17%
Medical Receptionist 76 0.17%
Pharmacist Technician 77 0.17%
Personal Assistant 78 0.16%
Director 79 0.16%
Vice President 80 0.16%
Recruiter 81 0.16%
Owner/Manager 82 0.16%
Business Analyst 83 0.16%
Marketing Coordinator 84 0.16%
Payroll Specialist 85 0.15%
Assistant Store Manager 86 0.15%
Teller 87 0.15%
Tax Preparer 88 0.15%
Teacher Assistant 89 0.15%
Administrative Support 90 0.14%
Service Representative 91 0.14%
Dispatcher 92 0.14%
Contracts Administrator 93 0.14%
Graphic Designer 94 0.14%
Marketing Director 95 0.14%
Administrative Manager 96 0.14%
Instructor 97 0.14%
Data Entry Associate 98 0.14%
Office Manager Of Human Resources 99 0.14%
Real Estate Agent 100 0.14%

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