Best Jobs For Former Office Managers [2023]

By Chris Kolmar
Jul. 13, 2022

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.

But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Best Jobs For Former OFFICE MANAGERS

  1. Bookkeeper Jobs

  2. Accounting Clerk Jobs

  3. Accounts Receivable Specialist Jobs

  4. Staff Accountant Jobs

  5. Controller Jobs

  6. Executive Administrative Assistant Jobs

  7. Accounting Assistant Jobs

  8. Human Resources Assistant Jobs

  9. Operations Director Jobs

  10. Paralegal Jobs

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.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former OFFICE MANAGERS

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

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 — they’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former office managers to do.

How We Determined the Best 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

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Author

Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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