These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Programmer Analysts

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

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

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

With so many programmer analysts 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 programmer analysts 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 programmer analysts:

  1. Senior Software Engineer
  2. Senior Programmer Analyst
  3. Software Engineer
  4. Business Analyst
  5. Consultant
  6. Project Manager
  7. Systems Analyst
  8. Software Developer
  9. Applications Developer
  10. Senior Consultant

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a programmer analyst 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 programmer analysts 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 programmer analysts:

  1. Software Developer
  2. Applications Developer
  3. Lead Technician
  4. Information Technology Manager
  5. Database Administrator
  6. Developer
  7. Senior Java Developer
  8. Information Technology Consultant
  9. Web Developer
  10. Project Leader

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 Programmer Analysts

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Programmer Analysts

Job Title Rank %
Senior Software Engineer 1 4.5%
Senior Programmer Analyst 2 3.94%
Software Engineer 3 2.61%
Business Analyst 4 2.45%
Consultant 5 2.08%
Project Manager 6 1.44%
Systems Analyst 7 1.43%
Software Developer 8 1.42%
Applications Developer 9 0.95%
Senior Consultant 10 0.95%
Lead Technician 11 0.89%
Information Technology Manager 12 0.83%
Programmer 13 0.81%
Data Analyst 14 0.77%
Database Administrator 15 0.76%
Developer 16 0.75%
Senior Java Developer 17 0.7%
Senior Analyst 18 0.7%
Systems Administrator 19 0.68%
Information Technology Consultant 20 0.65%
Senior Systems Analyst 21 0.63%
Web Developer 22 0.62%
Project Leader 23 0.61%
Senior Project Manager 24 0.55%
Information Technology Project Manager 25 0.53%
Senior Business Analyst 26 0.52%
Team Leader 27 0.51%
Quality Assurance Analyst 28 0.5%
Java Developer 29 0.5%
Systems Engineer 30 0.48%
Information Technology Specialist 31 0.48%
Technical Consultant 32 0.46%
Senior Database Administrator 33 0.43%
Director Of Information 34 0.41%
Senior .Net Developer 35 0.39%
Net Developer 36 0.38%
Lead Developer 37 0.38%
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst 38 0.36%
Analyst 39 0.36%
Quality Assurance Lead 40 0.36%
Vice President 41 0.34%
Senior Technician Specialist 42 0.34%
Research Assistant 43 0.34%
Mainframe Developer 44 0.33%
Developer Analyst 45 0.32%
Owner 46 0.31%
Manager 47 0.31%
Graduate Research Assistant 48 0.31%
Oracle Developer 49 0.31%
Information Technology Analyst 50 0.31%
Senior Programmer 51 0.3%
Associate 52 0.3%
Program Manager 53 0.3%
Senior Systems Engineer 54 0.29%
Senior Manager 55 0.29%
Technical Support Specialist 56 0.29%
Information Technology Director 57 0.28%
Technical Analyst 58 0.27%
Programmer Analyst-Consultant 59 0.26%
Senior Oracle Database Administrator 60 0.25%
Senior Data Analyst- 61 0.24%
Solutions Architect 62 0.24%
Sas Programmer 63 0.24%
Graduate Assistant 64 0.24%
Systems Analyst Programmer 65 0.23%
Senior Associate 66 0.23%
Database Developer 67 0.23%
Internship 68 0.23%
Developer/Consultant 69 0.23%
Quality Assurance Engineer 70 0.23%
Senior Etl Developer 71 0.23%
Applications Analyst 72 0.22%
Graduate Teaching Assistant 73 0.22%
Oracle Database Administrator 74 0.22%
Senior Web Developer 75 0.21%
Principal Consultant 76 0.21%
Business Intelligence Developer 77 0.2%
Software Consultant 78 0.2%
Information Technology Technician 79 0.2%
Architect And Developer 80 0.19%
Contract Programmer Analyst 81 0.19%
Technical Project Manager 82 0.19%
Systems Developer 83 0.19%
Data Architect 84 0.18%
Sql Developer 85 0.18%
Development Manager 86 0.18%
Teaching Assistant 87 0.18%
Systems Programmer 88 0.17%
Business Intelligence Analyst 89 0.17%
Applications Programmer 90 0.17%
Engineer 91 0.17%
Sql Server Developer 92 0.17%
Contract Programmer 93 0.17%
Technical Business Analyst 94 0.17%
Java/J2Ee Developer 95 0.17%
Administrator 96 0.17%
Database Analyst 97 0.16%
Computer Programmer 98 0.16%
Systems Analyst/Developer 99 0.16%
Vice President Of Information Technology 100 0.15%

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