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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
|Senior Software Engineer||1||4.5%|
|Senior Programmer Analyst||2||3.94%|
|Information Technology Manager||12||0.83%|
|Senior Java Developer||17||0.7%|
|Information Technology Consultant||20||0.65%|
|Senior Systems Analyst||21||0.63%|
|Senior Project Manager||24||0.55%|
|Information Technology Project Manager||25||0.53%|
|Senior Business Analyst||26||0.52%|
|Quality Assurance Analyst||28||0.5%|
|Information Technology Specialist||31||0.48%|
|Senior Database Administrator||33||0.43%|
|Director Of Information||34||0.41%|
|Senior .Net Developer||35||0.39%|
|Senior Quality Assurance Analyst||38||0.36%|
|Quality Assurance Lead||40||0.36%|
|Senior Technician Specialist||42||0.34%|
|Graduate Research Assistant||48||0.31%|
|Information Technology Analyst||50||0.31%|
|Senior Systems Engineer||54||0.29%|
|Technical Support Specialist||56||0.29%|
|Information Technology Director||57||0.28%|
|Senior Oracle Database Administrator||60||0.25%|
|Senior Data Analyst-||61||0.24%|
|Systems Analyst Programmer||65||0.23%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||70||0.23%|
|Senior Etl Developer||71||0.23%|
|Graduate Teaching Assistant||73||0.22%|
|Oracle Database Administrator||74||0.22%|
|Senior Web Developer||75||0.21%|
|Business Intelligence Developer||77||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%|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||89||0.17%|
|Sql Server Developer||92||0.17%|
|Technical Business Analyst||94||0.17%|
|Vice President Of Information Technology||100||0.15%|