These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Project Coordinators

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 12 months ago
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It’s tough to be a project coordinator 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 project coordinator isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become project coordinators in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many project coordinators 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 project coordinators 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 project coordinators:

  1. Project Manager
  2. Administrative Assistant
  3. Business Analyst
  4. Program Manager
  5. Office Manager
  6. Consultant
  7. Customer Service Representative
  8. Executive Assistant
  9. Operations Manager
  10. Account Manager

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a project coordinator 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 project coordinators 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 project coordinators:

  1. Data Analyst
  2. Senior Business Analyst
  3. Office Administrator
  4. Buyer
  5. Contracts Administrator
  6. Operations Specialist
  7. Operations Director
  8. Recruiter
  9. Human Resource Specialist
  10. Business Analyst-Consultant

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 Project Coordinators

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Project Coordinators

Job Title Rank %
Project Manager 1 6.12%
Administrative Assistant 2 1.69%
Business Analyst 3 1.3%
Program Manager 4 1.02%
Office Manager 5 0.99%
Consultant 6 0.82%
Customer Service Representative 7 0.72%
Executive Assistant 8 0.69%
Operations Manager 9 0.62%
Account Manager 10 0.62%
Manager 11 0.61%
Senior Project Manager 12 0.5%
Information Technology Project Manager 13 0.45%
Human Resources Coordinator 14 0.44%
Program Coordinator 15 0.44%
Coordinator 16 0.43%
Internship 17 0.41%
Owner 18 0.4%
Data Analyst 19 0.4%
Assistant Project Manager 20 0.37%
Marketing Coordinator 21 0.36%
Sales Associate 22 0.36%
Account Executive 23 0.36%
Project Analyst 24 0.36%
Senior Project Coordinator 25 0.33%
Senior Business Analyst 26 0.32%
Project Engineer 27 0.31%
Team Leader 28 0.29%
Office Administrator 29 0.29%
Research Assistant 30 0.28%
Product Manager 31 0.27%
Buyer 32 0.26%
Project Administrator 33 0.26%
Specialist 34 0.25%
Assistant Manager 35 0.25%
Marketing Manager 36 0.24%
Technical Project Coordinator 37 0.23%
Volunteer 38 0.23%
Director 39 0.23%
Project Specialist 40 0.23%
Owner/Operator 41 0.23%
Accounts Payable Clerk 42 0.23%
Finance Analyst 43 0.22%
Contracts Administrator 44 0.22%
Operations Specialist 45 0.22%
Analyst 46 0.22%
Associate 47 0.22%
Project Leader 48 0.21%
Operations Director 49 0.21%
Sales Representative 50 0.21%
Recruiter 51 0.21%
Substitute Teacher 52 0.2%
Human Resource Specialist 53 0.2%
Graphic Designer 54 0.19%
Operations Coordinator 55 0.19%
Business Analyst-Consultant 56 0.19%
Teacher 57 0.19%
Administrative Coordinator 58 0.19%
Administrator 59 0.18%
Junior Project Manager 60 0.18%
Registered Nurse 61 0.18%
Supervisor 62 0.18%
General Manager 63 0.18%
Technical Writer 64 0.17%
Executive Director 65 0.16%
Human Resources Manager 66 0.16%
Technical Support Specialist 67 0.16%
Construction Manager 68 0.16%
Billing Specialist 69 0.16%
Server 70 0.16%
Associate Project Manager 71 0.16%
Graduate Assistant 72 0.15%
Store Manager 73 0.15%
Senior Consultant 74 0.15%
Assistant Director 75 0.15%
Communications Specialist 76 0.15%
Business Developer 77 0.15%
Account Coordinator 78 0.14%
Systems Administrator 79 0.14%
Graduate Research Assistant 80 0.14%
Communications Manager 81 0.14%
Case Manager 82 0.14%
Business Manager 83 0.14%
Writer And Editor 84 0.14%
Research Associate 85 0.14%
Vice President 86 0.14%
Facilities Manager 87 0.13%
Programming Specialist 88 0.13%
Project Assistant 89 0.12%
Program Director 90 0.12%
Estimator 91 0.12%
Teaching Assistant 92 0.12%
Instructor 93 0.12%
Quality Assurance Analyst 94 0.12%
Adjunct Professor 95 0.12%
Accountant 96 0.12%
Projects Controller 97 0.12%
Executive Administrative Assistant 98 0.12%
Logistics Coordinator 99 0.12%
Planner 100 0.12%