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It’s tough to be a senior project 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 senior project manager isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become senior project managers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.
With so many senior project 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 senior project 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 senior project managers:
These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a senior project 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 senior project managers 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 senior project managers:
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 senior project manager under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a senior project 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:
That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former senior project managers.
|Information Technology Project Manager||3||2.94%|
|Technical Project Manager||11||0.69%|
|Director Of Project Management||15||0.6%|
|Senior Product Manager||18||0.54%|
|Director Program Management||21||0.5%|
|Manager And Consultant||29||0.37%|
|Information Technology Manager||30||0.37%|
|Senior Technical Program Manager||34||0.35%|
|Senior Business Analyst||35||0.34%|
|Project Manager/Scrum Master||37||0.31%|
|Information Technology Consultant||40||0.29%|
|Program Management Consultant||41||0.28%|
|Director Of Information||43||0.28%|
|Senior Information Technology Manager||44||0.26%|
|Manager, Project Management||45||0.26%|
|Senior Management Consultant||46||0.26%|
|Information Technology Director||52||0.24%|
|Chief Executive Officer||54||0.23%|
|Business Development Manager||55||0.23%|
|Chief Operating Officer||56||0.23%|
|Senior Vice President||57||0.23%|
|Chief Information Officer||58||0.21%|
|Director Of Construction||59||0.21%|
|Service Delivery Manager||62||0.2%|
|Director Project Management Office||64||0.19%|
|President Of Operations||65||0.18%|
|Manager, Project Management Office||67||0.18%|
|Engineering Program Manager||70||0.18%|
|Senior Account Manager||74||0.17%|
|President/Chief Executive Officer||79||0.15%|
|Global Program Manager||84||0.15%|
|Vice President Of Information Technology||90||0.14%|
|Chief Technology Officer||91||0.14%|
|Senior Infrastructure Project Manager||92||0.14%|
|Senior Systems Engineer||93||0.14%|
|Vice President And Manager||95||0.14%|
|Senior Software Engineer||96||0.14%|
|Vice President Of Programming||99||0.14%|
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