These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Servers

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 10 months ago
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It’s tough to be a server 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 server isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become servers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many servers 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 servers 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 servers:

  1. Sales Associate
  2. Customer Service Representative
  3. Cashier
  4. Internship
  5. Bartender Server
  6. Administrative Assistant
  7. Assistant Manager
  8. Bartender
  9. Manager
  10. Sales Representative

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a server 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 servers 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 servers:

  1. Bartender
  2. Barista
  3. Nanny
  4. Front Desk Receptionist
  5. Shift Leader
  6. Shift Manager
  7. Personal Assistant
  8. Preschool Teacher
  9. Agent
  10. Shift Supervisor

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 Servers

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Servers

Job Title Rank %
Sales Associate 1 3.64%
Customer Service Representative 2 2.77%
Cashier 3 2.4%
Internship 4 2.05%
Bartender Server 5 1.63%
Administrative Assistant 6 1.52%
Assistant Manager 7 1.46%
Bartender 8 1.43%
Manager 9 1.32%
Sales Representative 10 0.96%
Receptionist 11 0.75%
Volunteer 12 0.71%
Office Manager 13 0.66%
Hostess 14 0.66%
Office Assistant 15 0.63%
Substitute Teacher 16 0.6%
Teller 17 0.56%
Teacher 18 0.54%
Server And Hostess 19 0.51%
Associate 20 0.46%
Customer Service Trainer 21 0.45%
Barista 22 0.41%
Crew Member 23 0.41%
Supervisor 24 0.41%
Registered Nurse 25 0.41%
Certified Nursing Assistant 26 0.39%
General Manager 27 0.38%
Nanny 28 0.35%
Assistant 29 0.33%
Pharmacist Technician 30 0.33%
Marketing Internship 31 0.33%
Medical Assistant 32 0.31%
Banquet Server 33 0.3%
Security Officer 34 0.3%
Specialist 35 0.3%
Waitress 36 0.3%
Store Manager 37 0.3%
Teacher Assistant 38 0.29%
Front Desk Receptionist 39 0.29%
Research Assistant 40 0.29%
Cook 41 0.28%
Server And Certified Trainer 42 0.28%
Shift Leader 43 0.26%
Account Manager 44 0.26%
Sales Consultant 45 0.25%
Customer Service Associate 46 0.25%
Technician 47 0.25%
Team Leader 48 0.24%
Account Executive 49 0.24%
Owner 50 0.23%
Delivery Driver 51 0.22%
Operations Manager 52 0.22%
Home Health Aid 53 0.22%
Legal Assistant 54 0.21%
Tutor 55 0.21%
Consultant 56 0.2%
Shift Manager 57 0.19%
Personal Assistant 58 0.19%
Driver 59 0.19%
Graphic Designer 60 0.18%
Warehouse Associate 61 0.18%
Machine Operator 62 0.18%
Preschool Teacher 63 0.18%
Agent 64 0.18%
Shift Supervisor 65 0.18%
Owner/Operator 66 0.18%
Cocktail Server 67 0.17%
Bank Teller 68 0.17%
Project Manager 69 0.17%
Sales Associate And Customer Service 70 0.17%
Front Desk Agent 71 0.16%
Food Runner 72 0.16%
Event Coordinator 73 0.16%
Teaching Assistant 74 0.16%
Marketing Coordinator 75 0.15%
Line Cook 76 0.15%
Clerk 77 0.15%
Sales Person 78 0.15%
Lead Server 79 0.14%
Package Handler 80 0.14%
Assistant Store Manager 81 0.14%
Secretary 82 0.14%
Assistant General Manager 83 0.14%
Executive Assistant 84 0.14%
Case Manager 85 0.14%
Personal Trainer 86 0.14%
Human Resources Coordinator 87 0.14%
Sales Manager 88 0.14%
Service Representative 89 0.14%
Student Assistant 90 0.14%
Brand Ambassador 91 0.13%
Manufacturing Team Member 92 0.13%
Restaurant Manager 93 0.13%
Photographer 94 0.13%
Recruiter 95 0.13%
Warehouse Worker 96 0.13%
Billing Specialist 97 0.13%
Representative 98 0.12%
Call Center Representative 99 0.12%
Housekeeper 100 0.12%