These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Service Technicians

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago
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It’s tough to be a service technician 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 service technician isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become service technicians in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many service technicians 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 service technicians 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 service technicians:

  1. Maintenance Technician
  2. Field Service Technician
  3. Technician
  4. Service Manager
  5. Customer Service Representative
  6. Hvac Technician
  7. Owner
  8. Electrician
  9. Owner/Operator
  10. Mechanic

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a service technician 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 service technicians 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 service technicians:

  1. Electrician
  2. Mechanic
  3. Maintenance Supervisor
  4. Installer
  5. Engineer
  6. Field Engineer
  7. Operator
  8. Network Engineer
  9. Equipment Operator
  10. Building Engineer

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 Service Technicians

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Service Technicians

Job Title Rank %
Maintenance Technician 1 2.49%
Field Service Technician 2 2.05%
Technician 3 1.64%
Service Manager 4 0.9%
Customer Service Representative 5 0.86%
Hvac Technician 6 0.73%
Owner 7 0.72%
Electrician 8 0.68%
Owner/Operator 9 0.66%
Mechanic 10 0.61%
Maintenance Supervisor 11 0.6%
Operations Manager 12 0.58%
Electronics Technician 13 0.56%
Project Manager 14 0.53%
Driver 15 0.52%
Installation Technician 16 0.51%
Sales Associate 17 0.49%
Supervisor 18 0.48%
Technical Support Specialist 19 0.48%
Lead Technician 20 0.46%
Security Officer 21 0.46%
Machine Operator 22 0.45%
Systems Administrator 23 0.45%
Installer 24 0.43%
Sales Representative 25 0.42%
Manager 26 0.4%
Engineering Technician 27 0.36%
Delivery Driver 28 0.36%
Truck Driver 29 0.34%
Network Technician 30 0.32%
Computer Technician 31 0.31%
Material Handler 32 0.31%
Service Advisor 33 0.29%
Engineer 34 0.29%
Systems Engineer 35 0.28%
Forklift Operator 36 0.28%
Field Technician 37 0.27%
Field Engineer 38 0.27%
Specialist 39 0.26%
Service Engineer 40 0.26%
Assistant Manager 41 0.26%
Senior Service Technician 42 0.26%
Operator 43 0.26%
Team Leader 44 0.26%
Network Engineer 45 0.26%
Warehouse Associate 46 0.26%
Equipment Operator 47 0.25%
Building Engineer 48 0.24%
Installation And Service Technician 49 0.24%
Internship 50 0.24%
Automotive Technician 51 0.24%
Refrigeration Technician 52 0.23%
Foreman 53 0.23%
Information Systems Technician 54 0.23%
Welder 55 0.23%
Administrative Assistant 56 0.22%
Account Manager 57 0.22%
Maintenance Manager 58 0.22%
Repair Technician 59 0.22%
Network Administrator 60 0.22%
Mechanical Technician 61 0.21%
Information Technology Technician 62 0.21%
Manufacturing Technician 63 0.21%
Diesel Mechanic 64 0.2%
General Manager 65 0.2%
Senior Technologist 66 0.2%
Store Manager 67 0.2%
Information Technology Specialist 68 0.19%
Technical Support Technician 69 0.19%
Plumber 70 0.19%
Assembler 71 0.19%
Consultant 72 0.19%
Test Technician 73 0.19%
Facilities Manager 74 0.19%
Medical Assistant 75 0.19%
Associate 76 0.18%
Service Representative 77 0.18%
Server 78 0.18%
Registered Nurse 79 0.17%
Volunteer 80 0.17%
Communications Technician 81 0.17%
Cashier 82 0.17%
Program Manager 83 0.16%
Instructor 84 0.16%
Security Guard 85 0.16%
Controls Technician 86 0.16%
Phlebotomist 87 0.16%
Chief Engineer 88 0.16%
Office Manager 89 0.16%
Information Technology/Support Technician 90 0.16%
Certified Nursing Assistant 91 0.15%
Warehouse Manager 92 0.15%
Warehouse Worker 93 0.15%
Customer Service Trainer 94 0.15%
System Technician 95 0.14%
Wiring Technician 96 0.14%
Diesel Technician 97 0.14%
Journeyman 98 0.14%
Field Supervisor 99 0.14%
Sales Manager 100 0.14%

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