These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Specialists

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

With so many specialists 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 specialists 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 specialists:

  1. Customer Service Representative
  2. Sales Associate
  3. Administrative Assistant
  4. Team Leader
  5. Manager
  6. Sales Representative
  7. Assistant Manager
  8. Project Manager
  9. Consultant
  10. Cashier

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a specialist 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 specialists 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 specialists:

  1. Service Representative
  2. Representative
  3. Recruiter
  4. Data Analyst
  5. Expert
  6. Engineer
  7. Senior Analyst
  8. Accounting Clerk
  9. Network Engineer
  10. Processor

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 Specialists

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Specialists

Job Title Rank %
Customer Service Representative 1 2.09%
Sales Associate 2 1.21%
Administrative Assistant 3 1.15%
Team Leader 4 0.68%
Manager 5 0.67%
Sales Representative 6 0.67%
Assistant Manager 7 0.67%
Project Manager 8 0.58%
Consultant 9 0.54%
Cashier 10 0.53%
Office Manager 11 0.51%
Server 12 0.5%
Internship 13 0.49%
Supervisor 14 0.43%
Account Manager 15 0.4%
Analyst 16 0.4%
Substitute Teacher 17 0.37%
Operations Manager 18 0.36%
Owner 19 0.36%
Store Manager 20 0.36%
Coordinator 21 0.36%
Account Executive 22 0.35%
Teacher 23 0.35%
Associate 24 0.34%
Technician 25 0.34%
Volunteer 26 0.34%
Security Officer 27 0.31%
Customer Service Trainer 28 0.3%
Case Manager 29 0.3%
Billing Specialist 30 0.3%
Office Assistant 31 0.29%
Medical Assistant 32 0.27%
Human Resources Coordinator 33 0.26%
Administrator 34 0.25%
Receptionist 35 0.24%
Operations Specialist 36 0.23%
Registered Nurse 37 0.23%
Accounts Payable Clerk 38 0.23%
Program Manager 39 0.23%
Technical Support Specialist 40 0.22%
Sales Consultant 41 0.22%
Sales Specialist 42 0.22%
Business Analyst 43 0.22%
Certified Nursing Assistant 44 0.22%
Senior Specialist 45 0.22%
Sales Manager 46 0.21%
Support Specialist 47 0.21%
Instructor 48 0.2%
Service Representative 49 0.2%
Assistant 50 0.2%
Project Coordinator 51 0.2%
Systems Administrator 52 0.2%
Machine Operator 53 0.19%
General Manager 54 0.19%
Family Specialist 55 0.18%
Legal Assistant 56 0.18%
Graphic Designer 57 0.18%
Driver 58 0.18%
Owner/Operator 59 0.18%
Representative 60 0.18%
Service Specialist 61 0.17%
Recruiter 62 0.17%
Pharmacist Technician 63 0.17%
Customer Service Specialist 64 0.17%
Systems Engineer 65 0.17%
Maintenance Technician 66 0.17%
Field Service Technician 67 0.17%
Teller 68 0.17%
Data Analyst 69 0.17%
Material Handler 70 0.16%
Research Assistant 71 0.16%
Expert 72 0.16%
Engineer 73 0.16%
Senior Analyst 74 0.15%
Accounting Clerk 75 0.15%
Customer Service Associate 76 0.15%
Finance Analyst 77 0.15%
Assistant Store Manager 78 0.15%
Human Resource Specialist 79 0.15%
Information Technology Specialist 80 0.14%
Licensed Practical Nurse 81 0.14%
Executive Assistant 82 0.14%
Human Resources Manager 83 0.14%
Network Engineer 84 0.13%
Warehouse Associate 85 0.13%
Delivery Driver 86 0.13%
Accountant 87 0.13%
Accounts Receivable Specialist 88 0.13%
Customer Care Representative 89 0.13%
Processor 90 0.13%
Office Administrator 91 0.13%
Paralegal 92 0.13%
Loan Processor 93 0.13%
Program Coordinator 94 0.13%
Network Technician 95 0.13%
Business Development Manager 96 0.12%
Director 97 0.12%
Technical Support Technician 98 0.12%
Operator 99 0.12%
Adjunct Professor 100 0.12%