These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Supervisors

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

With so many supervisors 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 supervisors 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 supervisors:

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

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a supervisor 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 supervisors 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 supervisors:

  1. Operator
  2. Service Manager
  3. Production Manager
  4. Superintendent
  5. Security Guard
  6. Foreman
  7. Department Manager
  8. Warehouse Manager
  9. Mechanic
  10. Shift Manager

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 Supervisors

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Supervisors

Job Title Rank %
Manager 1 1.95%
Customer Service Representative 2 1.63%
Assistant Manager 3 1.17%
Sales Associate 4 1.11%
Operations Manager 5 0.99%
Administrative Assistant 6 0.89%
Internship 7 0.69%
Cashier 8 0.64%
Owner 9 0.64%
Server 10 0.59%
Office Manager 11 0.55%
Project Manager 12 0.55%
Store Manager 13 0.53%
Team Leader 14 0.53%
Security Officer 15 0.52%
General Manager 16 0.49%
Registered Nurse 17 0.45%
Technician 18 0.43%
Sales Representative 19 0.43%
Substitute Teacher 20 0.42%
Teacher 21 0.41%
Operation Supervisor 22 0.4%
Production Supervisor 23 0.4%
Consultant 24 0.39%
Program Manager 25 0.39%
Maintenance Technician 26 0.38%
Machine Operator 27 0.38%
Specialist 28 0.36%
Driver 29 0.35%
Volunteer 30 0.33%
Coordinator 31 0.32%
Account Manager 32 0.31%
Customer Service Trainer 33 0.28%
Owner/Operator 34 0.27%
Assistant Store Manager 35 0.26%
Teller 36 0.26%
Associate 37 0.26%
Case Manager 38 0.25%
Director 39 0.25%
Operator 40 0.24%
Office Assistant 41 0.22%
Material Handler 42 0.22%
Certified Nursing Assistant 43 0.21%
Shift Supervisor 44 0.21%
Account Executive 45 0.19%
Sales Manager 46 0.19%
Instructor 47 0.19%
Forklift Operator 48 0.19%
Receptionist 49 0.19%
Service Manager 50 0.19%
Pharmacist Technician 51 0.18%
Production Manager 52 0.18%
Warehouse Associate 53 0.18%
Human Resources Coordinator 54 0.18%
Vice President 55 0.17%
Service Technician 56 0.17%
Sales Consultant 57 0.17%
Superintendent 58 0.17%
Security Guard 59 0.17%
Cook 60 0.17%
Maintenance Supervisor 61 0.16%
Medical Assistant 62 0.16%
Foreman 63 0.16%
Delivery Driver 64 0.16%
Welder 65 0.16%
Department Manager 66 0.15%
Research Assistant 67 0.15%
Business Analyst 68 0.15%
Billing Specialist 69 0.15%
Assistant 70 0.15%
Crew Member 71 0.15%
Clerk 72 0.15%
Warehouse Worker 73 0.15%
Human Resources Manager 74 0.14%
Warehouse Manager 75 0.14%
Mechanic 76 0.14%
Shift Manager 77 0.14%
Home Health Aid 78 0.13%
Bartender 79 0.13%
Graphic Designer 80 0.13%
Truck Driver 81 0.13%
Warehouse Supervisor 82 0.13%
Recruiter 83 0.13%
Administrator 84 0.13%
Technical Support Specialist 85 0.13%
Licensed Practical Nurse 86 0.13%
Senior Technician Specialist 87 0.13%
Operations Director 88 0.12%
Laboratory Technician 89 0.12%
Teacher Assistant 90 0.12%
Senior Supervisor 91 0.12%
Correction Officer 92 0.12%
Customer Service Manager 93 0.12%
Property Manager 94 0.12%
Field Service Technician 95 0.12%
Area Manager 96 0.12%
Equipment Operator 97 0.12%
Program Director 98 0.12%
Police Officer 99 0.12%
Teaching Assistant 100 0.12%

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