These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Technicians

We used our database of over 7 million resumes to determine which careers former technicians are entering now.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

It’s tough to be a 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 technician isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become technicians in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many 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 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 technicians:

  1. Maintenance Technician
  2. Customer Service Representative
  3. Field Service Technician
  4. Sales Associate
  5. Service Technician
  6. Lead Technician
  7. Owner
  8. Supervisor
  9. Internship
  10. Manager

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

  1. Mechanic
  2. Senior Technologist
  3. Electrician
  4. Engineer
  5. Network Engineer
  6. Operator
  7. Assembler
  8. Field Engineer
  9. Quality Control Inspector
  10. Service 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 Technicians

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Technicians

Job Title Rank %
Maintenance Technician 1 1.19%
Customer Service Representative 2 1.02%
Field Service Technician 3 0.92%
Sales Associate 4 0.81%
Service Technician 5 0.75%
Lead Technician 6 0.7%
Owner 7 0.56%
Supervisor 8 0.55%
Internship 9 0.53%
Manager 10 0.53%
Mechanic 11 0.51%
Engineering Technician 12 0.51%
Project Manager 13 0.5%
Senior Technologist 14 0.48%
Technical Support Specialist 15 0.47%
Computer Technician 16 0.47%
Administrative Assistant 17 0.46%
Machine Operator 18 0.45%
Field Technician 19 0.45%
Electronics Technician 20 0.45%
Registered Nurse 21 0.44%
Assistant Manager 22 0.44%
Security Officer 23 0.43%
Driver 24 0.43%
Systems Administrator 25 0.42%
Pharmacist Technician 26 0.39%
Laboratory Technician 27 0.37%
Cashier 28 0.37%
Electrician 29 0.35%
Engineer 30 0.34%
Team Leader 31 0.33%
Installation Technician 32 0.33%
Test Technician 33 0.32%
Sales Representative 34 0.31%
Medical Assistant 35 0.31%
Specialist 36 0.31%
Network Technician 37 0.31%
Server 38 0.3%
Material Handler 39 0.3%
Welder 40 0.3%
Network Engineer 41 0.3%
Technical Support Technician 42 0.3%
Operator 43 0.29%
Certified Nursing Assistant 44 0.29%
Owner/Operator 45 0.27%
Forklift Operator 46 0.26%
Associate 47 0.25%
Research Assistant 48 0.25%
Volunteer 49 0.25%
Assembler 50 0.24%
Office Manager 51 0.24%
Field Engineer 52 0.23%
Quality Control Inspector 53 0.23%
Operations Manager 54 0.23%
Service Manager 55 0.22%
Systems Engineer 56 0.22%
Manufacturing Technician 57 0.22%
Repair Technician 58 0.22%
Network Administrator 59 0.22%
Information Technology Technician 60 0.22%
Consultant 61 0.22%
Information Systems Technician 62 0.22%
Licensed Practical Nurse 63 0.22%
Maintenance Supervisor 64 0.21%
Installer 65 0.21%
Automotive Technician 66 0.21%
Information Technology Specialist 67 0.2%
Delivery Driver 68 0.2%
Assembly Technician 69 0.2%
Substitute Teacher 70 0.19%
Technical Supervisor 71 0.19%
General Manager 72 0.19%
Truck Driver 73 0.19%
Emergency Medical Technician 74 0.19%
Teacher 75 0.18%
Mechanical Technician 76 0.18%
Customer Service Trainer 77 0.18%
Warehouse Associate 78 0.18%
Account Manager 79 0.18%
Warehouse Worker 80 0.18%
Coordinator 81 0.17%
Store Manager 82 0.17%
Production Technician 83 0.17%
Surgical Technician 84 0.17%
Foreman 85 0.16%
Operation Supervisor 86 0.16%
Analyst 87 0.16%
Cable Technician 88 0.16%
Production Supervisor 89 0.15%
Hvac Technician 90 0.15%
Equipment Operator 91 0.15%
Shift Supervisor 92 0.15%
Instructor 93 0.15%
Electrical Technician 94 0.15%
Test Engineer 95 0.15%
Diesel Technician 96 0.14%
Crew Member 97 0.14%
Program Manager 98 0.14%
Inspector 99 0.14%
Case Manager 100 0.14%

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