These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Vice Presidents

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

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

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

With so many vice presidents 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 vice presidents 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 vice presidents:

  1. President
  2. Chief Finance Officer
  3. Consultant
  4. Senior Vice President
  5. Principal
  6. Managing Director
  7. Chief Executive Officer
  8. Owner
  9. Director
  10. Director Of Sales

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a vice president 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 vice presidents 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 vice presidents:

  1. Chief Finance Officer
  2. Principal
  3. Managing Director
  4. Chief Executive Officer
  5. Director Of Sales
  6. Business Developer
  7. Chief Operating Officer
  8. Executive Director
  9. Sales/Marketing
  10. Marketing Director

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 Vice Presidents

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Vice Presidents

Job Title Rank %
President 1 2.66%
Chief Finance Officer 2 1.96%
Consultant 3 1.95%
Senior Vice President 4 1.86%
Principal 5 1.69%
Managing Director 6 1.1%
Chief Executive Officer 7 1.04%
Owner 8 1.02%
Director 9 0.95%
Director Of Sales 10 0.9%
Internship 11 0.9%
General Manager 12 0.89%
Business Developer 13 0.88%
Chief Operating Officer 14 0.8%
Project Manager 15 0.71%
Vice President, Business Development 16 0.7%
Executive Director 17 0.68%
Sales/Marketing 18 0.64%
President/Chief Executive Officer 19 0.63%
Sales Associate 20 0.57%
Marketing Director 21 0.54%
President/Owner 22 0.53%
Manager 23 0.49%
Account Executive 24 0.48%
Executive Vice President 25 0.46%
President Of Operations 26 0.44%
Senior Director 27 0.44%
Volunteer 28 0.44%
Managing Partner 29 0.43%
Sales Manager 30 0.43%
Research Assistant 31 0.42%
Controller 32 0.42%
Founder 33 0.41%
Operations Manager 34 0.4%
Partner 35 0.4%
Senior Consultant 36 0.4%
Vice President And Manager 37 0.39%
Operations Director 38 0.38%
Senior Project Manager 39 0.38%
Chief Marketing Officer 40 0.37%
Principal Consultant 41 0.37%
President And Founder 42 0.35%
Assistant Vice President 43 0.34%
Sales Representative 44 0.33%
Management Consultant 45 0.33%
Vice President & General Manager 46 0.32%
Senior Manager 47 0.32%
Program Manager 48 0.32%
Finance Director 49 0.31%
Business Development Manager 50 0.3%
Marketing Internship 51 0.3%
Administrative Assistant 52 0.29%
Account Manager 53 0.29%
Human Resources Coordinator 54 0.28%
Marketing Consultant 55 0.28%
Regional Vice President 56 0.28%
Co-Founder 57 0.28%
Regional Sales Manager 58 0.27%
Business Consultant 59 0.25%
Finance Advisor 60 0.25%
Customer Service Representative 61 0.24%
Sales Consultant 62 0.23%
Owner/Operator 63 0.23%
Office Manager 64 0.22%
Associate 65 0.22%
Adjunct Professor 66 0.22%
Chief Information Officer 67 0.21%
Marketing Manager 68 0.21%
Founder And Chief Executive Officer 69 0.21%
Director Of Sales And Marketing 70 0.21%
Assistant Manager 71 0.2%
Vice President, Strategy 72 0.2%
Senior Vice President, Sales 73 0.19%
Finance Consultant 74 0.19%
Team Leader 75 0.18%
National Sales Manager 76 0.18%
Teacher 77 0.18%
Server 78 0.18%
Regional Director 79 0.18%
Business Development Consultant 80 0.18%
President & Chief Operating Officer 81 0.17%
Teaching Assistant 82 0.17%
Vice President Of Information Technology 83 0.17%
Board Member 84 0.16%
Senior Vice President Of Marketing 85 0.16%
Cashier 86 0.16%
Senior Vice President-Operations 87 0.16%
Substitute Teacher 88 0.16%
Vice President Product Development 89 0.16%
Development Director 90 0.15%
Managing Member 91 0.15%
Senior Account Executive 92 0.15%
Regional Manager 93 0.15%
Product Manager 94 0.15%
Leader 95 0.15%
Corporate Controller 96 0.15%
Business Analyst 97 0.14%
Attorney 98 0.14%
Global Director 99 0.14%
Vice President Of Sales & Business Development 100 0.14%

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