First, we have "Sales Engineer". I've been saying all along that I am an analytical, problem-solver that likes to work with people. Boom! Sales - working with people. Engineer - analytical. Enough said?
Next, we find "Human Resources Manager". I have to be honest. I mostly just like the "Manager" part. In fact, I like the manager part a lot! Don't get me wrong - human resources is a wonderful profession. You get to work with people constantly and develop structures to allow them to do their job. But, the real reason this career ended number 2 is because of the "Manager".
Finally, we get to the big dog on the list - Management Consultant. Let's see. "Management" is the first word, so it's instantly on par with number 2 on the list. Next we come to "Consultant", which is someone that works with people to analyze their problems and come up with a solution. Doesn't that sound familiar? It should. It's exactly the explanation of why Sales Engineer was so great.
In summary, a Management Consultant does the same job as a Sales Engineer, but he focuses on management structures instead of engineering products and services. There we have it. Connections between the top three careers as I see them, and a number one spot that appears to be the clear leader. Winner. Winner. Chicken dinner!
With this said, I've put some more thought into getting into the Management Consulting industry. I know that it is projected to be one of the fastest growing industry in the next 10 years, but I don't have much experience. However, I have found that there are more business consulting areas that may be useful.
- IT Consulting
- Strategy Consulting
- Technology Consulting