Hello everyone! Making a post as I’ve been unhappy in my current roles, and after switching to a similar job at another company I realized it’s the role itself. I currently work as a Product Manager within healthcare, and while I make decent money I dislike my job. The reason I don’t enjoy my job is as follows:
1. the meeting heavy nature of the role
2. I don’t enjoy feeling like a relay for technical teams
3. I don’t like that I can’t solve problems by myself
4. I don’t feel as if I get “better” at my job over time as there are no actionable career goals I can pursue.
5. Hate focusing on the political aspects of business
I participated in speech activities as a kid, and I realized what I enjoyed wasn’t just the communication piece but rather:
1. I like making predictions and strategies based on human behavior in systems
2. I like persuading people when I am the one doing the work being presented
3. I like the autonomy of research which covers a breadth of topics
4. I like for more academic study or reading of scholarship
5. I like mostly autonomous work with clear objectives
I have no interest in academia, so I’m uninterested in something like a PhD. I also have a degree in industrial engineering with a heavy focus on stats, but I haven’t done anything technical since I started my career. Hence why I think a masters in Applied econ (with a heavy stats focus) may help pivot my career back to something technical and open doors to more research heavy positions or think tanks. However I am skeptical about going back to school and I have a weak undergrad gpa, so I am wondering if it is possible to get these roles with certifications or other courses? Any advice? Anyone else been in a similar position?