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Old 11-20-2014, 09:41 PM
 
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Hi everyone-

I am currently a systems analyst in a healthcare firm and have 3 career options. What I do will be very similar but the title will be different. I will support solution team for clinical IT implementations.

Option 1 is to be a Project Manager.

Option 2 is to be a Technical Project Manager.

Option 3 is to be a Management Consultant.

I will accept one of these roles and work for 3 more years. After the third year, I plan to move a smaller company for a director or associate director position. My question is that which title can be the best pick for my future career and can lead me a management position. Although the job descriptions will be almost identical, I believe that title plays an important role for future position. It makes my application more visible. Can you please share your industry experience.

Note: I am have an engineering undergrad degree and work in healthcare IT
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Option 1
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Consultant is what unemployed and short term contract people call themselves. 1 and 2 are virtually identical, but you're casting a wider net by not limiting your "project management" solely to technical items.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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hahaha... consultant... reminds my of "The Bobs" from the movie Office Space

They're hired by the company to come in and review what the employees do day-to-day and make suggestions on who they can afford to lay off.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV7u1VBhWCE
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