Career Crystal Ball: Where Will Your Job Take You?

By Bridget Quigg

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career path

Would you consider your career path "typical?" Did you move step-by-step from an assistant to a senior director in the same company? Or did you zig-zag from salesperson to set designer to sea captain?

Online salary database PayScale.com decided to take a look at the many leaps, steps and sharp turns people take during their working lives. With PayScale's GigZig career path tool, you can look at real people's career path information to see what workers in a certain job were doing five years ago and what they go on to do five years later. Some of the answers may surprise you.