I have been in Product Management for a while and hit the point where I feel like to move to the next step in my career I will not be doing things I enjoy much- such as spending time on creating decks and documents instead of being part of delivery and execution. I really enjoy research part of my work and working with data, love sql etc. Today I make around 180K, what roles should I look into? Can I switch without pay cut?

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I'm in the same place too - different field. I like the ground work. I reckon I'm saving and investing for my own financial freedom, start something on the side and someday quit to do my own thing.

I'm in data science, though. My super long term goal is to build my own app... one-person start up as I know how to code. Eventually, I'll hire to scale, but I would like to understand the backend.

Back then, I chose to move away from product manager and strategy to be more technical. I'm from a liberal arts background... I feel the need to be strategic is cool, but it is cooler to know how to do the ground work!

Plan longer term, go for the endgame.

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This is very interesting. I know a lot of people who would be willing to get a pay cut in order to transition from strategy and consulting to product management.

What drives you out of PM? Are you sure that this is not a case that the " grass is greener on the other side"?

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You may be right, may be I am at a wrong company and can still enjoy PM work. I am going to switch the company and if it is still an issue figure out what other job I can get without much paycut.

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Is product manager job stressful?

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