What type of exit opportunities do people usually leave for? I saw someone leave as a senior consultant and moved into a director role in industry. Is this a common transition? I'm thinking ahead since I can see the consulting life getting old quick. I'll be doing another few years at the very least for the experience (and $), but curious to hear about how industry employers view healthcare consultants and how we match up with other folks in industry that are applying to the same roles.

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Honestly I wouldn’t overly focus on the specific level (director, manager, etc.) but more on the type of work and the compensation. Some orgs have inflated title structures in which a “director” is almost doing the work of an admin assistant.

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Agree. I’ve seen directors comp range from $70k to over $200k. All depends on the Org.

My advice is to research former employees of your firm. That should give you pretty good insight into what to expect. For my firm, consultants tend to exit to SM/AD/D, with SM/AD being more common as a more junior C. We don't have an SC role. In pharma, the SM and AD roles are pretty similar as far as I've seen in terms of level of responsibility.

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