Is it worth doing Product Management over BizOps?
Management consultant here with 4.5 years YoE. I'm planning on moving to a startup but conflicted as to which route to take.
BizOps: Obvious lateral move from consulting and I have the years to back it up. Type of work I enjoy. Fewer open roles. Average salary.
PM: More of an uphill battle to move into. May have to accept a APM position first. Higher salaries. Not sure if I'll succeed at it - I've done parts of a PM role before and enjoyed it but never officially been a full PM
I'm conflicted because 1)Moving to PM would disrupt my ops/strategy career trajectory, but, 2) it seems like I'd have to rise up to a Head/VP of Ops until I'd make the same amount as I would as a PM. The PM salary could be especially useful when living in a high CoL area.
Any thoughts based on what you've seen or experienced?