Beside Manual Software Tester, they would imagine the other groups of the career path related to Software Quality Control as following:
Test Specialist - This is what ordinary Software Tester couldn't do. It could be Automation Test, Performance Test, Security Test, Usability Test and so on. You have Automation experience, you are already in this group.
Other Job in Software Industry - Even you start with Software Testing but if you have enough skills and experiences you could be Software Developer, Business Analyst, System Architecture, Data Admin or any position relevant.
Other Job which is not in Software Industry - If you have enough domain knowledge you could change your career path. Open Grocery Shop, Drug Store or else.