investigating the design industry

I am interested in changing careers to ID. I have no experience in it and a Bachelors degree in Business and have worked in business for the last several years as an account manager. I do realize that without the training I can not get an ID job, but would still like to get involved on a paid basis to get the full feel of the industry. What recommendation do you have? What jobs are there in the design firms that I can get which would get me close enough to see if this is what I really want to do?

You could look into Business Development positions with a Design Service/Consulting Group, or a manufacturer/service with internal design expertize looking to grow their business. These positions can have Design background, but a strong Business background, previous B2B client experience, and design orientation would be a good start.