I also agree with the above answers.
If the opportunity were to present itself to you allowing you to enter at a management level, and it is something you are interested in I would certainly encourage you to pursue it. I would also suggest taking time to understand the bottom line, work closely with those you are managing to understand what their day to day struggles are.
The most effective manager is the one who has done the work, understands the processes and procedures, and leads the team toward the common goal. Without having the experience or knowledge of the other levels, you could be in a very difficult position as far as making appropriate decisions, and gaining respect from those working for you.
I had a manager at one point in time who was posed the following question: "How many people work for you?" without hesitation she said, "None. I work for them." this is the mentality I try to carry with me and truly believe in most environments works best!