Training and Development Specialists

General Information

Description

Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
  • Computer Systems Design and Related Services

Job Outlook

Employment of training and development specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Employees in many occupations are required to take continuing education and skill development courses throughout their careers, creating demand for workers who lead training activities. Employment of training and development specialists is projected to grow in many industries as companies develop and introduce new media and technology into their training programs. Innovations in training methods and learning technology should continue throughout the next decade. For example, organizations increasingly use social media, visual simulations, and mobile learning in their training programs. Training and development specialists will need to modify their programs in order to fit a new generation of workers for whom technology is a part of daily life and work. Because training and development contracting firms may have greater access to technical expertise in order to produce new training initiatives, some organizations outsource specific training efforts when internal staff or resources are not able to meet the training needs of the organization.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$54,670

Military salary*

$74,440

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State-by-state Salary

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$81,240
$37,500
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 58%
  • Master's degree 16%
  • Post baccalaureate 11%
  • Associate's degree 5%
  • Some college 2%
  • Post-master's certificate 2%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Psychology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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