Training Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Training specialists plan, conduct, and administer programs that train and continually improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of military personnel. Training programs may be conducted in a classroom, in a laboratory, in the field, or online. Some specialize by functional area, such as military-specific/tactical.

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Work Environment

Training specialists in the Military work either indoors or outdoors, depending on the type of training they provide and their specialty area.

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

Comparable Industries

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

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Training Specialists in the Military

26,119

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Salary

Average Salary

$65,628

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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%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Training specialists are subject matter experts in their field. Length of training varies depending on specialty. Training specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Lesson planningInstructional methodsCommunications skills

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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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