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Training & Development Specialists

Also called: Corporate Trainer, Job Training Specialist, Senior Instructor, Supervisory Training Specialist

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What they do:
Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.
On the job, you would:
  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
  • Design, plan, organize, or direct orientation and training programs for employees or customers.
  • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Communications
  • multimedia

Skills

Basic Skills
  • using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Captivate
  • Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio
Electronic mail software
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$56,850
per year, on average
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