Training & Development Specialists

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Corporate Trainer, Job Training Specialist, Learning and Development Specialist (L and D Specialist), Training Specialist

What they do:
Design or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance. May analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness.
On the job, you would:
  • Present information with a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.
  • Obtain, organize, or develop training procedure manuals, guides, or course materials, such as handouts or visual materials.
  • Evaluate modes of training delivery, such as in-person or virtual, to optimize training effectiveness, training costs, or environmental impacts.


Education and Training

  • teaching and course design


  • customer service
  • human resources (HR)

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • psychology


Basic Skills

  • talking to others
  • using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things


  • 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
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • come up with lots of ideas
  • notice when problems happen


  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Web platform development software

  • Django Hot Technology
  • Drupal Hot Technology

Computer based training software

  • Common Curriculum
  • Moodle

Video conferencing software

  • Cisco Webex Hot Technology
  • Zoom Hot Technology


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

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