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Training & Development Specialists

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

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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.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Business
  • customer service
  • human resources (HR)
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
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
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • notice when problems happen
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
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Web platform development software
  • Backbone.js Hot Technology
  • Django Hot Technology
Computer based training software
  • Common Curriculum
  • Moodle
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud Hot Technology
  • SmugMug Flickr Hot Technology

Education

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

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$61,570
$31,340
$103,240

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