Training and Development Managers

General Information


Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

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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 managers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. In many occupations, employees are required to take continuing education and skill development courses throughout their careers, creating demand for workers who develop and provide training materials. Innovations in training methods and learning technology are expected to continue throughout the next decade, particularly for organizations with remote workers. Organizations increasingly use social media, visual simulations, mobile learning, and social networks in their training programs. As social media and collaborative learning become more common, training and development managers will need to modify training programs, allocate budgets, and integrate these features into training programs and curriculums. In addition, as companies seek to reduce costs, training and development managers may be required to structure programs to enlist available experts, take advantage of existing resources, and facilitate positive relationships among staff. Training and development managers may use informal collaborative learning and social media to engage and train employees in the most cost-effective way.

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Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 51%
  • Master's degree 18%
  • Post baccalaureate 14%
  • High school 3%
  • Doctoral degree 3%
  • Associate's degree 3%
  • Post-master's certificate 3%
  • Some college 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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

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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