Training and Development Specialists

General Information

Description

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.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit63.92%
  2. State and local government11.87%
  3. Private, not for profit11.61%
  4. Federal government8.78%
  5. Self-employed3.65%

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

Job Outlook

Employment of training and development specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 35,200 openings for training and development specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$62,700

Military salary*

$83,457

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State-by-state Salary

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$81,910
$33,730
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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%

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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