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Candidates need a combination of education and related work experience to become a training and development manager. Although training and development managers need a bachelor’s degree for many positions, some jobs require a master’s degree.Education
Training and development managers need a bachelor’s degree for many positions, and some jobs require a master’s degree. They can have a variety of educational backgrounds, but they often have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field.
Many employers prefer or require training and development managers to have a master’s degree, usually with a concentration in training and development, human resources management, organizational development, or business administration.
Training and development managers also may benefit from studying instructional design, behavioral psychology, or educational psychology. In addition, as technology continues to play a larger role in training and development, a growing number of organizations seek candidates who have a background in information technology or computer science.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Related work experience is essential for training and development managers. Many positions require work experience in training and development or another human resources field, management, or teaching. For example, many training and development managers start out as training and development specialists. Some employers also prefer experience in the industry in which the company operates. Increasingly, employers are looking for workers with experience in information technology as organizations introduce more e-learning and technology-based tools.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Although training and development managers are not legally required to be certified, certification can show professional expertise and credibility. Many employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification.
Many professional associations for human resources professionals offer classes to enhance the skills of their members. Some associations, including the Association for Talent Development and International Society for Performance Improvement, specialize in training and development and offer certification programs.Important Qualities
Communication skills. Training and development managers must clearly communicate information and facilitate learning by diverse audiences. They also must be able to effectively convey instructions to their staff.
Critical-thinking skills. Training and development managers use critical-thinking skills when assessing classes, materials, and programs. They must identify the training needs of an organization and recognize where changes and improvements can be made.
Decisionmaking skills. Training and development managers must select or create the best training programs to meet the needs of the organization. For example, they must review available training methods and materials and choose those that best fit each program.
Interpersonal skills. Training and development managers need strong interpersonal skills because delivering training programs requires collaborating with staff, trainees, subject matter experts, and the organization’s leaders. They also accomplish much of their work through teams.
Leadership skills. Managers are often in charge of a staff and are responsible for many programs. They must be able to organize, motivate, and instruct those working under them.
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Hispanic or Latino9.8%
Black or African American0.6%
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University of Phoenix16.8%
New York University7.0%
Central Michigan University6.1%
Ohio State University5.6%
University of Washington5.1%
Michigan State University4.7%
George Mason University4.7%
Georgia State University4.2%
University of South Florida3.7%
West Virginia University3.7%
Kansas State University3.3%
Washington State University3.3%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Global Education Manager||Biosense Webster, Inc.||Diamond Bar, CA||Sep 11, 2014||$144,500|
|Education Manager||Friends of Grace Seniors, Inc.||Tenafly, NJ||Dec 07, 2016||$132,180|
|Clinical Training and Education Manager||K2M Inc.||Winter Garden, FL||Jul 21, 2015||$131,373|
|Global Education Manager||Biosense Webster, Inc.||Diamond Bar, CA||Oct 02, 2014||$127,000 -
|International Training and Educational Manager||Innovasis||Murray, UT||Oct 01, 2011||$120,000|
|Clinical Training and Education Manager||K2M Group Holdings Inc.||Leesburg, VA||Sep 30, 2014||$120,000|
|Clinical Training and Education Manager||K2M Inc.||Leesburg, VA||Sep 30, 2014||$120,000|
|Pharmacy Educator Manager||Memorial Hermann Healthcare System||Houston, TX||Apr 09, 2012||$113,027|
|Clinical Applications Education Manager||Accuray Incorporated||Madison, WI||Aug 15, 2011||$112,776|
|Scientific Education Manager, Chemistry||Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc.||Cambridge, MA||May 15, 2013||$112,000|
|Technical Education Manager||EBAY Inc.||San Jose, CA||Aug 13, 2012||$105,000|
|Manager, Americas Education Delivery||Microstrategy Services Corporation||Tysons Corner, VA||Jul 22, 2016||$103,563|
|Manager, Education and Training||Impac Medical Systems, Inc.||Norcross, GA||Jan 08, 2011||$78,042|
|Manager, Education and Training||Impac Medical Systems, Inc.||Norcross, GA||Mar 01, 2011||$78,042|
|Health Education Manager||Green Acres Manor||Toms River, NJ||Sep 27, 2011||$72,815|
|Education Manager, North America||Wine Australia USA, LLC||Washington, DC||Sep 10, 2012||$72,800 -
|Guest Education Manager||Chappellet Winery, Inc.||Saint Helena, CA||Oct 01, 2011||$71,709|
|Diabetic Nurse Educator Manager||Oasis Home Healthcare Inc.||Hoffman Estates, IL||Mar 20, 2014||$68,745|
|Education Manager||Concern Worldwide (U.S.), Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2012||$66,000|
|Health Education Manager||Grandison Management, Inc.||Lakewood, NJ||Jul 20, 2014||$64,697|
|Health Education Manager||Workmen's Circle Multicare Center||New York, NY||Mar 29, 2011||$50,000|
|Health Education Manager||Workmen's Circle Multicare Center||New York, NY||Sep 11, 2012||$50,000|
|Health Education Manager||Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center||Toms River, NJ||Sep 30, 2012||$49,500|
|Health Education Manager||Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center||Toms River, NJ||Sep 19, 2012||$49,500|
|Health Education Manager||Four Seasons Dialysis Center LLC||New York, NY||Nov 18, 2012||$49,000|
|Health Education Manager||Jopal at St. James, LLC.||Saint James, NY||Oct 01, 2011||$49,000|
|Health Education Manager||Jopal at St. James, LLC||Saint James, NY||Sep 26, 2012||$49,000|
|Int'l Programming and Continuing Education Manager||The University of Chicago||Chicago, IL||May 04, 2011||$48,960|
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