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Working As A Field Advisor

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $26,800

    Average Salary

What Does A Field Advisor Do

Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.

Duties

Training and development specialists typically do the following:

  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, or consultations with managers or instructors
  • Design and create training manuals, online learning modules, and course materials
  • Review training materials from a variety of vendors and choose appropriate materials
  • Deliver training to employees using a variety of instructional techniques
  • Monitor and evaluate training programs to ensure they are current and effective
  • Select and assign instructors or vendors to conduct training
  • Perform administrative tasks such as monitoring costs, scheduling classes, setting up systems and equipment, and coordinating enrollment

Training and development specialists create, administer, and deliver training programs for businesses and organizations. To do this, they must first assess the needs of an organization. Once those needs are determined, specialists develop custom training programs that take place in classrooms or training facilities. Training programs are increasingly delivered through computers, tablets, or other hand-held electronic devices.

Training and development specialists organize or deliver training sessions using lectures, group discussions, team exercises, hands-on examples, and other formats. Training can be in the form of a video, self-guided instructional manual, or online application. Training also may be collaborative, which allows employees to connect informally with experts, mentors, and colleagues, often through the use of technology.

Training and development specialists may monitor instructors, guide employees through media-based programs, or facilitate informal or collaborative learning programs.

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How To Become A Field Advisor

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree, and most need related work experience.

Education

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree. Specialists may have a variety of education backgrounds, but many have a bachelor’s degree in training and development, human resources, education, or instructional design. Others may have a degree in business administration or a social science, such as educational or organizational 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 important for most training and development specialists. Many positions require work experience in areas such as training and development or instructional design, or in related occupations, such as human resources specialists or even teachers.

Employers may prefer to hire candidates with previous work experience in the industry in which the company operates. However, some employers may hire candidates with a master’s degree in lieu of work experience. Increasingly, employers prefer candidates with experience in information technology, as organizations introduce more e-learning, mobile training, and technology-based tools.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many human resources associations 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. Although not required, certification can show professional expertise and credibility. Some employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification.

Advancement

Training and development specialists may advance to training and development manager or human resources manager positions. Workers typically need several years of experience to advance. Some employers require managers to have a master’s degree in a related area.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Training and development specialists must evaluate training programs, methods, and materials, and choose those that best fit each situation.

Creativity. Specialists should be creative when developing training materials. They may need to think of and implement new approaches, such as new technology, when evaluating existing training methods.

Instructional skills. Training and development specialists often deliver training programs to employees. They use a variety of teaching techniques and sometimes must adapt their methods to meet the needs of particular groups.

Interpersonal skills. Specialists need strong interpersonal skills because delivering training programs requires collaboration with instructors, trainees, and subject-matter experts. They accomplish much of their work through teams.

Speaking skills. Speaking skills are essential for training and development specialists because they often give presentations. Specialists must communicate information clearly and facilitate learning by diverse audiences.

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Field Advisor Demographics

Gender

Male

68.0%

Female

28.4%

Unknown

3.6%
Ethnicity

White

78.9%

Hispanic or Latino

12.0%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

1.8%

Black or African American

0.9%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

67.9%

Chinese

7.1%

Cantonese

7.1%

French

7.1%

Occidental

3.6%

Dakota

3.6%

Italian

3.6%
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Field Advisor Education

Schools

University of Florida

7.5%

Columbia Southern University

7.5%

Ohio State University

7.5%

University of Maryland - University College

5.7%

Arizona State University

5.7%

A-Technical College

5.7%

University of California - Davis

5.7%

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

5.7%

University of Phoenix

5.7%

Tarleton State University

5.7%

Saint Louis Community College

3.8%

Long Beach City College

3.8%

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

3.8%

New York University

3.8%

Webster University

3.8%

Humboldt State University

3.8%

Western Washington University

3.8%

University of Pittsburgh -

3.8%

Texas A&M University

3.8%

Michigan State University

3.8%
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Majors

Business

21.9%

Social Work

7.0%

Psychology

7.0%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

6.3%

Communication

5.5%

Chemical Engineering

4.7%

Electrical Engineering

3.9%

Management

3.9%

Animal Science

3.9%

Elementary Education

3.9%

Engineering

3.9%

Occupational Safety And Health

3.9%

Marketing

3.9%

Education

3.1%

Agriculture

3.1%

Finance

3.1%

Mechanical Engineering

3.1%

Agricultural Business

3.1%

English

2.3%

Project Management

2.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.1%

Other

22.4%

Masters

18.7%

Associate

7.3%

Certificate

3.7%

Doctorate

1.6%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.4%
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Real Field Advisor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Field Compensation Advisor Microsoft Corporation Bellevue, WA Nov 01, 2010 $92,070
Chief Mechanical Technical Field Advisor Alstom Power Inc. VA Mar 30, 2016 $89,190
Chief Mechanical Technical Field Advisor (TFA) Alstom Power Inc. VA Dec 25, 2015 $88,483 -
$89,190
Chief Mechanical Technical Field Advisor (TFA) Alstom Power Inc. VA Sep 28, 2012 $84,894

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Top Skills for A Field Advisor

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Top Field Advisor Skills

  1. Safety Meetings
  2. Steam Turbine Generator
  3. Potential Customers
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Supported the development and implementation of required safety meetings, permit-to-work system.
  • Worked at various sites throughout the North American continent on installations and overhauls for Gas and Steam Turbine Generator sets.
  • Engaged and qualified homeowners as potential customers for Sunrun Set appointments with homeowners to learn more about Sunrun's Solar programs
  • Presented In-Store Presentations for SolarCity at Home Depot stores.
  • Served as the QHSE focal point in the field with a work force of around 50 crew members.

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