Where do you want to work?
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.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Precipitation Trainer||Turner Industries Group, LLC||Point Comfort, TX||Jul 29, 2013||$155,792|
|Metallographic Trainer||Dickson Testing||South Gate, CA||Jun 13, 2016||$120,162|
|LNG Trainer||Bechtel Oil, Gas &Amp; Chemicals, Inc.||Houston, TX||Jul 22, 2014||$110,301|
|LNG Trainer||Bechtel Oil, Gas &Amp; Chemicals, Inc.||Cameron, LA||Jul 31, 2014||$110,301|
|Enterprise Trainer||Adconion Direct, Inc.||Santa Monica, CA||Apr 10, 2013||$97,597|
|Trainer 4||University of California, Berkeley||Berkeley, CA||Jul 30, 2015||$95,500|
|Surgical Trainer||Think Surgical, LLC||Fremont, CA||Nov 22, 2016||$91,291|
|Scientific Trainer||Qiagen, Inc.||Germantown, MD||May 09, 2013||$87,168|
|Informatics Trainer||UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside||Pittsburgh, PA||Aug 18, 2015||$83,480|
|Informatics Trainer||UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside||Pittsburgh, PA||Jul 19, 2015||$83,480|
|Informatics Trainer||UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside||Pittsburgh, PA||Jan 19, 2015||$83,480|
|Payroll Implementation Trainer||Infinisource North America||Charlotte, NC||Feb 12, 2016||$77,730|
|SAP Trainer||Stefanini, Inc.||Moon, PA||Mar 02, 2015||$72,000|
|Polo Player/Trainer||Paris Pike Polo LLC||Lexington, KY||Oct 25, 2016||$72,000|
|Motivational Trainer||NBG International, Inc.||Houston, TX||Sep 30, 2013||$59,000|
|Polo Pony Trainer||Pine Tree Farms Inc.||Wellington, FL||Aug 06, 2015||$57,803|
|Trainer||Hyland Software, Inc.||Westlake, OH||Sep 01, 2014||$56,511|
|ELI Trainer||Gallaudet University||Washington, DC||Jun 14, 2016||$56,160|
|Java Trainer||Megan Soft, Inc.||Livonia, MI||Sep 12, 2014||$56,000|
|C, C++ Python Trainer||Sriven Infosys Inc.||NY||Sep 11, 2015||$55,000|
|Trainer||German 4 Wheel Center, Ltd||CO||Jul 08, 2013||$54,763|
|Club Trainer||Challenger Sports Corp.||MD||Mar 24, 2014||$50,651|
|Fencing Trainer||Virginia Academy of Fencing Inc.||Springfield, VA||Sep 18, 2013||$41,385|
|Club Trainer||Challenger Sports Corp.||WI||Mar 24, 2014||$39,778|
|Club Trainer||Challenger Sports Corp.||TX||Feb 01, 2014||$38,422|
|Club Trainer||Challenger Sports Corp.||NC||Feb 15, 2014||$38,171|
|Trainer||The Research Foundation of State University of New York||Albany, NY||Feb 17, 2015||$38,000|
|Club Trainer||Challenger Sports Corp.||CO||Mar 24, 2014||$37,733|
To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.
Just The Job - Horse Trainer
Train the Trainer Intensive
Personal Trainer Salary