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Become A Training Consultant

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Working As A Training Consultant

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $77,460

    Average Salary

What Does A Training Consultant Do

A Training Consultant is responsible for determining requirements and assessments for an organization. They deliver instructional materials to both the customers and employees, as well as assess the effectiveness of employee training.

How To Become A Training Consultant

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


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.


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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Training Consultant Career Paths

Training Consultant
Training Developer Human Resources Coordinator
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Training Specialist Technical Trainer Training Manager
Director, Learning And Development
12 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Chief Executive Officer Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Business Partner
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Attorney Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Management Consultant Senior Consultant
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Instructional Designer
Learning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Training Instructor Training Manager
Manager, Learning & Development
10 Yearsyrs
Training Manager General Manager Account Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Director Of Training Human Resources Coordinator Human Resources Manager
Organizational Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Training Developer Training Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Training Specialist Training Manager Human Resources Manager
Regional Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Co-Owner Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Training Manager Operations Manager Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Instructional Designer Senior Instructional Designer Training Manager
Senior Training Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Instructional Designer Program Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Training Consultant Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Russian

  • Carrier

  • Arabic

  • Mandarin

  • Japanese

  • Hindi

  • Dutch

  • Irish

  • Swedish

  • Hebrew

  • Sindhi

  • Korean

  • Cornish

  • Hawaiian

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Real Training Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Training & Simulation Consultant Globalsim Orlando, FL Mar 30, 2010 $219,135
Training & Simulation Consultant Globalsim Orlando, FL Mar 22, 2010 $219,135
Recruitment and Training Consultant Ron 'n ROL Clarksburg, MD Feb 17, 2014 $129,394
Recruitment and Training Consultant Roc N ROL Incorporated Clarksburg, MD Feb 17, 2014 $129,394
Training Consultant Bob Allen & Associates DBA Dale Carnegie Training Powell, OH Jun 21, 2016 $119,538
C-Ied Trainer and SME Consultant Hazard Management Solutions, Inc. Arlington, VA May 01, 2010 $106,028
Business & Training Consultant Fabergent, Inc. Atlanta, GA Oct 01, 2009 $104,350
Business & Training Consultant Fabergent, Inc. Atlanta, GA Mar 01, 2011 $104,350
Consultant II, Simulation and Training Invensys Systems, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 28, 2015 $92,000
Training Consultant IMS Health Incorporated Chandler, AZ Jan 01, 2014 $86,226
Deployment and Training Consultant Rapid7 LLC Boston, MA Apr 15, 2013 $85,446 -
Senior Training Consultant Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc. Indianapolis, IN Oct 29, 2014 $84,000 -
Training Consultant International Golden Foods L.L.C. Washington, DC Nov 20, 2007 $75,000
Senior Training Consultant Nlyte Software Americas Limited San Jose, CA Feb 27, 2014 $72,900 -
Senior Training Consultant Nlyte Software Americas Limited San Mateo, CA Aug 08, 2013 $71,700 -
Software Development Trainer/Consultant S2 It Group LLC Alpharetta, GA Aug 31, 2016 $70,000
Training Consultant McDonald's Corporation Indianapolis, IN Jul 01, 2013 $68,952
Cross Cultural Training Consultant Crystal Enterprises, Inc. Norcross, GA Mar 26, 2009 $68,600
Functional Trainer/Consultant S2 It Group LLC Alpharetta, GA Aug 31, 2016 $65,000
Training Consultant McDonald's Corporation Indianapolis, IN Jul 01, 2011 $65,000
Environmental Training Consultant Jeremi Group, Inc. Hammond, IN Nov 10, 2010 $55,078 -
Training Consultant III Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Weston, FL Sep 30, 2012 $52,028

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Top Skills for A Training Consultant


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Top Training Consultant Skills

  1. Training Curriculum
  2. Training Materials
  3. Training Classes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and coordinated the project management of an overall software applications training curriculum for end users of all levels.
  • Developed detailed design documentation, training materials, support tools, and project plans.
  • Conducted call center new hire training classes and analysis on business needs for call center training.
  • Managed Policy and Procedures Reorganization Project.
  • Leveraged performance metrics and measures to continually assess the effectiveness of training delivery.

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