Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Considerable Preparation Needed
Your job is to Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.
Common job titles of Training and Development Specialists include:
Experience and Education
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.
58.33% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
16.67% said they needed a Master's Degree.
Obtain, organize, or develop training procedure manuals, guides, or course materials, such as handouts or visual materials.
Design, plan, organize, or direct orientation and training programs for employees or customers.
Evaluate modes of training delivery, such as in-person or virtual to optimize training effectiveness, training costs, or environmental impacts.
Select and assign instructors to conduct training.
Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, or handouts.
Coordinate recruitment and placement of training program participants.
Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness.
Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
Schedule classes based on availability of classrooms, equipment, or instructors.
Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.
Keep up with developments in area of expertise by reading current journals, books, or magazine articles.
Supervise, evaluate, or refer instructors to skill development classes.
Monitor training costs and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures.
Refer trainees to employer relations representatives, to locations offering job placement assistance, or to appropriate social services agencies if warranted.
Negotiate contracts with clients including desired training outcomes, fees, or expenses.
Devise programs to develop executive potential among employees in lower-level positions.
Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
Attend meetings or seminars to obtain information for use in training programs or to inform management of training program status.
Develop or implement training programs related to efficiency, recycling, or other issues with environmental impacts.
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Beeline Learning Management System LMS
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Blatant Media Absorb LMS
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Cobent Learning and Compliance Suite LCS
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Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Teaching others how to do something.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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