Training and Development Specialists


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+8.6% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Training and Development Specialists Do

Design or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance. May analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness.

Other Job Titles Training and Development Specialists May Have

Computer Training Specialist, Corporate Trainer, E-Learning Developer, Job Training Specialist, Management Development Specialist, Technical Trainer, Trainer, Training Specialist

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Employment Specialist ,

City of Long Beach

Counseling and preparing the public to become knowledgeable about today's business, economy and labor market trends to be successful in their career. Create Employment Plans/Goals. Train soft skills and Interviewing techniques to the job seeker.

Learning and Development Consultant ,


Each day, I talk to people about what they want to learn more about or where they need to grow. I then help them locate or create content that helps them develop. Each solution could be different. Sometimes it is a class, a workshop, a development plan or a video.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
  • Design, plan, organize, or direct orientation and training programs for employees or customers.
  • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
  • Present information with a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.
  • Obtain, organize, or develop training procedure manuals, guides, or course materials, such as handouts or visual materials.

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