Sr. Learning Associate-Instructional Designer
I create instructional materials for instructor-led, eLearning, and blended training courses.
Day to Day
The day to day for an instructional designer changes, which is part of the reason it is so much fun! Think of it as more project based, so throughout the project life-cycle, you will determine gaps that can be addressed by training, and then you work with Subject Matter Experts and Stakeholders to create a plan of action in how you will address those needs. After the plan is made, you build out the materials needed, and then test them and iterate upon the design.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Sign up for a LinkedIn account and start making connections! LinkedIn also has a learning platform where you can take courses to learn about what you need to know. Then just talk to those in Instructional Design—you'll find that there are many paths that could take you there, and you'll need to find the one that works for you!
My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:
Instructional Design or Educational/Instructional Technology