Training and Development Specialists
SOC: 13-1151.00


Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
252,600 employed

Projected (2024):
271,500 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Applications Trainer
  • Apprenticeship and Training Representative
  • Auxiliary Personnel Inservice Coordinator
  • Bilingual Trainer
  • Commercial Instructor Supervisor
  • Computer Technology Trainer
  • Computer Training Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Course Developer
  • Courseware Developer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Curriculum Writer
  • Development Associate
  • Development Coordinator
  • Driver Retraining Instructor
  • E-Learning Designer
  • E-Learning Developer
  • Employee Development Specialist
  • Employee Training Specialist
  • Green Jobs Trainer
  • Green Material Construction Trade Instructor
  • Hardware Trainer
  • Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)
  • Human Resources Trainer
  • Industrial Trainer
  • Information Technology Technical Trainer
  • Job Development Specialist
  • Job Training Specialist
  • Labor Trainer
  • Management Development Specialist
  • Manpower Development Advisor
  • Manpower Development Specialist
  • Older Worker Specialist
  • Personnel Training Officer
  • Port Purser
  • Product Trainer
  • Resume Writer
  • Safety Instructor
  • Sales Trainer
  • Scheme Technician
  • Senior Instructor
  • Skill Training Program Coordinator
  • Skills Trainer
  • Software Trainer
  • Supervisory Training Specialist
  • Technical Instructor
  • Technical Trainer
  • Technical Training Coordinator
  • Trainer
  • Training Assistant
  • Training Consultant
  • Training Coordinator
  • Training Developer
  • Training Facilitator
  • Training Personnel Supervisor
  • Training Specialist
  • Workforce Development Assistant
  • Workforce Development Specialist

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed


    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.


    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media

  • Tasks:

  • Keep up with developments in area of expertise by reading current journals, books, or magazine articles.
  • Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.
  • Schedule classes based on availability of classrooms, equipment, or instructors.
  • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
  • Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness.
  • Attend meetings or seminars to obtain information for use in training programs or to inform management of training program status.
  • Coordinate recruitment and placement of training program participants.
  • Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, or handouts.
  • Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
  • Select and assign instructors to conduct training.
  • Devise programs to develop executive potential among employees in lower-level positions.
  • Negotiate contracts with clients including desired training outcomes, fees, or expenses.
  • Refer trainees to employer relations representatives, to locations offering job placement assistance, or to appropriate social services agencies if warranted.
  • Develop or implement training programs related to efficiency, recycling, or other issues with environmental impacts.
  • Evaluate modes of training delivery, such as in-person or virtual to optimize training effectiveness, training costs, or environmental impacts.
  • Design, plan, organize, or direct orientation and training programs for employees or customers.
  • Obtain, organize, or develop training procedure manuals, guides, or course materials, such as handouts or visual materials.
  • Monitor training costs and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures.
  • Supervise, evaluate, or refer instructors to skill development classes.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser printers
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Overhead display projectors
  • Personal computers
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Authorware
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Captivate
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Presenter
  • Alchemy Systems SISTEM
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio
  • Beeline Learning Management System LMS
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • Blackboard software
  • Blatant Media Absorb LMS
  • Brainshark Rapid Learning
  • Cisco Systems WebEx
  • Citrix software
  • Cobent Learning and Compliance Suite LCS
  • Computer Generated Solutions Learning Management System
  • Data entry software
  • dominKnow Learning Center
  • Eedo Knowledgeware Eedo Force Ten
  • ElearningForce JoomlaLMS
  • Epic Systems software
  • FileMaker Pro software
  • FlexTraining Total e-Learning Solution
  • G-Cube Solutions Wizdom Web LMS
  • GeoMetrix Data Systems Training Partner
  • Halogen eLMS
  • HP TRIM software
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • IBM Notes
  • ICS Learning Group Inquisiq EX
  • Ikonami AT-Learning Tool
  • Inspired eLearning iLMS
  • Intelladon Enterprise Knowledge Platform EKP
  • Intelligent Information Conversion Technologies MeritScholar
  • Intellum Rollbook
  • Interwoven software
  • JavaScript
  • Learn HQ Activate LMS
  • Medworxx Learning Management System
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft NetMeeting
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • MySQL software
  • Mzinga On-Demand Learning Suite
  • NetDimensions Enterprise Knowledge Platform EKP
  • OnPoint Digital OnPoint Learning & Performance Suite
  • Operitel LearnFlex
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Oracle Solaris
  • Oracle WebLogic Server
  • Pathlore LMS
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • Plateau Learning Management System LMS
  • Prezi
  • PRO-ductivity Systems Compliance Training Manager Web
  • Qarbon ViewletBuilder Professional
  • Right Reason Technologies RightTrack
  • RISC Virtual Training Assistant
  • SAP software
  • SkillSoft SkillPort
  • SPSS software
  • SumTotal Systems ToolBook
  • SumTotal Systems TotalLMS
  • knowledgeWorks LMS
  • Telania eLeaP Learning Management System LMS/LCMS
  • The Human Equation InSite LMS
  • TrainCaster LMS
  • TrainOnTrack Learning Management System LMS
  • Upside Learning UpsideLMS
  • Web browser software
  • Xerceo Learn
  • Xyleme Learning Content Management System LCMS
  • Ziiva Prosperity LMS

  • business and financial operations

    industry stats

    SOC: 13-0000

    Total Employed: 7,032,560

    Average Annual Salary: $73,800