What do they do?

Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. Plan, direct or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

  • Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness.
  • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
  • Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
  • Organize and develop, or obtain, training procedure manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials.

Basic Skills
Active Listening
Learning Strategies
Reading Comprehension

Technical Skills
Operations Analysis
Quality Control Analysis

Social Skills
Social Perceptiveness

Systems Skills
Judgment and Decision Making
Systems Analysis
System Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills
Complex Problem Solving

Resource Management Skills
Time Management
Management of Personnel Resources
Management of Financial Resources

  • Salary range: $30,000-$100,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Bachelor’s degree for entry, with post-graduate degree, multiple years of related work experience and professional certification for advancement.
  • Possible career path: Training and Development Specialist > Training and Development Manager > Vice President, Human Resources

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