Training and Development Specialists

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

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $20.13/hr
Median: $25.45/hr
Experienced: $31.86/hr

Current Employment
592 (2016)

Projected Employment
639 (2025)

Growth for Training and Development Specialists

2015 Jobs2025 JobsChange (2015-2025)% Change (2015-2025)

Industries Employing Training and Development Specialists

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2016)% of Occupation in Industry (2016)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices 406.8%0.8%
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals284.7%0.2%
Computer Systems Design Services264.4%0.7%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals254.3%0.1%
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers193.2%0.9%

Occupational Skills

  • 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 using 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.