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Training and Development Specialist

Career Overview

Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.

Education

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree. Specialists may have a variety of education backgrounds, but most have a bachelor’s degree in training and development, human resources, education, or instructional design. Others may have a degree in business administration or a social science, such as educational or organizational psychology.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$32,950 /yr
$60,870 /yr
$102,740 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including psychology!
References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada