Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.
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.
Employment of training and development specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those with experience developing online and mobile training programs.
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Training and development specialists work in nearly every industry. They spend much of their time working with people, giving presentations, and leading training activities.
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