|Quick Facts: Training and Development Specialists|
|2012 Median Pay||
$55,930 per year
$26.89 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||Less than 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||228,800|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||15% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||35,400|
Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.
Training and development specialists work in nearly every industry. They spend much of their time working with people, giving presentations, and leading training activities.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree, training and development specialists also need work experience and strong communication skills.
The median annual wage for training and development specialists was $55,930 in May 2012.
Employment of training and development specialists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those with a bachelor’s degree and previous work experience in training and development.
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