Training and Development Specialist

Occupation Information table
Overview: They develop course materials & train employees in job skills and decision making skills needed to enhance their job performance and career development within an organization. They select and develop teaching aids. Assess trainees to determine their skill level and their training needs.
Duties: They confer with an organization's human resource management experts to determine the kinds of skills enhancement courses are needed to enhance the skills of the organization's workforce.

They define training objectives for courses to be taught and the course modules that enable trainees to achieve these objectives. They decide which employees should be enrolled in each course.

They conduct trainining sessions and test the trainees' level of mastery of the course content during and upon completion of the course.

Design and conduct follow-up studies to determine the extent to which each course helped employees in their job performance. May use performance records and opinion surveys to collect this data.

Degree(s): A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences 
A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science) 
A.S. Theatre: Concentrations in Acting or Technical Theatre 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is projected to grow 5% to 8% percent from 2018 to 2028, which matches the average growth rate for all occupations.
Salary Range (National Average): $32,000 to $36,000
Green: Green Career
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.
Additional Training/Education: Employee training instructors generally require a bachelor's degree and often a master's degree in either education or the field of specialization they plan to teach to employees. In addition, a program of study should include courses in human resource management, organizational psychology, labor law, statistics and computer applications.
Recommended Skills:
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Allocating and budgeting your time for different tasks so that things get done when needed.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Teaching others how to do something.
Recommended Values:
  • Doing something to contribute to the betterment of the world. Doing something for the greater good.
  • Being involved in helping other people in a direct way either individually or in a small group.

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

* For New York salary data information .

* For New York green job information .

Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.