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Training and Development Specialist

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Training and Development Specialist directs education or staff training programs for a company, such as large firms or distributorships, or private post-secondary educational providers.

Job Outlook

There were 2667 Training and Development Specialist job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 74540 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Training and Development Specialist industry, which includes the Training and Development Specialist career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Training and Development Specialist jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $62,552.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $59,159.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Training and Development Specialist postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $46,158.

Education and Experience

Posted Training and Development Specialist jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree47.77%
Master's Degree14.97%
Doctoral Degree2.78%
Other22.88%

Posted Training and Development Specialist jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years42.86%
3 to 5 years44.75%
6 to 8 years7.72%
9+ years4.67%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Training and Development Specialist positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (46.92%)
  • Management (29.91%)
  • Leadership (28.24%)
  • Operations (22.65%)
  • Customer Service (21.74%)
  • Writing (20.21%)
  • Microsoft Office (18.97%)
  • Presentations (18.52%)
  • Planning (18.27%)
  • Training And Development (17.74%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Instructional Design (16.28%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Learning Management Systems (22.05%)
  • Curriculum Development (17.98%)
  • Adult Education (18.56%)
  • Marketing (18.43%)
  • Project Management (24.22%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Adult Learning Principles (7.66%)
  • Train The Trainer (5.28%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Train The Trainer (26.41%)
  • Instructional Design (81.45%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Training and Development Specialist skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Training Specialist
  • Training Coordinator
  • Youth Development Specialist
  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • Youth Development Professional
  • Development Coordinator
  • Trainer
  • Talent Development Specialist
  • Development Specialist

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Training and Development Specialist jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Whole Foods (1009)
  • Milton Hershey School (930)
  • Reynolds & Reynolds (576)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Of America (436)
  • Goodwill (389)
  • Deloitte (378)
  • Sonic Drive-In (289)
  • Buckle (283)
  • Intuit (264)
  • General Dynamics (235)

North Carolina

  • Monarch&Co International (123)
  • Life&Company (80)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (71)
  • University of North Carolina (48)
  • State of North Carolina (45)
  • Eyecarecenter, Od, Pa (43)
  • RHA Health Services (37)
  • Smithfield Foods (32)
  • Whole Foods (30)
  • Labcorp (26)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!