Training and Development Specialist
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Directs education or staff training programs for a company, such as large firms or distributorships, or private post-secondary educational providers.
There were 2224 Training and Development Specialist job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 60942 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 2012:
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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $54,688.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $53,121.
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 $42,300.
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.
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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||45%|
|3 to 5 years||44%|
|6 to 8 years||7%|
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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (42%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (26%)
- Microsoft Office (24%)
- Microsoft Excel (21%)
- Organizational Skills (19%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Training Programs (22%)
- Training Materials (21%)
- Instructional Design (9%)
- Learning Management System (8%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Scheduling (18%)
- Teaching (17%)
- Customer Service (13%)
- Project Management (11%)
- Onboarding (10%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Employee Training (7%)
- Training Activities (5%)
- Technical Training (5%)
- New Hire Orientation (4%)
- Staff Development (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Training and Development Specialist skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Supervisor And Training
- Training Specialist
- Training Coordinator
- Development Specialist
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.
- Technical Trainer
- Sales Trainer
- Training and Development Manager
- Corporate Trainer
- Training Consultant
- Curriculum and Instructional Designer / Developer
- Director of Training and Development
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.
- Walmart / Sam's (3465)
- Anthem Blue Cross (775)
- Deloitte (595)
- Fiserv (357)
- General Dynamics (352)
- Walmart / Sam's (134)
- State North Carolina (49)
- Novant Health (33)
- University of North Carolina (26)
- North Carolina Department Of Justice (23)
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!