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Training Consultant

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An independent training specialist who performs training needs assessments for organizations, then designs and facilitates training materials and programs. Training can include a wide variety of topics to meet an organization's needs.

Job Outlook

There were 122 Training Consultant job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3120 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Training and Development Specialist industry, which includes the Training Consultant career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Training Consultant 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 $77,606.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $78,209.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Training Consultant postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $62,321.

Education and Experience

Posted Training Consultant 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 Degree1%
Bachelor's Degree59%
Master's Degree27%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other13%

Posted Training Consultant 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 years49%
3 to 5 years44%
6 to 8 years4%
9+ years3%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Training Consultant 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.

  • Teamwork / Collaboration (41%)
  • Research (34%)
  • Microsoft Excel (34%)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint (34%)
  • Communication Skills (32%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Change Management (20%)
  • Training Materials (14%)
  • Training Programs (13%)
  • Organizational Development (11%)
  • Instructional Design (9%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Teaching (20%)
  • Customer Service (16%)
  • Data Analysis (16%)
  • Tableau (16%)
  • Project Management (15%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Leadership Development (6%)
  • HR Strategy (5%)
  • Learning Management System (5%)
  • Business Acumen (5%)
  • Talent Management (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Human Capital Consultant
  • Staff Development Teaching And Learning Consultant
  • Training Specialist, Consultant
  • Sales Consultant Training

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 Consultant jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (885)
  • Carmax (138)
  • Fiserv (130)
  • ICF (126)
  • Pearson (104)

North Carolina

  • Deloitte (36)
  • Chrysler (5)
  • Carmax (5)
  • Fiserv (4)
  • Red Hat (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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