Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.
- Applications Trainer
- Auxiliary Personnel Inservice Coordinator
- Bilingual Trainer
- Commercial Instructor Supervisor
- Computer Technology Trainer
- Computer Training Specialist
- Corporate Trainer
- Course Developer
- Courseware Developer
- Curriculum Developer
- Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness.
- Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
- Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
- Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
- Organize and develop, or obtain, training procedure manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials.
- Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.
- Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, or handouts.
- Design, plan, organize and direct orientation and training for employees or customers of industrial or commercial establishment.
- Monitor training costs to ensure budget is not exceeded, and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures.
- Select and assign instructors to conduct training.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SAC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Artistic and Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.
- Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $67,770 with most people making between $35,380 and $108,600
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 18,800 people in California. It is projected that there will be 24,800 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 590 openings due to growth and about 320 replacement openings for approximately 910 total annual openings.
Industry breakdown is not available for this occupation
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collegeAmerican River College
collegeUniversity of Southern California
majorHuman Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
majorHuman Resources Development
collegeCalifornia State University-Long Beach
majorBusiness Administration and Management, General
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collegeCalifornia State University-Los Angeles