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Training and Development Managers

Training and Development Managers
Quick Facts : Training and Development Managers*
2010 Median Pay$89,170
Entry Level EducationBachelor's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201229,800
Job Outlook15% (About as fast as average)
Employment Change4,300

Training and development managers are responsible for familiarizing and enhancing the knowledge and skills of a company?s employees. They oversee a staff of training and development specialists for planning, directing, and coordinating employee training.

What Training and Development Managers Do

  • Assess employees' needs for training
  • Align training with the organization's strategic goals
  • Create a training budget and keep operations within budget
  • Teach training methods and skills to instructors and supervisors
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and instructors

Work Environment

Training and development managers work in almost every industry. They typically work in offices and spend much of their time working with people. Most work full time.
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Job Outlook

Employment of training and development managers is expected to grow 15 percent from 2010 to 2020 as the need to replace a large workforce of highly skilled and knowledgeable employees is expected to prompt organizations to increase their training staff, to sustain a workforce of high quality employees and maintain a competitive edge.
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The average salary of training and development managers was $89,170 in May 2010.
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Becoming a Training and Development Managers

Candidates need a combination of education and related work experience to become a training and development manager. They can come from a variety of educational backgrounds but often have a bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field. Usually a bachelor's degree is sufficient for many positions, but some jobs require a master's degree.
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