Also known as Computer Training Specialist, Corporate Trainer, E-Learning Developer, Job Training Specialist, Management Development Specialist, Senior Instructor, Supervisory Training Specialist, Technical Trainer, Trainer, Training Specialist
Also known as Computer Training Specialist, Corporate Trainer, E-Learning Developer
Corporate Trainers design or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance.
In addition, Corporate Trainers may analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness.
Corporate Trainers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Corporate Trainers. More generally, Corporate Trainers are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Corporate Trainer is $62,700, and the average salary is $67,440. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Corporate Trainer salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Corporate Trainers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Corporate Trainers earn less than $33,900 per year, 25% earn less than $45,870, 75% earn less than $83,510, and 90% earn less than $107,060.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Corporate Trainers is expected to change by 10.8%, and there should be roughly 35,200 open positions for Corporate Trainers every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Corporate Trainer are usually higher in their Social, Artistic, and Conventional interests.
Corporate Trainers typically have very strong Social interests. Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Also, Corporate Trainers typically have moderate Artistic interests. Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Lastly, Corporate Trainers typically have moderate Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Corporate Trainers typically have moderate Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Corporate Trainer tend to value Relationships, Achievement, and Independence.
Most importantly, Corporate Trainers very strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Second, Corporate Trainers strongly value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Lastly, Corporate Trainers strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Corporate Trainers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as initiative, cooperation, and dependability.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Corporate Trainers, ranked by importance:
Many Corporate Trainers will have a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Corporate Trainers usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Corporate Trainers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as education and training, customer and personal service, or administration and management knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Corporate Trainers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Corporate Trainers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Corporate Trainers need abilities such as oral expression, oral comprehension, and written comprehension in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Corporate Trainers, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Corporate Trainers frequently use skills like learning strategies, instructing, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Corporate Trainers, ranked by their relative importance.
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