Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 13-1151 Training and Development Specialists
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives. Design, plan, organize, or direct orientation and training programs for employees or customers. Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills. Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures. Obtain, organize, or develop training procedure manuals, guides, or course materials, such as handouts or visual materials. Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness. Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen. Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, or handouts. Evaluate modes of training delivery, such as in-person or virtual to optimize training effectiveness, training costs, or environmental impacts. Keep up with developments in area of expertise by reading current journals, books, or magazine articles. Negotiate contracts with clients including desired training outcomes, fees, or expenses. Attend meetings or seminars to obtain information for use in training programs or to inform management of training program status. Monitor training costs and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures. Select and assign instructors to conduct training. Schedule classes based on availability of classrooms, equipment, or instructors. Supervise, evaluate, or refer instructors to skill development classes. Devise programs to develop executive potential among employees in lower-level positions.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $16.44   Entry $34,206.00
Mean $28.59   Mean $59,468.00
Experience $34.67 Experience $72,099.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Instructional Coordinators
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
Training and Development Managers
No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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