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Training and Development Specialists - 13-1151.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Corporate Trainer
  • Computer Training Specialist
  • Job Training Specialist
  • Management Development Specialist
  • Trainer
  • Training Coordinator
  • Training Specialist
  • E-Learning Developer
  • Technical Trainer

SOC Occupation Groups

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists
13-1150 Training and Development Specialists
13-1151.00 Training and Development Specialists

Related Occupations


  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
  • Attend meetings or seminars to obtain information for use in training programs or to inform management of training program status.
  • Coordinate recruitment and placement of training program participants.
  • Design, plan, organize and direct orientation and training for employees or customers of industrial or commercial establishment.
  • Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
  • Develop or implement training programs related to efficiency, recycling, or other issues with environmental impacts.
  • Devise programs to develop executive potential among employees in lower-level positions.
  • Evaluate modes of training delivery, such as in-person or virtual to optimize training effectiveness, training costs, or environmental impacts.
  • Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, or handouts.
  • Keep up with developments in area of expertise by reading current journals, books, or magazine articles.
  • Monitor training costs to ensure budget is not exceeded, and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures.
  • Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness.
  • Negotiate contracts with clients including desired training outcomes, fees, or expenses.
  • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
  • 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.
  • Refer trainees to employer relations representatives, to locations offering job placement assistance, or to appropriate social services agencies if warranted.
  • Schedule classes based on availability of classrooms, equipment, or instructors.
  • Screen, hire, and assign workers to positions based on qualifications.
  • Select and assign instructors to conduct training.
  • Supervise instructors, evaluate instructor performance, and refer instructors to classes for skill development.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer personnel recruitment or hiring activities.
  • Advise others on human resources topics.
  • Conduct surveys in organizations.
  • Coordinate personnel recruitment activities.
  • Coordinate training activities.
  • Develop training materials.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of personnel policies or practices.
  • Evaluate training programs, instructors, or materials.
  • Monitor financial indicators.
  • Negotiate contracts with clients or service providers.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Train personnel in organizational or compliance procedures.
  • Train personnel on managerial topics.
  • Train personnel to enhance job skills.
  • Update professional knowledge.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Academy Military Training NCO (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Advanced Command and Staff School Instructor (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Cannon Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Counter Intelligence Agent (Army - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Diving Officer (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Education And Training Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education and Training Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electronic Warfare Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery (FA) Firefinder Radar Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Fire Support Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • First Term Airmen Center (FTAC) NCOIC (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Formal Instructor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Indirect Fire Infantryman (Army - Enlisted)
  • Infantryman (Army - Enlisted)
  • Instructor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Instructor Training Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Instructor, Naval Science (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Military Training Instructor (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Military Training Leader (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Operations/Fire Direction Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman Avionics (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman Helicopter (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman Mechanical (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman Tactical Helicopter (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Professional Development Instructor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Professional Military Education Instructor (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • RL - Nuclear Power School Instructor (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Permanent Military Professor (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Signals Collector/Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Senior Sergeant/SIGINT Chief (Army - Enlisted)
  • Training Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • URL - Surface Warfare (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Education and Training
  • Fire Department Training Officer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Commercial-Instructor Supervisor
  • Coordinator, Skill-Training Program
  • Inservice Coordinator, Auxiliary Personnel
  • Port Purser
  • Technical Training Coordinator