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Training Managers

Training managers, also known as training and development managers, plan, coordinate and direct the training and development activities for employees. They also oversee the training staff members. They work with businesses, government agencies and institutions. Those in training management perform need assessments and training evaluations. Training managers are employed in practically all industries.

Sample job titles include education and development manager, director of education, training and instruction manager, training director, manager of staff training and development, director of educational services, development manager, learning manager, and director of staff development.

Some of the goals of training managers are to improve productivity, develop skills, build worker loyalty to the company and improve the quality of work. Those in training management often create and direct leadership or executive development programs. The goal of the programs is to develop potential and current executives to replace executives that leave for other jobs or retire. Training programs are also designed to help employees deal with mergers and acquisitions.

Often, companies hire training and development managers due to the fast pace of technological and organizational change and the complexity of work settings. Training managers also assist employees that need to stay current with the latest knowledge in their field.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, create and provide training and staff development programs
  • Direct orientation sessions and arrange on-the-job training for new employees
  • Perform surveys to identify training needs
  • Measure training effects
  • Improve existing programs
  • Evaluate apprenticeship and training programs
  • Direct personal development and technical training classes for staff members
  • Create training manuals
  • Provide training to supervisors and instructors in techniques for training and dealing with personnel

Job Characteristics

Those in training and development management usually work 40 hours a week. Some training managers travel in order to provide training at different company locations or to training settings such as conference centers and hotels.

Training managers should be knowledgeable in the methods and principles for curriculum and training design. They should have a solid foundation in instructional methodologies, teaching groups and individuals, and in adult learning theory.

Education and development managers need excellent communications, leadership, presentation, teaching and interpersonal skills. The ability to encourage and motivate others is important for the occupation.

Employment Outlook

The employment of training and development managers is projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow by 16 percent between 2006 and 2016 which is faster than average for all occupations. The median annual earnings for training and development managers in 2006 was $80,250.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

The educational requirements for training and development managers varies significantly by position. For entry-level positions many employers prefer applicants that have a degree in organizational development, human resource development, education, personnel administration and human resources. Some employers seek candidates that have a business or technical background or have a well-rounded liberal arts education. In addition, postgraduate diplomas are also available.

Certification may improve the chances of getting a training manager job. The American Society for Training and Development, The Society for Human Resources Management and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources offer certification. The Chartered Specific Institute of Personnel and Development offers professional qualification. Theory certifications are also available.

Resources

Major Employers

Some of the major employers are health services, banks, manufacturing companies, government agencies, retail companies and commercial training providers.

Schools for Training And Development Managers are listed in the Browse Schools Section.

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Training and Development Managers

To find out more about building a career as Training Managers, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Most Popular Industries for :
Training and Development Managers

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Business Management 4,930 17% $93,140
Office Services And Staffing 3,000 10% $68,020
Professional And Technical Services 2,630 9% $97,680
Education 2,310 8% $83,020
Government 2,150 7% $70,810
Banking And Credit 1,990 6% $85,240
Insurance 1,830 6% $91,950
Hospital 1,540 5% $86,370
Securities And Investment 920 3% $114,990
Electronics And Computer 630 2% $108,100
Chemicals 570 1% $100,080
Durable Goods Wholesale 490 1% $103,960
Non-profit 420 1% $81,430
Telecommunications 410 1% $90,310
Traditional Publishing 350 1% $108,370
Social Service 350 1% $63,190
Medical Office 290 1% $88,780
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  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
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