Professional Development Trainer

Corporate Trainer, Job Training Specialist, Management Development Specialist, Trainer   More Names
Training Specialist

Professional development trainers provide appropriate training for new and current central services and administration transit staff. They orient new workers to relevant policies and procedures and provide ongoing mandatory and/or requested training to strengthen employee skills to ensure their productivity, safety, and ability to advance. Professional development trainers need to identify appropriate training content, select trainers from within or outside the organization, and organize training activities that meet worker needs and schedules.

Some trainers determine training needs, and then develop and deliver training themselves. Some are responsible for tracking the progress of incumbent workers and conducting training needs analyses. These trainers may create individual employee development plans, which include on-the-job training, seminars, or college courses designed to prepare employees for their current work assignments or to progress to new roles within the organization.

Professional development trainers must understand the organization's training policies, needs, and procedures, and must have skills in needs assessment, planning, communication, and customer service. They must be detail oriented and well organized to ensure timely and relevant training.

Professional development trainers work indoors, in environmentally controlled offices. Trainers must be comfortable working with individuals through one-to-one contact, and as presenters in front of groups.

Most professional development trainers have a bachelor's degree or higher, though some may have only an associate's degree. A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation, and employers prefer individuals with a background in or understanding of the transit industry.

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Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
8% - Average
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $42,950 - $79,280    Hourly: $21 - $38

Note:  There may be opportunities for overtime work and overtime pay in this occupation.

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Typical Education:

Bachelor's Degree (High School + 4 or more Years)
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Percent Job Growth:

8% - Average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $42,950 - $79,280

Hourly: $21 - $38