TRAINING/EDUCATION MANAGERS plan, develop, coordinate, and evaluate company activities to meet training and education needs for employees. They arrange on-the-job training for new employees. They make sure employees keep up with latest computer technology, management techniques, leadership skills and diversity issues. They use various methods, including on-the-job training, coaching, online information, and classroom and interactive video training. They may set up individual training plans to teach new skills in manufacturing or other industries. In some firms, they set up programs to develop executive potential in employees in lower-level positions.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $85,000 average per year ($40.75 per hour)
- A large occupation (231,900 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow rapidly (2.2% per year)
Many employers prefer to hire TRAINING/EDUCATION MANAGERS with a major in human resources, administration, or industrial and labor relations. Others prefer graduates with technical or business background or liberal arts education. Many colleges and universities have degree programs in human resources, labor relations, training and development, or compensation and benefits. A master's degree in human resources or labor relations with concentration in human resources management is needed for those wanting top positions. Previous experience is essential for management positions.