Training and Development Specialists

7.1/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $30.14 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 4% (Totally Safe)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Training and Development Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 10.8% by 2030
'Training and Development Specialists' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Training and Development Specialists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Training and Development Specialists' was $62,700, or $30.14 hourly
'Training and Development Specialists' are paid 49.5% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 318,040 people employed as Training and Development Specialists.
This represents around 0.23% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Design or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance. May analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness.

SOC Code: 13-1151.00

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Manuel Matos (Small chance) says
too many variables at stake at each moment, counting also on creativity and intuition
Oct 23, 2020 at 05:14 PM
Miew Ling (No chance) says
The world will realise that relying on robots only does not lend to humanising and personalising the learning experience. The more high tech we go, the more high touch we need! Finally, through critical thinking and questioning, human to human interaction will enhance our learning and development. Learning is not a sequential one way process. It is very chaotic! and another human will help us meander through life and learning.
Jun 10, 2020 at 04:42 AM
Shannon Ramirez (Small chance) says
The "human" component will remain key in providing a personalized learning experience for learners going forward.
Dec 11, 2019 at 04:34 PM
Yekaterina (No chance) says
I believe that HR L&D specialists, as well as L&D managers, are on the safe side as there are a lot of activities L&D are doing for PEOPLE development such as capabilities gaps analysis which can't be done by existing robots or chatbots. Robots can help people to source and make preliminary analysis but not interpretations which should be based not only on data but on intuition and common sense as well.
May 21, 2019 at 11:13 AM
Depressed sloth says
Agreed. Jobs like Marketing, PR, HR and corporate training will probably have the ability to be automated to a certain degree in the future, but the essentials of the jobs themselves is connecting with people, knowing what they want, protecting the company from lawsuits and so on. Other humans are not gonna trust a robot marketing him something or a entry level position being solely thought by a machine. When that kind of work is fully automated we will have bigger fish to fry regarding our worries.
Nov 08, 2019 at 04:32 AM

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