Training and development managers plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees. They also oversee a staff of training and development specialists.
Training and development managers work in nearly every industry. They typically work in offices and spend much of their time working with people. Most work full time during regular business hours.
How to Become a Training and Development Manager
Candidates need a combination of education and related work experience to become a training and development manager. Although training and development managers need a bachelor’s degree for many positions, some jobs require a master’s degree.
Employment of training and development managers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be very good, particularly in industries with a lot of regulation, like finance and insurance.
This occupation supported 28,600 jobs in 2012 and 32,900 jobs in 2014, reflecting an increase of 15.0%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 11.2% in 2022 to 31,800 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 29,200, compared with an observed value of 32,900, 12.7% higher than expected. This indicates current employment trends are much better than the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 8.0% in 2024 to 35,200 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 32,400 jobs for 2024, 8.0% lower than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are much better than the 2012 trend within this occupation.