Training and Development Specialists (13-1151)

Occupation description:  Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 732751 2.623 4873
United States 282,800315,300 11.59,200 19,20031,650

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 31.1115.9421.22 29.0238.6549.20
Alaska 40.8920.7227.64 39.0656.8162.49
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 42.3221.0828.12 42.0358.5563.15
Fairbanks North Star Borough 34.9520.3123.38 37.2143.7648.42
Southeast Region 37.1624.2332.88 38.0744.2648.64
Balance of State 37.2218.5622.57 34.8854.1261.31

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
628107 17.061.1 48.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation315
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation93
UI claimants previously working in occupation12
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 235
Number of job position postings 41
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business Administration and Computer Technology - AAS AAS
Business Administration Human Resource Management Certificate

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Conducting Interviews
Dealing With Difficult Employees
Sexual Harassment