Computer Trainers


Overview

Computer Trainers

Introduction

Computer trainers teach topics related to all aspects of using computers in the workplace, including personal computer (PC) software, operating systems for both stand-alone and networked systems, management tools for networks, and software applications for mainframe computers and specific industry management. Trainers work for training companies and software developers, either on the permanent staff or as independent consultants. They may produce training materials, including disk-based multimedia technology-delivered learning, inst...

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Median Salary

$60,870

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Internship


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Helpful

Earnings

In general, computer trainers' salaries increase with the level of their education and the amount of their experience. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that training and development specialists earned median salaries of $60,870 in May 2018. The lowest paid 10 percent averaged $32,950, and the highest paid 10 percent earned $102,740 or more annually. In addition to education and experience, ...

Work Environment

Computer trainers normally work in offices in comfortable surroundings. They usually work 40 hours a week, which is the same as many other professional or office workers. However, travel to clients' sites can be required and might increase the number of hours worked per week. They spend most of their time in classrooms or training facilities.

Outlook

Employment of training and development specialists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all careers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). There will be a great need for computer trainers in the coming years as computer technology and social media continue to develop. An increasing number of employers are using a variety of external training p...

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