Training and Development Specialist or Manager
Training and development specialists design and implement instructional programs for companies’ employees. Training and development managers oversee the specialists and plan, coordinate, and direct these programs. Their goal is to improve workers’ skills and knowledge, and, in turn, the workers’ and the organization’s performance. As a teacher, or as someone who has trained to become one, you have skills that can prove very beneficial in this occupation. You are obviously good at instructing people and can determine what strategies are appropriate for different situations and subjects. You also have excellent communication and time management skills. Most jobs require a bachelor’s degree, but some employers will only consider candidates who have a master’s degree. You may want to beef up your background by taking some business classes as well as courses in instructional design.