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Training and Development Specialists
(SOC Code : 13-1151)
in Santa Clara County

Conduct training and development programs for employees.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Santa Clara County is part of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA, which includes San Benito and Santa Clara counties.
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Wages for this occupation in Santa Clara County are not available.

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA2018 - 20282,7303,12039014.33,520

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Santa Clara County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2059.7%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 1,7598.3%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 705.8%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services9794.9%
Insurance Carriers 543.2%
Depository Credit Intermediation 4462.3%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2682.2%
Office Administrative Services 2482.1%
Nursing Care Facilities 942.1%
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 772.0%
Individual and Family Services 1,3901.8%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6101.8%
Offices of Physicians 2,6301.7%
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 1591.6%
Other Professional & Technical Services 9481.3%
Other Schools and Instruction 8191.2%
Employment Services 2471.2%
Natural Gas Distribution 41.2%
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 231.2%
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support9991.2%
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 8981.1%
Architectural and Engineering Services 9751.0%
Professional and Similar Organizations 5051.0%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 681.0%
Power Generation and Supply 161.0%

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Program Title
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Evaluate modes of training delivery, such as in-person or virtual to optimize training effectiveness, training costs, or environmental impacts.
Develop or implement training programs related to efficiency, recycling, or other issues with environmental impacts.
Design, plan, organize, or direct orientation and training programs for employees or customers.
Obtain, organize, or develop training procedure manuals, guides, or course materials, such as handouts or visual materials.
Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness.
Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
Organize and develop, or obtain, training procedure manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials.
Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

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