Computer Trainers

Computer Trainer Assists Students

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, instructor-led courseware, online training modules, skills assessment, videos, and classroom teaching manuals. Computer trainers may also be known as software vendor trainers. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Software Vendor Trainers
Duties Teach clients how to use computers, software applications, and other technology
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Speech
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Training Specialist, or Consultant, or Training Manager
  • Experienced Computer Trainer
  • Entry-Level Computer Trainer