Computer Trainers

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.

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

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