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Employment of training and development specialists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 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 providers. As this outsourcing grows, an increase in the number of training providers is likely. Such independent providers as community and technical colleges, universities, profit-oriented learning and development centers, and private industry associations will all be discovering new business opportunities in outsourcing, according to the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). The short life cycles of technology products may heighten demand for information-technology trainers, the ASTD notes. The ASTD also points out that even during recessions and economic slowdowns, knowledge workers such as computer trainers help address skills gaps that arise when baby boomers retire and newly hired college graduates need to get up to speed.