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Training SpecialistsEducation & Training
Training specialists in the Military work either indoors or outdoors, depending on the type of training they provide and their specialty area.
Average Military Salary
Training specialists plan, conduct, and administer programs that train and continually improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of military personnel. Training programs may be conducted in a classroom, in a laboratory, in the field, or online. Some specialize by functional area, such as military-specific/tactical.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Training specialists are subject matter experts in their field. Length of training varies depending on specialty. Training specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:
- Lesson planning
- Instructional methods
- Communications skills
- Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and speaking
- Interest in counseling and promoting human relations
- Interest in teaching
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