What does a Trainer do?

Trainers teach skills to people or animals to better prepare them for a specific goal including a job, activity, or sport, or to improve upon already-established skills. They meet with clients to assess their level, define the desired goals and outcomes, and create a reasonable plan that also challenges them to accomplish their goals. They provide clients with relevant materials, including schedules, routines, exercises, to help them as they work on their goals, and follow up with them as needed to check in with them and give encouragement where needed.

Trainers monitor clients' progress and adjust goals and schedules accordingly, considering factors including attitudes, achievements, and feedback. They document client progress and provide clients with updates that include starting goals and achievements alongside forward-thinking plans and goals. Trainers need a minimum bachelor’s degree in psychology, management, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Trainer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹18,000 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹18T
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Trainer Career Path

Learn how to become a Trainer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Senior Trainer
Lead Trainer
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Trainer Insights

Read what Trainer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Disneyland ResortDisneyland Resort
Fairy Godmother In Training
8 Mar 2021

“I LOVED coming to work and the team was incredibly welcoming and supportive from day one.”

F45 TrainingF45 Training
2 Jul 2020

“Everyone at my location was horribly rude and condescending and literally made fun of our members.”

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
14 Jan 2020

“Internship wasn't very structured and I didn't know what to expect going into it”

Minmed GroupMinmed Group
16 Jun 2021

“The pay is really good and I believe cannot be found anywhere else for a part”

15 Nov 2021

“The pay is well below the average for city firms and no incentives to progress your career”

Hyperlink InfosystemHyperlink Infosystem
13 Dec 2021

“Also they are nice enough to work with schedule conflicts if there is a pandemic or daycare issues.”

Vector MarketingVector Marketing
29 Aug 2020

“You get to present for people close to you to start which is great for feedback and learning tips.”

Training Associate
19 Sep 2021

“You learn to be an amazing communicator if you aren’t already and I love the team that I work with.”

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Trainer Interviews

Related Careers

Training Manager
25% skills overlap
Training Specialist
25% skills overlap
Corporate Trainer
38% skills overlap
Technical Trainer
13% skills overlap

Trainer jobs

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a trainer

When working as a trainer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, MS Powerpoint, Excellent Organizational, Office Applications and Excellent Communication.

The most similar professions to trainer are:
  • Training Manager
  • Training Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Technical Trainer

The most common qualifications to become a trainer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.