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.
Average Base Pay
“I LOVED coming to work and the team was incredibly welcoming and supportive from day one.”
“Everyone at my location was horribly rude and condescending and literally made fun of our members.”
“Internship wasn't very structured and I didn't know what to expect going into it”
“The pay is really good and I believe cannot be found anywhere else for a part”
“The pay is well below the average for city firms and no incentives to progress your career”
“Also they are nice enough to work with schedule conflicts if there is a pandemic or daycare issues.”
“You get to present for people close to you to start which is great for feedback and learning tips.”
“You learn to be an amazing communicator if you aren’t already and I love the team that I work with.”
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.
- 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.