What does a Technical Trainer do?

Technical trainers design, develop, implement, and evaluate technical training programs. They prepare lesson plans, course outlines, schedules, and assignments. They identify the main objectives and skills or concepts that participants need to learn. They explain key concepts and principles, and create assignments or hands-on activities to allow students to develop practical skills. Trainers also work in close collaboration with other internal teams and stakeholders to develop course content and goals. They establish metrics for determining course outcomes and participant performance.

Technical trainers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in their field of expertise, although an advanced degree is an asset. They should have experience developing and leading training programs or teaching in some capacity. They must be able to make technical or complex material interesting and engaging.

What responsibilities are common for Technical Trainer jobs?
  • Discuss training plans with customers to build custom courses to suit their needs.
  • Maintain records of training activities, participant progress, and program effectiveness.
  • Develop programs and processes that provide a service to industry, business, students, and/or other external/internal clients.
  • Serve as technical assistant or point of contact with customer until 'go live' date and hand-off to support.
  • Update course documentation as needed to ensure timeliness and relevance.
  • Has a mix of being a technical instructor, a solution architect, and an evangelist.
  • Coordination of training schedules to ensure the most efficient use of resources.
  • Work in tandem with peers in technical training to develop best in class training department across all areas of training.
  • Responsible for lectures, demonstration, discussion, and related instructional delivery methods.
  • Deliver standard and customized training based on field needs and the delivery of new product and technology training in support of field readiness.
  • Help to create, test, and review new and existing courseware.
  • Build relationships with OCI product development teams to understand roadmaps and plan for content updates or new training offerings.
  • Keep informed of and maintain proficiency with all company products.
  • Coordinate logistics for instruction events, including scheduling classes reserving classrooms, travel arrangements and preparing workstations.
What are the typical qualifications for Technical Trainer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, business administration, computer science or railroad engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with LMS, Cloud, Cloud computing, computing, and Camtasia processes, software and systems.
  • A leader and collaborator with strict attention to detail.
  • Comfortable making decisions and suggesting problem solving measures.
  • Can run expercies and other mechanisms.
  • Prior consulting experience.
  • Demonstrated skill at time management.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Technical Trainer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$90,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Technical Trainer Career Path

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

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Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Technical Trainer Insights

Read what Technical Trainer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Product Trainer
24 May 2022

“So far what I observed is the org is well structured and have built a great work culture.”

Global Training Lead
18 Mar 2022

“There are always many opportunities to grow but no time/resources to develop the skills/knowledge required for any role.”

I-Medita Learning SolutionsI-Medita Learning Solutions
Technical Trainer
14 Jan 2021

“Medita is a growing organisation with nice opportunities for any technical person with networking field.”

Global IPv6
Technical Trainer
27 Feb 2021

“We are required to travel at times but at least the hotels we stay at are top notch.”

Senior Software Trainer
29 Jan 2023

“MyAnatomy Integration is a fantastic organization and team to work with.”

Software Trainer
1 May 2023

“People are great and friendly.”

Omega HealthcareOmega Healthcare
Senior Technical Trainer
6 Jul 2022

“If you are fresher this is the right place to start your career and see the growth in your life.”

Technical Trainer
24 Feb 2022

“Good good good good good”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Technical Trainer

When working as a Technical Trainer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Windows Operating Systems, Excellent Customer Service, Azure, Cloud Computing and Written Communication.

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

The most common qualifications to become a Technical 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.

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