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Career and Education Opportunities for Job Training Specialists in South Dakota

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its biggest city is Sioux Falls.

There are currently 460 working job training specialists in South Dakota; this should grow by 26% to about 580 working job training specialists in the state by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for job training specialists are expected to grow by about 23.3%. Job training specialists generally conduct training and development programs for employees.

A person working as a job training specialist can expect to earn about $17 per hour or $37,150 per year on average in South Dakota and about $24 hourly or $51,450 yearly on average in the U.S. as a whole. Incomes for job training specialists are not quite as good as in the overall category of Human Resources in South Dakota, and not quite as good as the overall Human Resources category nationally. People working as job training specialists can fill a number of jobs, such as: training personnel supervisor, training manager, and safety instructor.

In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. About 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Old Courthouse Museum, the Deals Publications Inc, and the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science.

CITIES WITH Job Training Specialist OPPORTUNITIES IN South Dakota


JOB DESCRIPTION: Job Training Specialist

Job Training Specialist video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, job training specialists conduct training and development programs for employees.

Every day, job training specialists are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to speak clearly.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in South Dakota include:

  • Business Management Analyst. Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplifications and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.

LOCATION INFORMATION: South Dakota

South Dakota
South Dakota photo by Dean Franklin

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its most populous city is Sioux Falls. In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. Roughly 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Pettigrew Home & Museum, the Sioux Falls City, and the Old Courthouse Museum.