A year ago I wrote a popular post about Learning and Development job titles. I was in the process of changing my job title to better reflect what I do. As a result of searching for different job titles, I came to the conclusion that L&D jobs are slowly changing and cover a large potential spectrum of responsibilities in an organization that other roles may not.
Take a look at the crowdsourced Google Doc of L&D job titles. Add yours if it is not on the list.
To date, we have listed 67 different roles from corporate, public sector, and education organizations. (I still want to know what a Business Interface Representative is...)
What does this mean for me?
Recently, I had to go through a job search and wrote that while L&D roles are slowly changing, the job descriptions that we apply for say the same things as always: mostly around content and training.
The juxtaposition of where the L&D field can take you to the job descriptions you can apply for makes expectation setting, accountability and salary negotiations fluid and potentially difficult. Patti Shank at the eLearning Guild puts in tremendous effort to compile the Annual Salary Survey. But it remains difficult to benchmark salaries, especially in roles the survey calls "do a little/lot of everything."
This may or may not be a bad thing...but it remains an interesting conundrum for L&D professionals when negotiating their career paths.
L&D Job Titles for 2014
Business Interface Representative
Chief Learning Officer
Customer Education Manager
Employee Experience: Learning
Human Performance Analyst
Innovation and Learning
Learning and Collaboration
Learning and Development
Learning and Development Innovation
Learning and Engagement
Learning and Development Facilitator
Learning and Innovation
Learning and Organizational Development
Learning and Performance
Learning and Talent Development
Learning and Technology
Learning Business Partner
Learning Systems Engineer
Learning Technology and Design
Mobile Learning Architect
Performance Improvement Specialist
Performance Support Architect
Training and Development
Training and Communication Specialist
Training and Technical Specialist