A friend is looking to re-invent her career, and is taking classes at a tech college in Instructional Design. Aiming to be a Trainer of some sort, or rather a person driving and writing curriculum, aka Courseware for a company. The College cited that there was a 28 percent growth coming up in the industry. Anyway, here’s what I said back, but still thinking about it.. I took a look..
You know I’m a parade pisser..
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/?areaID=1&subAreaID=&query=instructional+design&catAbb=jjj yeah, there are some jobs on CList, not as many as I would have thought, some that are more educational/social worker type, others more technical, like those at:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/?areaID=1&subAreaID=&query=instructional+design&catAbb=jjj on simply hired has almost 20 over the last couple weeks
I see a good number of tech writer jobs, but wow, if you can write? shoot, be a copywriter!!
they really like them in many companys, seems like a lot of openings.
I do think instructional design is cool, but I think that there are enough people both aging out of the current population of SME (Subject Matter Expert) type people moving over into this role (think sales person, marketing, project managers) that re-invent themselves, and when I consider that teachers are moving into the field (present company even?) I think I’d want to do a little more research before spending a lot of money on a program for this. It is interesting stuff, and there might be travel, but would need to focus on some sort of industry (aka vertical) in order to quickly transition into high earning potential.
I think training/design stuff is neat to think about, Copywriting is even cool.er to me. .I also like grantwriting, but think copywriting in a more fun company would be pretty neat, and could be done from just about anywhere once they get to trust you (so travel, just don’t spend a lot, and work from wherever). BUT sure, instructional designer?! I like the travel thought, but other than that? don’t see the growth, not as meteoric as the other jobs, but hey! go for it! Goldang I’m a parade pisser…