What can I do with my MSTD degree?

The Master in Science in Training and Development (MSTD) prepares students for diverse employment possibilities such as manager or director of training or education; manager of human resources development or organizational learning; manager of workforce development; director or dean of continuing education; director of adult or community education; human performance consultant; instructional designer; instructional technologist; training specialist, learning technologist; e-learning manager; adjunct professor and more.


Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, the projected increase of employment for training and development specialists from 2008 to 2018 is 23%.


Expected Salaries

“According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, salary ranges for a Training and Development Manager are $91,710-$127,650; for a Training and Development Specialist: $54,220-$67,770 and for a Human Resource Manager: $103,440-$124,280 (May 2012)”

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Where Do St. Francis MSTD Alumni and Students Work?

Our alumni and students work in a variety of organizations in healthcare, higher education, corporations, non-profits, schools and more. Here is a sample list of some of the companies where they have worked:

Advocate Children’s Hospital
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Alexian Brothers Health System
American Institute of Health Care Professionals
“Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
(Children’s Memorial Hospital) ”
Argonne National Laboratory
Arizona Department of Corrections
Averett University
Bank of America
Baylor University Medical Center
Benfer Group LLC
BlueStreak Learning
Butler Community College
Capsim Management Simulations, Inc.
Carl Sandburg High School
Carolinas Healthcare System
Chamberlain College of Nursing
City Colleges of Chicago
City of Joliet Police Department
Einstein Technology Solutions
Encore (Quintiles Company)
Family Health Network
GE Healthcare
Governors State University
Harris Corporation
Harrison College
Heart of Ohio Council
HUB International
Joliet Junior College
Kaplan University
Lakeshore Technical College
Maxim Health Information Services
MAYO Clinic
McDonald’s Corporation
Missouri College
NM Veterans Affairs Health Care System
NuMark Credit Union
Panera Bread
Prairie State College
Professional Patient Advocate Institute
RELO Direct, Inc.
Roadsafe Traffic Systems
Saint Francis Medical Center
School and Tutors on Wheels
Sentara Healthcare
Sinclair Community College
Swedish American Hospital
Talent Partners
The Exchange
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of St. Francis
UTi Worldwide Inc.
Vance County Schools
W.R. Grace
Water Pik, Inc.
Whirlpool Corporation



Please contact Dr. Bonnie Covelli, program coordinator and director of the School of Professional Studies in the College of Business & Health Administration, at bcovelli@stfrancis.edu or 815-740-5071. Bonnie is also an alum of the program. Check out Bonnie’s blog at usftraining.com.