Have you ever attended a computer course at a computer training center and really thought about much money they make on teaching students? I know when I first started taking classes it just amazed me on how much money the training centers make for teaching many of the most popular Microsoft Office courses offered today. Of course there is big money in certification courses, but the majority of the home and small business users just want to learn how to use products like Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook FrontPage and Access. That is were the computer trainer comes in to the equation.
You see, many people do take courses at computer centers but many don't like to or have to travel to the centers. Some students don't like the large classroom environments so many don't even go. Don't even get me started on Computer Based Training (CBT) and Web Based Training (WBT) methods of teaching. Don't get me wrong, computer training centers are good and very attractive to the public. Many of the centers offer very good courses and have very knowledgeable instructors. The problem is they can't offer one-on-one assistance to the customer like personal computer trainer can.
The computer training business can be a very profitable and enjoyable business for a new business owner. For example, no too long ago I attended a course myself and realized I was sitting in a class full of students. After calculating the number students by the price of the course, I realized the center just made over $2000.00 for only seven hours of work (the class could have been done in half that time). That is good money for a computer trainer that could have gone on-site and conducted the same training. Not only did the center make over $2000.00, they did it for only one level. There were four more levels for the same course. Someone is making some very serious money, don't you think?
Whether you know a lot or a little about computers, you can become a computer trainer in not just Microsoft Office products but in a variety of computer related fields. My advice is finding your niche by looking at not only your talents but your passion. If you do decide to become a computer trainer, nothing can stop you if you have the drive and desire to be successful.
About the Author
Roger Younce owns and operates QuickLearn Computer Training Services in Cabot, Arkansas. QuickLearn Computer Training Services offers all types of Microsoft Office training for individual users and small businesses. For more information visit the QuickLearn Computer Training Services website at http://quicklearncomputertraining.com