Most, if not every job has a list of professional certifications that can give you a leg-up in the job application process and within the position you are in. These certifications are often what makes you stand out amongst others who have similar qualifications. They don’t necessarily replace educational degrees or professional licensures but they add value to your career.
It’s not hard to find certifications either online or in a classroom setting. While some certification can be costly there are quite a few free ones that you can obtain to boost your resume.
Whether you are applying for a job or are currently employed certifications can only help you advance in your career. If you are currently employed you should be sure to ask your company if they can cover the cost of these certification. Companies will often pay for your certification because certifications will ultimately help your job performance.
Below are just a few certifications, broken down by career fields. These don’t represent all the certifications out there, just a few to get you started in your search for the right certification for you.