Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Have You Thought about Certification as an Alternative Educational Experience?

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Have You Thought about Certification as an Alternative Educational Experience?

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Certifications can assist in deepening your education and elevating your professional presence, and these benefits do not have to be limited to those who have achieved a bachelor's degree or higher.

In an article by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, titled "Data on Certifications and Licenses (CPS)" and published in U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, a drastic difference was found in the number of certified professionals, 25 years or older, who held an advance degree compared to those with less education.

In addition, individuals with a certification or license were found to earn about one-third more than those who did not and, when compared to people of similar demographic backgrounds or education, those who held a certification or license had lower unemployment rates than those without credentials. …

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