Certifications can boost your resume and prepare you for jobs that require a specific skill set.


Depending on your desired career path, you may want to earn additional credentials through a certification program. In some cases, certifications are not required but may help you stand out as a job candidate. Other jobs do require specific certifications (for example, state-based teaching certifications for K-12 education).

Some certification opportunities are highlighted below and you can discover countless more online. Connecting with professionals in your field of interest is a good way to determine whether a particular certification is worthwhile.

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