As careers become more specialized and the business world grows more complex, the demand for individuals with industry approved credentials will continue to grow.

In fact, career training courses that offer certification can provide learners with a less expensive alternative to traditional degree programs as well as provide a faster pathway to job opportunities.

Certifications appeal to those currently working in their field as well as those individuals just beginning their career training. A study conducted by UPCEA, Penn State and Pearson found that millennial students are more likely to favor a reward based educational system built around badging and certifications, compared to a more traditional bachelor’s degree.

Obtaining industry recognized certifications is one of the best ways for individuals to demonstrate their commitment to professional and personal growth. Companies value professionals who proactively seek opportunities to develop their skills and expertise. Earning certification not only positions you as a leader in your industry – it’s an investment in yourself and your long-term career.

Certification can help by:

  • Increasing your earning potential
  • Providing opportunity for career advancement
  • Helping you reach short and long term career goals
  • Connecting you with peers in your industry

Ed4Online has long recognized the appeal of certifications to serve learners’ needs and is proud to offer a wide range of courses that prepare the student for certification in their field. Many of our courses in Medical and Healthcare, Business, Sustainability, Coaching and Counseling, Skilled Labor, Creative Careers and IT prepare students to sit for and pass certification exams.

— This article was originally posted on www.ed4online.com