Quoting a recent intelligent.com article there are some interesting facts on certificate programs. Below are some highlights:
Online certificate programs are a popular and easy way for students and professionals to enhance their knowledge, gain new skills, and increase their earning potential in nearly every industry without having to disrupt their commitments to work and family.
- 37% of jobs require some college education - The number of jobs requiring a postsecondary non-degree award like a certificate is expected to increase by 11.5 % over the next five years, according to predictions from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Work in one of the 6 fast-growing industries - There are several career fields with increasing opportunities for those with postsecondary certificates, including healthcare, computers, engineering, legal support, and transportation and repair.
- Earn your certificate in less than one year - Most certificate programs require between 12 and 30 credits, and they are designed to be completed relatively quickly. This means you can start applying your knowledge to new jobs in as little as one year.