A certificate is an excellent professional development tool to increase your knowledge in your career, begin work toward a full degree, achieve state licensure, fulfill state or national education requirements, or learn new skills to give you a foot in the door toward a new career.
According to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, "certificates have swelled to become the second most common postsecondary award in the United States."
- Career advancement and added job security
- Increased earning potential
- Thirst for knowledge: many graduate certificate courses can later be applied toward a Master’s degree.
- Networking: gain connections with professors and fellow students