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Beyond the BS. What Certifications are Hot?

It’s time to step beyond the BS or BA degree to advance your career. What are the hot certifications employers are seeking these days?


Wanted Analytics brings us the scoop:


Yesterday we shared a list of the top 50 skills that employers most commonly request.  Today we thought we’d take a look at the top 50 certifications that are most commonly required.


1. Certified Registered Nurse (RN, RNC) 26. Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
2. Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 27. EPA Standards (EPA)
3. Basic Life Support (BLS) 28. Pharmacy Technician (PT)
4. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) 29. Home Health Aide (HHA)
5. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 30. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
6. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 31. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
7. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 32. Project Management Institute (PMI)
8. Board Certified (BC) 33. Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP)
9. First Aid Certification 34. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
10. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 35. Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
11. Project Management Professional (PMP) 36. Pediatric Nurse (PN)
12. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) 37. Medical Technologist (MT)
13. Long Term Care (LTC) 38. Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
14. Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) 39. Early Childhood Education (ECE)
15. Medical Assistant (MA) 40. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
16. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 41. Ambulatory Care (AC)
17. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 42. Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
18. Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) 43. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
19. Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) 44. Histotechnician Certificate (ASCP)
20. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) 45. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
21. Board Eligible (BE) 46. General Securities Representative Exam (Series 7)
22. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) 47. Engineer-In-Training (EIT)
23. Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information Clearance (TS SCI) 48. Paramedic, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System (EMT)
24. Special Education (SPED) 49. Certified Coding Specialist
25. Esthetician and Cosmetology License (ECL) 50. Food Safety Programs (HACCP)
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