High-Demand Certificates and Licensures Have Value in the Labor Market
Licensures and certificates can be powerful tools to increase one's wages. 43 percent of licenses and certificates earn more than an Associate's degree. 27 percent of licenses and certificates earn more than a Bachelor's degree, and 31 percent of Associate's degrees earn more than a Bachelor's degree.
Sources: Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Jeff Strohl, Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018, Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, June 2010.
Certificates Count: An Analysis of Sub-baccalaureate Certificates, Complete College America, December 2010.