Fast-tracking on Careers

This BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) handbook provides data on job outlook, employment, and median annual wages for select occupations. This supports the concept that certification in certain fields is valuable. According to Elka Torpey, certificates may be suitable for “students without the time, money, or inclination to pursue college degrees—either at the associate, bachelor’s, or higher levels—certificates can offer them fast tracks into careers…” OCTAE Connection

They noted that “the most popular disciplines for certificate programs [are] healthcare, personal and culinary services, and mechanic and repair technologies and technicians.”

Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Outlook Handbook

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