As human beings, we are constantly striving for our next life goal. These goals remain fluid and will change to include specialized areas as we grow. For instance, once we join the workforce as young adults a whole new world of opportunities is opened for us. Our first job most likely will not be the one we turn into a career….. However, it will help teaching us how to set professional goals. For instance, you may want to learn how to take your career to the next level through certifications like the PMP certification.
Benefits of professional certification
Workers in nearly any field can look for certifications to improve their position within that field. As you search you may ask yourself,
what’s in it for me? It is no secret that the unemployment rate is still high. Becoming certified may help you stand out above the others competing for your position. There is always more to learn. Life is a continuous open booking of learning opportunities; keep your mind open to learning new things.
Your current certification may be obsolete. Even if you are currently certified it is always good to update your certification in order to stay current with any new information that may be available.
Areas of certification
There are certifications available for nearly every job field. As you research a new industry or look to move around in your current one, be sure to look into any and all certification opportunities.
Those who work as tax officers, may choose to look into a certification, as certified public accountant.
If you have a knack for helping people when the world seems upside down then you may want to become a crisis counselor. If you enjoy the field, you may want to think about becoming a licensed professional counselor.
Another industry that offers many certification opportunities is the
IT industry. There are many areas in the industry where having a certification may be useful. The need for increased computer security has increased drastically in the last couple of years. In order to protect your company and its assets from a virtual attack, you may want to think about becoming a Certified Information Systems Professional.
Troubleshooting is another important area within the IT industry. These professionals work to correct problems at the network level. Some may even work on individual systems depending upon the scope of the problem. Those who choose to work at the network level may want to look into becoming a Certified Novell Engineer.
Beyond security and troubleshooting gaining a variety of Microsoft certifications may also be important for your career. Some of the options available include becoming a
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.
Technology plays an intricate role in many aspects of a company apart from IT. One of which is
project management. Workers interested in this field should consider going for their PMP certification. It will be a lot of work, but once completed the certificate can prove invaluable.
Taking your career to the next level will take some work. However, once completed your new certifications will help enhance your career or possibly open new doors for you to explore. Good luck!
About the Author:
Mark is a SME Manager, who likes to cook and travel in his free time.