5 Benefits to Pursuing a Professional Certification

How Earning A Certification Can Help You!

For many people looking to enter the job market, it is important to stand out against the competition when it comes to the hiring process. Prospective employers, especially in the healthcare industry, are looking for employees who are prepared and knowledgeable about the field they are applying. 

It is often assumed that people will go to college to land their desired job, but pursuing a professional certification through Boardman Training Center (BTC) is an option that requires less time commitment than traditional education and more financial freedom. In addition, it will prepare you to sit for industry National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification* exams that show employers you possess the skills you need to be successful. 

Earning a professional certification can have many benefits for those looking to enter the healthcare field, including helping you excel in your field and stand out against other candidates who are also in the job search. Continue reading to learn five key advantages of pursuing a professional certification from the Boardman Training Center! 

Boardman Training Center Student Preparing For Certification Exam

1. You’ll Save Time

Those who choose to pursue a college degree often expect to spend four to six years in school to complete general education requirements and classes related to their program. At Boardman Training Center, students will be trained in a hands-on environment in months rather than years. Our programs are designed for students to gain the knowledge and practical skills to be prepared to sit for their specific industry certification exam without the unnecessary coursework.

By earning a certification through BTC, you will begin your career sooner, meaning you can start to earn an income in less time than a student at a traditional school.

2. You’ll Save Money

Pursuing a certification program can be less of a financial commitment than attending a traditional college since you will complete the program in much less time and have many of the same skills and qualifications as someone who earned a degree. 

Financial aid** and loans can be useful options for furthering your education. However, support for students and their families may not always be available due to certain requirements unique to each student. At Boardman Training Center, we work with each student to create a flexible payment plan that helps our students work toward their certification without the need for student loans.

3. You’ll Have Thorough Training

Another benefit to earning a certification is that you can focus your education on your desired field. For example, suppose you decide to pursue a career as a Phlebotomy Technician. In that case, you will spend 12 weeks learning proper phlebotomy techniques, medical terminology, infection control, skin puncture techniques, and more, all of which will prepare you to sit for the NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* exam. 

Students who decide to attend a traditional college program may be required to take classes that are not directly related to their field of study, which can cause them to be in school for much longer. 

4. You Will Be Adaptable

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving with research and new technologies, which means that professionals in the field are expected to keep up with the most recent information. By earning a certification or re-certification through Boardman Training Center, you show employers that you are up to date on the latest topics related to your field of study. Certifications also demonstrate your ability to learn and adapt as your field advances, which can help you be successful in the workforce and show employers that you are a good candidate for the job.

5. You Can Grow Professionally

Earning a certification can allow you to expand your skills, which can help you get hired faster. Additionally, becoming certified can show your company that you have been evaluated by a third-party agency and have mastered skills that are useful to the company’s advancement as well as your professional growth. Earning certifications could even lead to future promotions and financial benefits.

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If you are interested in more information about professional certifications and what programs Boardman Training Center can offer, reach out to us at 330-729-9244 or Request Information!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry-specific certification exam.

**For those who qualify.