Certificates are the fastest-growing kind of postsecondary credential. Nearly a million a year are now being conferred. But the new analysis, from the Boston-based research firm Burning Glass Technologies, found that, out of 16 million job openings it reviewed over one year that did not require professional licenses, only eight-tenths of 1 percent, or about 130,000, asked for a certificate. To put this into context, as sparsely desired as they were, those home health aide certificates were actually more in demand than any other kind. “There are certificates that people are acquiring that have no currency,” Matt Sigelman, Burning Glass CEO. Read more >> 

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