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In-Demand Certifications In 2021

There’s no shortage of certifications you can earn to advance your qualifications in a particular trade or skill. In 2020—as millions of jobless Americans are looking for work—having the right certification can be the edge that sets you apart from other candidates.

In this article, we list the top 20 certifications included by employers in their Indeed job postings this year, including common requirements and job opportunities for each.

While many of the most in-demand certifications are healthcare-oriented, you'll also find in-demand tech, warehouse and hospitality credentials. Here are the certifications most frequently included in new job postings over the past year:

  1. CPR certification

  2. BLS certification

  3. Certified nursing assistant

  4. ASE certification

  5. ACLS certification

  6. First aid certification

  7. ServSafe certifications

  8. Certified medical assistant

  9. Scrum master certification

  10. PALS certification

  11. Forklift certification

  12. BC/BE

  13. PMP certification

  14. Child development associate certification

  15. ARRT certification

  16. Pharmacy technician certification

  17. NRP certification

  18. Home health aide certification

  19. CompTIA Security+ certification

  20. CISSP

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