Getting employed is the ultimate task after completing high school. With this rapidly changing world where industries keep on upgrading itself every day ,securing a satisfactory job is not a piece of cake. If you do not have a technical degree/certificate, probability of getting a job decreases to a great extent. To stand on the standards set by companies of any field ‘skills’ and ‘degree’ both need to go hand-in-hand . Here is why a technical degree/certificate important for your career.

1. Mark of authentication

A technical degree/certificate in a particular field act as an evidence to make sure  of candidate’s ability, tell about their expertise in that field and guarantee that candidate have minimum required knowledge of that particular field.

2. Acknowledge you with real world

Earning a degree / certificate is not an easy task, you have to invest time, money and efforts to gain that document signed by an organization who takes guarantee of your technical skills. Such certification courses acknowledge you with failures and risk that you might face while working in industry .In a nut shell, they give you a perspective of real world industry beforehand.

3. Indicate Skills and Qualities

A technical Degree/ certificate establish you as a dedicated learner. Employers are always looking for people who are dedicated and determined toward their responsibilities and know how to think critically, how to break complex issues, and how to solve problems which is all learned while pursuing a technical course. These all qualities come through a series of assessments and project given during completion of course and your certificate work as a proof for all these.

4. Make you industry ready

Having gone through all of the study and hard work, you have mastered a new body of knowledge but now days, companies look for person who is agile, adaptive and responsive along with the pool of knowledge. A technical course injects such admiring qualities through certain task and activities given during course.  Hence, a technical degree/certificate is another way to tell that the candidate is industry ready.

5. Work as filter

When employers are interviewing, the competition is often stiff. Everyone have qualities added in their resumes as you have ‘sincere, determined or adaptable etc.’ Then how can a person differentiate himself form others? If you have the certification and the other person does not, you are at a definite advantage. Your technical degree or certificate act as a basis for selection process.

6. Increase demand

A technical degree /certificate increase your demand, even give you a greater range of lucrative career options. While candidate without a technical degree or certificate can only get entry-level positions in non-skilled area, whereas candidate with degree will qualify for a much greater range of higher paying  upper-level career positions. Earning supplement course certificate beside them advance the career opportunities.

7. Enhance ability to communicate

Communication skill influence every aspect of your life. A technical degree also helps in enhancing written and verbal communication skills.  The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively help you to get a perfect job. In fact, communication skill is the first quality looked in an interview.

8. Give higher pay option

Many career changers turn to certifications to get themselves into a new area. For example, many technical people who want to advance will earn the certification of course in order to move into a position of greater responsibility and hence will have increase in salary.

By-Anushikha Chaudhary

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