40 Most In-demand Certifications and Licenses

Earlier this week, we provided our last update of the year on the most in-demand skills in job ads. Today, we wanted to share the certifications, licenses, and clearances that candidates are most commonly required to have.  When we first shared this list in April of this year, healthcare certifications were among some of the most demanded.

Are you surprised that healthcare still leads the common certifications? What do you think will be the most in-demand license or certification requirement in 2013?

  1. Certified Registered Nurse (RN, RNC)
  2. Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  3. Basic Life Support (BLS)
  4. Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  5. Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information Clearance (TS SCI)
  6. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  7. Certified Public Accountant
  8. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  9. Certified in Nursing Administration
  10. Certified Practical Nurse, Long Term Care (CPNL, LTC)
  11. First Aid certification
  12. Occupational Safety & Healthcare Administration Certification (OSHA)
  13. Board Certified
  14. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  15. Project Management Professional (PMP)
  16. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  17. Long Term Care (LTC)
  18. Family Physician/Internal Medicine (FP/IM)
  19. FINRA Series 7
  20. State insurance license
  21. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  22. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  23. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
  24. FINRA/NASD Series 6
  25. Board Eligible (BE)
  26. Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP)
  27. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  28. Tanker and Hazmat Endorsement
  29. Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  30. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  31. Special Education (SPED)
  32. DOT Medical card
  33. Project Management Institute (PMI)
  34. EPA standards
  35. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  36. Home Health Aide (HHA)
  37. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  38. Certified in Long Term care (CLTC)
  39. Pharmacy Technician
  40. Cisco Certified Network Professional