Training or Certification Courses
Despite the clear benefits of providing employees with additional training or certifications, a mere 3 percent of employers seemed willing to shell out the necessary resources to educate their respective workforces.
Which certifications earn the biggest pay bumps? According to data released late last year by Foote Partners, certifications that have seen significant increases in median base pay include Cybersecurity Forensic Analyst, Open Group Master Architect, Program Management Professional, Open Group Master Certified IT Specialist, and TOGAF 9.
Although earning many certifications is time-consuming and expensive—even for non-technical ones, such as ITIL and CRISC—it’s easy to argue that certifications increase your value as an employee. In addition, many companies reserve funds for employees’ professional development. If you’re interested in certifying your skill-set, see if your employer is willing to send you to class.