Top 15 Moneymaking Certifications For 2017
5. Project Management Professional
Holders of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate, the survey said, bring in an average salary of $119,349, up from $116,094 last year.
The PMP certification exam tests five areas relating to the life cycle of a project: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. It is intended for running any type of project and is not specialized by industry.
To become certified, 35 hours of PMP-related training is required, along with 7,500 hours of project management experience without a bachelor's degree or 4,500 hours of project management experience with a bachelor's degree or higher.
It is the most recognized project management certification available, with nearly 730,000 PMPs in 210 countries and territories around the globe.