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Twelve Certificates that Can Increase Your Paycheck
Certificate programs can be a quick way to increase your earning potential, here are 12 money-making options.

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If you are interested in a new job or career, certificate programs are a relatively quick way to get the necessary training and preparation at a moderate cost. Here are 12 money-making certificate programs to consider, according to PayScale.

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Court Reporter Certificate Program

Court reporters are in high demand in the justice system as well as the TV industry

Average salary, according to PayScale: $39,781

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Auto Insurance Appraiser Certificate Program

Most appraisers work for insurance companies and have the benefit of splitting their time between working in the office and out in the field

Average salary, according to PayScale: $50,165

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Auto or Motorcycle Mechanic Certificate Program

Cars need repair no matter the economic climate so there is always a need for skilled mechanics

Average salary, according to PayScale: $41,233

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Massage Therapist Certificate Program

Even in tough economic times, consumers turn to massage therapists to ease away stress and for medical reasons.

Average salary, according to PayScale: $35,349

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Security and Fire Alarm System Installer Certificate Program

Installing and repairing security and fire alarms is appealing  for those who  don’t want to be confined in an office cubicle each day

Average salary, according to PayScale: $42,763

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Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program

Along with earning a living as an EMT, you also get the satisfaction of saving lives

Average salary, according to PayScale: $30,530

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Aerobics or Fitness Instructor Certificate Program

For those who like to work out and already spend time at health clubs, working as a fitness instructor may be a natural  fit.  And with job openings for fitness instructors expected to increase 25% over the next 10 years, according to PayScale, there is plenty of opportunity.

Average salary, according to PayScale: $37,113

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Medical Transcriptionist Certificate Program

With the growth of the health-care industry, there are expanding opportunities for medical transcriptionists

Average salary, according to PayScale: $31,286

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Cosmetologist Certificate Program

Cosmetologists can perform various procedures and have the benefit of flexible schedules

Average salary, according to PayScale: $27,112

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Language Interpreter Certificate Program

If you speak more than one language, there are many opportunities as an interpreter.  A one-day exam is often all that is needed to become licensed, and many interpreters are self-employed or work part-time.

Average salary, according to PayScale: $44,175

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Sign Language Interpreter Certificate Program

Working as a sign language interpreter offers you the opportunity to meet new people and work in a variety of settings

Average salary, according to PayScale: $36,278

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Embalmer Certificate Program

There are two certainties in life: death and taxes, so there is certainly job security when it comes to the funeral business

Average salary, according to PayScale: $38,482

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Twelve Certificates that Can Increase Your Paycheck

Certificate programs can be a quick way to increase your earning potential, here are 12 money-making options.

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