How This Works

JobStars USA maintains a list of professional designations across multiple industries and occupations to help professionals improve their competitive positioning, learn new things, and boost earning potential.

  1. Review categories below (by industry)
  2. Make your desired selection and route to the corresponding page
  3. Conduct your own research and identify designations to pursue

Things to Consider

  • Most professional designations cost money to attain. Price ranges and requirements vary by designation. Typical associated costs include initial registration and/or annual renewal charges. You should conduct research beforehand when evaluating prospective designations to pursue.
  • Professional designations are commonly awarded by professional associations, universities, and related accrediting bodies.
  • Increasingly, employers are requiring job applicants to hold a specific credential such as the popular PMP Certification.
  • Some professional designations never expire. Others require annual renewal or continuing education credits (CECs) to maintain active status. This is an important consideration to research when evaluating different professional designations to pursue.

About Professional Designations

Professional designations are defined as third-party awarded recognitions of individual knowledge and/or proficiency within a given industry or occupation.

Improve Competitive Positioning

Professional designations are beneficial to enhancing your marketability as a job seeker. This means you are able to better sell yourself to prospective employers during the job application and interviewing process. Simply put, holding credentials gives you a leg-up in today’s workplace environment.

Gain Knowledge

Professional designations don’t just look good on paper. When you invest the time and energy into earning professional designations, you are learning new skills, concepts, and methods along the way. These investments improve your professional competency which carries countless rewards.

Boost Earning Power

Expanding your knowledgebase and improving your competitive positioning means you’re now in position for higher earning potential. In today’s competitive environment, six-figure salaries belong to Director-level and above.

Professional Designations by Category

Discover industry-specific certifications and designations.

Designations (all categories)

Professional Designations & Certifications


Accounting Professional Designations


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Career Services

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Emergency Management

Emergency Management Professional Designations


Engineering Professional Designations

Event Management

Event Management Professional Designations

Facility Management

Facility Management Professional Designations


Finance Professional Designations


Healthcare Professional Designations

Human Resource

Human Resource Professional Designations

Information Technology

IT Professional Designations


Marketing Professional Designations


Pharmaceutical Professional Designations


Sales Professional Designations

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