Are Certificate Programs Worth It?
Long story short, I have an AA, a BS and a master's degree in marketing management but after I lost my marketing specialist job in Dec. 2008 and spent all of 2009 looking for work, I'm currently in a temp position that may end soon and still trying to find permanent work.
I continually see positions for marketing managers that incorporate web development, content management and the like and I'd really love to do something like that but truth is I don't have the experience besides the few blogs and websites I have built on my own.
I have found a certificate program at my local community college for a web development specialist program. It's affordable and I figure I could finish in one year (while still working).
My concern is do employers really care if someone gets a certificate as opposed to a degree? Is web development the kind of thing where you really need a degree? I really have no interest in another long-term degree as I plan on starting a family soon.
Do you think it could help? Or would it be a waste of money?