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Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

We asked 57,783 job seekers about their Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 62% of job seekers said "required for my current job" was the biggest reason for earning their Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • 31% said earning their Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification helped them make more money
  • 59% said earning their Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification helped them get a job
  • 97% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

What are people saying about getting a Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 57,740 responses

31% said earning their Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 57,739 responses

59% said earning their Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 57,738 responses

97% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Why did you decide to earn your Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification?

Based on 57,783 responses

Required for my current job

62%

Make more money

7%

Changing careers

8%

Get an edge over other candidates

8%

Help my career progression

37%

Other

16%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 40,914 responses

Registered Nurse View jobs

28%

Nursing Assistant View jobs

12%

Medical Assistant View jobs

5%

Licensed Practical Nurse View jobs

3%

Patient Care Technician View jobs

2%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification?

32,604 people answered

“This is required for most health-care related jobs and schools.”

Nov. 21, 2020

“Many employers in the healthcare industry are interested in candidates that have this certification.”

Nov. 21, 2020

“I did not realize how important it is for everyone to learn BLS, even thought I am not a doctor nor nurse, it is very important that everyone in the hospital learns this incase worse comes to worst.”

Nov. 21, 2020

“Not much really. I’m proud to be a registered nurse with a BSN in science. I have 20 years of experience. I was once a foster mother and I adopted 2 children from foster care.”

Nov. 21, 2020

“CPR is pretty straight forward. It's something to definitely memorize and to keep up with skill wise but not really prior knowledge. Just to know which CPR class you need at the time”

Nov. 20, 2020

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification?

38,999 people answered

“This is a great certification to have, and the class provides quality information that can help you on the job and life in general. It is important to understand basic life support during emergency situations.”

Nov. 21, 2020

“It is very tiring giving proper chest compressions.”

Nov. 21, 2020

“Study and know all the critical information to pass the skills test”

Nov. 21, 2020

“Study and know all the critical information to pass the skills test”

Nov. 21, 2020

“It’s a lot of hard work in school, dedication, but in the end it’s all worth it to help others.”

Nov. 21, 2020