For COVID-19 updates and information on the status of courses and programs, visit

The Virtual Bubbler Continuing Education Blog

Opportunity Knocks!

By Christine Sigrist, Program Manager

Did you know?…You may be passing up jobs in business that pay an average of $65,000-$104,300 per year!

According to an article published last month by CNBC, there were over 61,000 job postings in Glassdoor for data analysts, business analysts and project managers – jobs that pay an average of $65,000-$104,300 per year. Even though people age 23 to 38 (millennials) account for more than 35% of the current workforce, only 2% of the applicants for these jobs were millennials. Why? One reason may be that college graduates often lack the skills required to qualify for these jobs.

The Forbes article “How Millennials Are Bridging the Skills Gap” discusses the supplemental education gained through distance learning, self-education and skilled/semi-skilled trades training, indicating that the demand for skilled trades is growing.

For those with interests or experience in data, business analysis or project management, professional development courses and certificates can help you land jobs in software development, manufacturing, human services and many other areas. Simply being in class with others from a variety of businesses and nonprofits can spark new ideas, help refine personal goals and make new connections.

UWM’s School of Continuing Education is ready to help you fill your skills gaps. As an endorsed education provider of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) and a registered education provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI®), our courses and certificate programs help you:

  • Earn professional development hours (PD hours/CDUs/PDUs/CEUs)
  • Prepare to test for BA and PM credentials
  • Add credentials to your resume

Learn more about business certificate programs at UWM today!