As you work on deciding which degree you will pursue in college you will want to know if your chosen career path will require a license or certification. There are a host of different professions that require either a license or a certification in order to hold those jobs. Today, we will explain professional licenses and certifications in Cleveland.

Many licenses and certifications are issued once you complete required educational commitments such as undergraduate school or graduate school. There are other professions that require you to get additional schooling, such as becoming a nurse, doctor, lawyer, police officer, EMT, paramedic or firefighter. All of these professions have schools or educational programs dedicated specifically for them.

Some licenses or certifications are only valid for a set period of time. This means that you will need to renew them by taking continuing education classes or taking another exam, which typically is the very last step in acquiring your license the first time around.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that roughly 22 percent of all people employed in the country held a license in 2015. The highest percentage of people working with a license that year were in the health care, legal, social, community, protective, personal care and other services. Of the 8.8 million health care workers in the country in 2015, close to three-quarters of them held a license.

Do you have questions about your professional license or certification in Ohio? Are you worried your license or certification might be at risk? You can find out about your rights and learn how to protect them by speaking with an experienced administrative law attorney.