Get BLS Certified in Oregon

Oregon is a great place to get BLS certified. Oregon has a large percentage of the population in the Portland, Salem and Eugene areas. We are frequently asked, "How do I get BLS certified in Oregon?" - or "How do I get BLS certified in Portland?" - or, Gresham, Hillsboro, etc. The answer is much the same as it is in the rest of the United States. In this article, we will discuss what it takes to get BLS certified.

Getting BLS Certified in Oregon

Many employers in the healthcare, education, and fitness sectors require you to have a nationally recognized certification. Of course, we are biased towards MyCPR NOW’s certifications! We do recommend going into your career choice with a game plan. Check with employers that you might want to work for and ask what they require. Make sure that you meet all the requirements of the certification agency that you have selected (usually age and/or educational, keeping an active CPR certification, passing the certification exam, etc.).

Once you have done your homework on what it takes to get BLS certified in Oregon, there might still be some items to consider. First, you will need to pass our certification exam. On our “Certifications” page you will find BLS. Then you will select “Take the Test” and answer our multiple choice questions. If you have answered at least 80% of the questions correctly, congratulations, you have passed the exam and your BLS certification will be emailed to you. If not, there are no worries. Our goal is to teach you the correct answers so you can pass with actionable knowledge. You can retest as many times as needed for no additional charge, and when you do pass the exam your BLS certification will then be emailed to you. 

You might also consider your goals. If you want to work at a hospital in Portland, you might need different qualifications than if you are looking to teach at an elementary school in Beaverton or Bend, or work as a fitness trainer in Medford. Any way, you will need to determine the type of training that you excel at, and match it with the niche in your area.

Education and Training Experience

Another path is through formal education. Many colleges offer degrees in nursing, health science, education, exercise science, etc. Many employers do require a certification with your degree; however, some employers will not hire you without a degree. Also, your training experience should be relevant and pertinent to your niche market. For example, if you have completed a student teaching role at a local school, you will not have enough relevant experience to work in healthcare at a hospital. Luckily, there are almost always pathways for advancement in your chosen career field. We offer certifications to cater your specific needs, regardless of what your chosen career path is.

Niche Specialties

One of the hardest aspects of having a successful career in Oregon is picking the right location and niche market. Many will dream of working with celebrities or professionals. While that is possible, it is not how most make their career. What is important is to become the best that you can, and then choose a certification to match your needs. If you view your job as positively changing people's lives through, you can be a success at. In Oregon, your options for niche markets are plentiful. You can choose your career specialty, and there is a market for each specialty. With a BLS certification, it is important to set realistic goals yourself.

Finding the right niche is about finding both what you are best at and what the community around you needs. Find your niche. Become the best that you can. Then, expand your knowledge. 

What to Expect When BLS Certified in Oregon

You need to know that healthcare and education are extremely popular careers in Oregon. You will have competition! You should have a game plan from the start. It's not just about getting your BLS certification; it's about using your BLS certification. 

To summarize: pass the BLS certification exam, choose what career you want to pursue, choose your specialties, do your best, then remember to recertify annually! To check out our certifying exam and see if it is right for you, just click the banner below!

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