5 professional skills you can hone from home

Apr 7 2020, 8:06 am

Although summer vacays are on hold and seeing hand sanitizer on shelves is a distant memory, the silver lining is that the current state of events has given us a prime opportunity to hone our skills from home.

If you’re trying to wade through all the options for online learning, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. And at the end of the day, it makes a lot of sense to go with an educational institution that’s all about technology.

BrainStation has established itself as a global leader in digital skills training, empowering businesses and professionals for the digital age. In light of recent events, the institution has moved its in-person courses and programs online and expanded its online course offerings.

BrainStation currently has over 70 online courses kicking off this spring, and thousands of professionals around the world are making the most of this unique time to earn a certificate from home.

These are some of the skills you could have under your belt in no time.

Digital Marketing

Whether you’re looking to finally figure out how to nail your SEO skills, market your content so it will engage your audience more, or write that killer newsletter that will get you more clicks than ever, brushing up on your digital marketing skills is a must these days.

BrainStation’s new Digital Marketing Diploma will have you up to speed for a career in marketing in just 12 weeks.

Product Management


If you love being organized and helping facilitate a creative team’s vision — whether that’s web developers, writers, or designers — you could be destined for a career as a product manager. And the good news is, they’re in more demand now than ever. To excel in a career as a product manager, you should love to work in a team and collaborate and have fantastic attention to detail to ensure a smooth product delivery.

BrainStation’s product management courses are the perfect way to kickstart this exciting career path.

Data Analytics

By 2025, the total amount of digital data created worldwide will rise to 163 zettabytes, which is why there are 2.7 million jobs in data expected to be created in the next two years.

BrainStation’s Data Analytics courses provide training in data fundamentals, including building and managing databases, identifying dataset trends, presenting insights, and more.

UX Design


If you’re fascinated by human psychology and love technology, a career in UX design could be right up your alley. The exciting career path is perfect for a creative yet analytical brain and is in growing demand.

With BrainStation’s UX Design courses, you’ll learn everything there is to know about the field, including gaining hands-on experience interviewing users, developing personas, and defining problems that need solving.


Python is one of the most popular coding languages out there, as it’s become a key language for professionals working with data — including data scientists, analysts, researchers, and more. If you love to be analytical and are great with numbers, these could be extremely high-earning career paths.

BrainStation’s Python Programming courses will teach you how to become fluent in the language in no time, all from the convenience of your couch.

Established in 2012, BrainStation has worked with over 350 industry leaders and empowered over 75,000 professionals around the world, including those at Hootsuite, Amazon, Tesla, Microsoft, and Google.

BrainStation’s online courses are run through Synapse, a unique learning platform that allows students to attend class from their home, learn from expert instructors over live video, receive real-time feedback, and develop a network with fellow learners.

The institution’s panel discussions, workshops, and info sessions have all also been moved online to facilitate recent events.

Ready to make the most of your time at home? To prepare for the exciting future of the digital workforce, check out BrainStation’s diploma programs and certificate courses in data, design, development, marketing, and product management.

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