Why is it important to get your high school diploma?
An education improves your skills. You’re gaining life skills and practical skills that help you succeed in the workplace and at home. A high school diploma represents the hard work you put into your learning experiences. It’s important not to underestimate the power of your education.
Do employers care about high school diploma?
The distinction between a high school diploma and a GED in the eyes of an employer is very negligible. Most employers do not in fact care whether a candidate has a high school diploma or a GED unless there is a relevant reason to, says Nate Masterson, director of HR for Maple Holistics.
What is the equivalent to a high school diploma?
General Educational Development (GED)
Is the GED better than a diploma?
Employers view the GED as equal to a high school diploma, so you shouldn’t have trouble applying for jobs—as long as you have the skills and experience necessary for the position. And, earning a GED also has the potential to boost your earnings significantly.
Does a GED mean you graduated?
The technical definition is General Educational Development though many say its Graduate Equivalency Degree. Basically, a GED is a series of tests used to show if you have a high school level education or not. Once you’ve earned your GED, it’s practically as good as an actual diploma.
Can you still get a high school diploma with a GED?
Yes, when you’ve earned a GED®, you can still go to high school if you’re under 21 years of age in most states. Older students with a GED can get a high school diploma as well through enrolling in an adult school or signing up for an accredited online high school program. It’s not that a GED is bad.