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General Educational Development (GED) Certification

We asked 46,737 job seekers about their General Educational Development (GED) Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 51% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their General Educational Development (GED) Certification
  • 72% said earning their General Educational Development (GED) Certification helped them make more money
  • 82% said earning their General Educational Development (GED) Certification helped them get a job
  • 95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their General Educational Development (GED) Certification

What are people saying about getting a General Educational Development (GED) Certification?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 46,002 responses

72% said earning their General Educational Development (GED) Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 46,005 responses

82% said earning their General Educational Development (GED) Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 46,017 responses

95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their General Educational Development (GED) Certification

Why did you decide to earn your General Educational Development (GED) Certification?

Based on 46,737 responses

Required for my current job

14%

Make more money

24%

Changing careers

10%

Get an edge over other candidates

7%

Help my career progression

51%

Other

34%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 24,861 responses

Customer Service Representative View jobs

5%

Forklift Operator View jobs

4%

Warehouse Worker View jobs

3%

Nursing Assistant View jobs

3%

Laborer View jobs

3%

What do people wish they knew before earning their General Educational Development (GED) Certification?

26,437 people answered

“This certification gives you a higher chance at getting accepted into a new job”

Jan. 18, 2021

“How much easier it was than high school”

Jan. 17, 2021

“How any education is important to have.”

Jan. 17, 2021

“How much further in life I would've gotten had I not gone to the illinois institute of art”

Jan. 17, 2021

“I wish i could have gotten a different certification”

Jan. 17, 2021

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their General Educational Development (GED) Certification?

28,646 people answered

“Work hard and don’t give up , in the end this certification is worth it”

Jan. 18, 2021

“To not give up, and to follow what it is you want in life.”

Jan. 17, 2021

“Study as much as possible and set a goal to complete it!”

Jan. 17, 2021

“It's a must have in today's society.”

Jan. 17, 2021

“I would absolutely recommend getting your GED if you are not able to get your high school diploma because it does help in searching for a job and furthering your education career goals.”

Jan. 17, 2021