High School Diploma or GED

We asked 4170 job seekers about their High School Diploma or GED. This is what they told us:

  • 44% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their High School Diploma or GED
  • 74% said earning their High School Diploma or GED helped them make more money
  • 83% said earning their High School Diploma or GED helped them get a job
  • 95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their High School Diploma or GED

What are people saying about getting a High School Diploma or GED?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 3,449 responses

74% said earning their High School Diploma or GED helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 3,452 responses

83% said earning their High School Diploma or GED helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 3,464 responses

95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their High School Diploma or GED

Why did you decide to earn your High School Diploma or GED?

Based on 4,170 responses

Required for my current job
15%
Make more money
21%
Changing careers
10%
Get an edge over other candidates
9%
Help my career progression
44%
Other
43%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 1,279 responses

Customer Service Representative View jobs
6%
Nursing Assistant View jobs
4%
High School Teacher View jobs
4%
Customer Service Associate / Cashier View jobs
3%
Cashier View jobs
3%

What do people wish they knew before earning their High School Diploma or GED?

1,385 people answered

“Employers are looking for this certification.”

July 19, 2019

“I only wish that I would had gotten my certification a lot sooner.”

July 19, 2019

“Before earning my diploma I wish I would've known how important from the beginning of my high school career it would be for me. Little did I know a diploma is now needed for many jobs that I have a applied for.”

July 19, 2019

“I wish I knew this was going to help me get a better job.”

July 19, 2019

“People who can't do anything should try something to help you achieve your goals and dreams.”

July 18, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their High School Diploma or GED?

1,528 people answered

“Working with children is hard work. But the reward you get from knowing you made a difference in a child’s life is so rewarding.”

July 19, 2019

“The advice I would give a friend or family member before they actually decide to complete high school and get their diploma is do not give up, getting your diploma is one of the most important things someone could do for themselves. It shows companies that you are willing to complete what you've started and you are dependable while working.”

July 19, 2019

“That anything is possible! All it takes is consistency and hard work.”

July 19, 2019

“Never give up. There will be hard times followed by good times, but it will take you to where you need to go in life. Furthermore, builds your education as well as your future.”

July 19, 2019

“Lots and lots of studying, hardwork and time.”

July 18, 2019
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