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Benefits of A GED

Aug 17, 2007
General Educational Development or the GED test was first introduced in 1942 to help the war veterans to complete their basic high school education. After 1942, three more series of the GED test have been released. Today, the GED test has become the best option for at least 38 million adults in America. They usually want to achieve better career and educational opportunities in the absence of a high school diploma or a diploma from an unaccredited high school.

The GED test gives you an opportunity to go through a rigorous, 7-hour, battery of tests in one day and move from your high school to college immediately. You are eligible for this test if you are 19 years old and do not possess a high school diploma. Some states even allow 16 and 17year olds to give the test. GED diploma is considered equivalent to a high school diploma. The academic skills are measured in five areas, mathematics, literature and arts, writing, science and social studies. The American Council of Education administers these tests.

Benefits of General Educational Development test:

Sense of accomplishment: Passing a GED test will give you a sense of accomplishment. You will experience a remarkable difference and your life will witness an improvement that will bring better results.

Employment opportunities: Center for Adult Learning and Education Credentials, a division of the American council on education, stated that GED diploma is considered equivalent to high school diploma by 95% colleges, universities and employers in America. Once you have gained the basic writing and thinking skills you become more valuable for your employer and there are strong chances for a promotion.

Scope for better earning: A diploma in GED can provide you with better career options. Research shows that an individual with a GED certificate earns 385,000 dollars more, compared to the people who do not have a high school or GED diploma.

Continue your education: If you did not attend high school or you had to leave your studies midway then you can take up a GED test to continue your studies. If you pass this test you get a diploma. You can also take advantage of GED scholarships that a lot of colleges offer. This can also help you to further pursue higher education.

Eligible for training programs: In the absence of a high school diploma, you can use your GED certificate for employment. Today, a number of specialized training programs also consider a GED diploma, making you eligible for several on-job training programs.

Better standard of living: The GED diploma helps to get a good job or a promotion that ensures a good income. A good income will help in improving your standard of living and ensuring the complete financial security of your family.

If you do not have a high school diploma and are in search of an alternative to give you a chance to show your proficiency levels, the GED test is a good option.
The test opens up new avenues and opportunities to all those who attempt it.
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