How Having a GED Can Ensure Success

When education is valued so highly in our nation, it's easy to think that you need a PhD to be successful. But that's not always the case. Success stories come from people with all kinds of education levels, but having at least a GED can be the key to distinguishing yourself in the crowded workplace. Learn more about how getting a GED can translate to more success (and more money) in the real world.

Communication, Critical Thinking and Follow Through

Most people already have these skills without having any type of formal education, but a GED can help you perfect them by challenging you to stretch your base talents a little further so you can get the most from them.

  • In any job, there needs to be a certain amount of communication (either verbal or written), so working on your tactics can make a big difference in how you come across both in interviews and when you're on the job.
  • Critical thinking is another skill that you'll need as you attempt to solve problems throughout the day. From how to tackle a big project to what type of highlighter you use, you're faced with big and small decisions every day. These problems can seem simple at first, but a little more thought may reveal the complexities within. The more you can think through these problems, the more likely it is you'll be noticed and promoted on the job.
  • Follow through is always going to be important to any employer. Picking a goal and sticking with it is often more important than any other natural gifts you may have. Anyone can excel at something, but it takes a dedicated person to apply themselves to reach a higher level.

Regardless of why you may choose to get your GED, remember that the investment is made for you and no one else. It's a way for you to jump-start your career by sticking with reasonable milestones. When you take the first step towards getting your GED, you take the first step towards a brighter future.

Contact Dimock Community Health Center to learn how to better yourself and explore different opportunities.