I am almost finished with my GED (general education)!

United States
July 14, 2011 4:24pm CST
I am almost finished with my GED! I am very excited. For those of you who may not know what a GED is, it stands for "General Education", which is what many choose to complete if they've dropped out of high school, but wish to still get an education. It's equal to a high school education, but you don't have to go all through high school to get it. There are just 5 courses you have to complete: Language Arts: Reading Language Arts: writing Social Studies Math Science You can have your GED in as little as couple months, but for some it takes a couple years. It just depends on how hard you work, and how fast you can complete the subjects. I am currently working on Language Arts: writing, and I am almost finished with it after only one day. After I finish, and take the final test, I will only have one subject left, science. It's so exciting, because it will be a very big accomplishment for me, and will enable me to move on with my education. After I finish my GED, I am going to try and find a job, as well as take some classes at the community college to further my education and increase my chances of getting a better, higher paying job. Eventually, I want to be an administrative assistant for a doctor's office, dentist's office, hospital, etc... basically anywhere that has a front desk. I will be the person who answers the phone, files paper works, schedules appointments, etc... It's what I want to do, even though it's nothing big or high paying. They pay is anywhere from $8 an hour to $15 an hour. Which isn't bad in my area. What about you? Are you getting your education, or have you already finished? What do you want to accomplish? What is the job/career you want, or are trying to get? Let's discuss!
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
14 Jul 11
congrats ! u are only 18 but u have excellent writing ability. I saw ur articles and marked liked it also. keep it up. complete whatever education u want to complete and then take up job, U seem to possess excellent communication skills and it will be useful for u in office also.
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• United States
14 Jul 11
Hi Angelee I am glad to hear that you are almost done with your GED. This will be good for your job applying as almost all jobs today require a high school and or GED equivalency in order to be hired. As for me, I am done with school as I have a Masters in Business and Administration. I have no plans of furthering anymore and have worked in my field. Good luck to you and hope that you can finish up real soon.
• United States
15 Jul 11
I will have to remember your skills someday. Yes this will be good for her as it will be the stepping stone for all future job paths.
• United States
15 Jul 11
Hi HWG and reallysuny, Thanks, and yes... I believe it will definitely help with getting a job. That is the main reason I am doing it. I think it's great that you have a Masters in Business and Administration HWG. That is a great accomplishment, and I am sure getting that type of education paid off. @reallysuny, you also have a very good education and I am sure that took some hard work. Good for you!
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@Angelgirl16 (2177)
• United States
17 Jul 11
Congratulation, on your decision not give up on getting an education, even if it is through the GED program. Some people just don't get the fact that regular school is not for everyone. Some people go all the way through the twelve years of school and do nothing with their lives afterward.Then, there are people like yourself who will go on to do positive things with their lives even though they acquire a GED. I know you will do great thing because you sound so determined to finish you program and move right on into community college courses, I think you have a very mature attitude about your future. I wish you all the best in you future plans.
• United States
16 Jul 11
Just by getting a GED you're doing better than most people out here. I graduated high school last year but almost dropped out when I was 16 to get my GED. My mom didn't want to put me through it so she told me that I have to go to public school. I'm not going to college though because I don't wanna be in debt up to my eyeballs, but communitty college isn't that expensive. It only gets expensive when you transfer into a four year college and some four year colleges don't accept credits from community college. I'm just saving myself the headache so my goal is just to get a job and or launch my blogging career. I'm just trying to keep my head above water and not repeat the same mistakes my mom made when she was younger.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
16 Jul 11
For me keep up the good work for me I finished computer science so good but I don't have a work now I only have a mini business.
• United States
15 Jul 11
Congratulations with your accomplishment. I know quite a few people who have tried to get their GED, but have been unable to. In the state of Ohio, it is actually more difficult to get a GED than if you had stayed in school and taken general classes. People working on GEDs here have to know algebra and trigonometry as part of the requirements. As a result, many people give up hope because it is too hard for them.School is important. I took all the college preparatory classes when I was in school. They were difficult but sometimes I end up using the information that I learned back then.
@bouncybug (615)
• South Africa
15 Jul 11
Congratulations for going out there and getting an education! Thats awesome. And you are far more likely to get hired and get paid well with some education behind you, so you should be very proud of yourself. And it will always be a good idea to take extra classes and improve your education even further! I am currently at college studying medicine and am hoping that one day soon I will be a doctor! I have two more years left until I am fully qualified, so I'm very excited about that!
• United States
15 Jul 11
Congrats. For me, well I am working on my associate degree for now.
@Shellyann36 (9181)
• United States
15 Jul 11
Congrats on your near graduation. I am glad to see that you are determined to finish your education by going to college as well. Jobs in the health field area always in demand and a good way to go. I worked in the health/mental health field for over 14 years. I am now a SAHM and I earn money by babysitting and online. I would like to go back to college one day but I don't really see it happening. I am not young anymore. Good luck with your bright future!