There are many advantages to earning a high school equivalency, from finally completing a major goal to being able to help your children with their homework. It might seem hard to finish your high school diploma, but it can make all the difference in your life and for your family. Here are four of the top reasons why finishing your diploma makes sense.
- Open the door to new opportunities. Given the rapid changes in technology, education is more important than ever. By completing a high school degree, you can apply for a wider variety of jobs and open the door to a college education. Year after year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more employment opportunities are possible when you have a high school degree. But perhaps more importantly, you’ll have a great feeling of confidence after successfully conquering such a big goal.
- Opportunity to earn more money. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that high school graduates can earn on average $8,000 more per year than those without such a degree. Over the course of a lifetime, those with a high school degree are expected to earn more than 30% more than their peers who don’t have a diploma. Best of all, practice through your local adult education center can be free to prepare for the test. Enter your ZIP code at the top of the site to get started.
- Help your family and your kids. Impeading, math and overall academic skills can help as a parent. Research shows that reading to children at an early age can help them do better in school. If you finish your high school education, you’ll be able to help your children with their homework — from social studies to science. Earning your high school degree can also inspire your children, family members and loved ones to continue and complete their own education.
- Resources are available to help. There are adult education centers in your local community that can help you prepare for the GED®, HiSET® or TASCTM test. Best of all, most of them are completely free. Enter your ZIP code at the top of this site to find a program in your local community. Your local program will help prepare you for and guide you through the testing process. The path toward your high school equivalency diploma starts here.