If you looking for information to determine what resources are available for high school dropouts, then you’ll want to read this article. In it, I will give you some facts to consider about how society generally views high school dropouts, and how you can correct the situation if you are yourself a high school dropout.
It has become socially unacceptable and unexcusable to be a high school dropout. Almost any high-quality job requires that you have a high school diploma, or its equivalent. And if you’re able to get a job without one, in order to advance to a higher position, you’re going to need a proper education.
In 1999 the US Census Bureau reported that 55% of 25-year-old persons without a high school diploma didn’t report any earnings on their taxes. This means that one out of two people who are over 25 that are high school dropouts, do not have any reportable income. This has practically doubled from 10 years previous, illustrating that it is harder than ever to make money without a high school degree.
Let’s look at another shocking statistic — those who have a high school diploma earn, on average, $5,000 more a year than those who don’t. Simply by earning a diploma, if you work 20 years you would make $100,000 more. And that’s to say nothing about earning a high school education, to get into college, where the opportunity for advancement and increased pay is even higher.
So what can high school dropouts due to correct their situation? They can take online high school courses, to earn their diploma quickly, or they can take GED classes to earn the equivalent of a diploma. Both of these are great options for the person who is strapped for time, but still wants to go back and complete their education. This is because they work with your schedule so you can fulfill the necessary requirements, without straining your time.
If you’re going to take classes online, you must do so from an accredited institute. Otherwise, your degree will not help your career, nor let you get into college.
There are more options than ever today to go back and correct your situation, if you’re a high school dropout. Considering the facts above, it would be a wise financial investment for you to do so. Whether you do it online, or do it in a GED structured environment, I urge you to take the necessary steps to further your education today.