Visit the official GED Testing Service website at www.acenet.edu for more information or call 1-800-62-MYGED (1-800-626-9433) to find your local GED Testing Center. The center… can tell you: .
Whether you can take the GED Tests .
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Other useful information A GED is a high school diploma equivalency, but a G.E.D and high school diploma can be VERY different actually, so if you can get a high school diploma while you have a G.E.D. it would be an improvement, not a waste of time. Having a high school diploma opens up a LOT more opportunity for you, the military for example only takes G.E.D. holders if you have a minimum of 15 college credits as well and there are many other companies and institutions who prefer diploma holders. So in short, you can get a lot farther in life and have it a bit easier if you get your high school diploma. A GED is an equivalency, but not realy some employers look right past a GED and if you trying to get in to the military (which i am so do not tell me i am wrong)itis much more difficult to do when u have a GED everything xhanges in a second and some jobs will not even let you get in with a GED so having a GED(which i have) realy sucks inthe long shot bc its very hard to make aliving bc everyone looks down on it(i really wish i would have stayed in high school)so when people say a GED is the same thing as a high school diploma they either have a high school diploma or are butt hurt that they did not stay in school like me promise u just try it join the army or marines or any branch try to get a good job where u are not breaking ur back try me ..please tell me im wrong because i can bet u can not......yes some may have been able to catch a break but you cant wait on that you have to bust your tail for a good living and now a days a good living still ain't enough....please tell me im wrong no one can because i have been working my tail off for 5 years just to survive so STAY IN SCHOOL AND IF YOU DONT TRY TO JOIN THE MILITARY THAT IS YOUR ONLY WAY OF SURVIVING ON THIS PLANET (MORE)
Having both accomplishes nothing and will not suffice for any "additional credits" or special ranking. You get one or the other ... in the working world, they each mean the sa…me thing: that you graduated high school. You cannot graduate twice. (MORE)
It depends on the college's admission policies, but in general, yesyou can. I know in the state of CA all you have to do is prove you are over18 and take the placement testin…g the college requires of you. Goodfor you for wanting to go back. Don't let anyone change your mind. (MORE)
Most trades do not require a high school diploma, but you must often enter a trade school. They are usually 2 month courses and between $1000- 3000. Some careers that you can …obtain in a trade school with out a high school diploma: .
HUMAN SERVICES ASSISTANTS .
TEACHERS ASSISTANTS .
CHILD CARE WORKERS .
HOME HEALTH AIDE .
DIRECT CARE WORKERS .
MEDICAL BILLER .
REFRIGERATION REPAIR .
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT .
DENTAL ASSISTANT .
VETS ASSISTANT .
CUSTOMER SERVICE .
SALES ASSOCIATE .
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The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the education and training required for a pharmacy technician. Most pharmacy techn…icians are trained on-the-job, but employers favor applicants who have formal training, certification, or previous experience. Strong customer service skills also are important. Pharmacy technicians may become supervisors, may move into specialty positions or into sales, or may become Pharmacists. Education and training. Although most pharmacy technicians receive informal on-the-job training, employers favor those who have completed formal training and certification. However, there are currently few State and no Federal requirements for formal training or certification of pharmacy technicians. Employers who have insufficient resources to give on-the-job training often seek formally educated pharmacy technicians. Formal education programs and certification emphasize the technician's interest in and dedication to the work. In addition to the military, some hospitals, proprietary schools, vocational or technical colleges, and community colleges offer formal education programs. Formal pharmacy technician education programs require classroom and laboratory work in a variety of areas, including medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmacy recordkeeping, pharmaceutical techniques, and pharmacy law and ethics. Technicians also are required to learn medication names, actions, uses, and doses. Many training programs include internships, in which students gain hands-on experience in actual pharmacies. After completion, students receive a diploma, a certificate, or an associate's degree, depending on the program. Prospective pharmacy technicians with experience working as an aide in a community pharmacy or volunteering in a hospital may have an advantage. Employers also prefer applicants with experience managing inventories, counting tablets, measuring dosages, and using computers. In addition, a background in chemistry, English, and health education may be beneficial. Certification and other qualifications. Two organizations, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians, administer national certification examinations. Certification is voluntary in most States, but is required by some States and employers. Some technicians are hired without formal training, but under the condition that they obtain certification within a specified period of time. To be eligible for either exam, candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, no felony convictions of any kind within 5 years of applying, and no drug or pharmacy related felony convictions at any point. Employers, often pharmacists, know that individuals who pass the exam have a standardized body of knowledge and skills. Many employers also will reimburse the costs of the exam. Under both programs, technicians must be recertified every 2 years. Recertification requires 20 hours of continuing education within the 2-year certification period. At least 1 hour must be in pharmacy law. Continuing education hours can be earned from several different sources, including colleges, pharmacy associations, and pharmacy technician training programs. Up to 10 hours of continuing education can be earned on the job under the direct supervision and instruction of a pharmacist. Strong customer service and teamwork skills are needed because pharmacy technicians interact with patients, coworkers, and health care professionals. Mathematics, spelling, and reading skills also are important. Successful pharmacy technicians are alert, observant, organized, dedicated, and responsible. They should be willing and able to take directions, but be able to work independently without constant instruction. They must be precise; details are sometimes a matter of life and death. Candidates interested in becoming pharmacy technicians cannot have prior records of drug or substance abuse. Advancement. In large pharmacies and health-systems, pharmacy technicians with significant training, experience and certification can be promoted to supervisory positions, mentoring and training pharmacy technicians with less experience. Some may advance into specialty positions such as chemo therapy technician and nuclear pharmacy technician. Others move into sales. With a substantial amount of formal training, some pharmacy technicians go on to become Pharmacists. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section. (MORE)
Yes do to the lake of fat people in the stats we should elimantat gym and build a brand new mcdonalds in there cafaterria. we should take some interest in this because canadia…ns are way healthier and more fit, we take pride and care in how we look!. (MORE)
NO! In almost every measurable way they do not do anywhere near as well. They tend to live shorter and less healthy lives. They make about 1/2 the income of a high school grad…. (which in turn makes about half of a college grad). Overall they tend to do very poorly, rarely owning their own home or have health care other then that handed out by the state. GED's help! Get your degree if you possible can! You will NEVER regret it! (MORE)
Typically, in order to be eligible to enroll in an accrediteduniversity a high school diploma or GED are required. However,there are several online resources you can use to ea…rn your GEDonline. (MORE)
You will need to check with a particular college to see if it accepts a GED instead of a High School Diploma. If you are 18 and get kicked out of high school and then get your… GED, the answer is probably not, or at least not at this time. If you are 30 and decide to get serious and decide to continue your education and get a GED, the answer is probably yes. Still, if you are 18 there might be a college that will accept you. (MORE)
High School Diploma. When Employers look at your diploma and they see that you completed school and gave fourth more effort. When they see a GED they see that you gave up and …were lazy about high school. (MORE)
They're supposed to be equivalent, but a GED is basically a huge neon sign that reads "I couldn't handle high school." You'd better have a good story prepared to tell why you …went that route. (Note: there are, certainly, legitimate reasons for getting a GED instead of finishing high school... the point is, potential employers are probably going to want to hear them, while no one is ever going to ask "So, why did you finish high school like everyone else, huh?") (MORE)
A GED is a type of high school diploma.... Most people that have these are dropouts who decided they needed something... this makes it look bad on paper, unfortunately. Exampl…e: the US Air Force requires a high school diploma, or a GED and 15 credit hours from a university. Homeschooled kids usually get GED's, but this just means they are disadvantaged when they have to say that they've only got a GED. If you are applying for something, and it says you have to have a GED, a high school diploma way exceeds this requirement. (MORE)
For most colleges it is not much harder at all, and in many it is about the same difficulty. You will want to have good GED scores though. Remember that just as with a high sc…hool diploma, the minimum requirements for achieving a GED are lower than the minimum requirements for entering a college. Typically you should also include information in the admissions essay about why you have a GED rather than a high school diploma. Keep in mind that "I hated my teachers and the other students suck" is generally not going to win you points with a college admissions comittee. (MORE)