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Why Completing High School is Important - Job List After High School

Updated on November 12, 2016
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She is a Writer and Author. She's inspired by Eric Thomas, Les Brown, Charles Stanley, Myles Munroe, and Napoleon Hill.

Completing High School

I know many high school students heard this before "You need to finish high school to get a good job." Some high school students know they have to go the extra mile, in order to get a good job when they finish high school. But not only that, high school graduates can also be a CEO of their own company as well. Going to college to gain a career is a great options, a career has long term potential, unlike just getting a job after high school. Some high school graduates can do all 3: go to college, get a part-time job, as they gain a lifelong career. With those 3 options owning your own business should be easy.

If you're the type of person that wants to be the CEO-- owner of your own company, then you would definitely have to finish high school. And also along the way, between high school and college, find out what it is that you are really good at doing. For instance: if you are really good in Art or Modeling; then you may want to have Art classes in middle school and high school. And you may want to also select Art classes in college.

Most vocational/trade schools won't accept individuals that don't have a high school diploma.

Jobs After High School

There are other classes in college to help with Art majors and Modeling:

  • Acting class
  • Drawing and other Art classes
  • Photography class
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Joining theater, drama, and plays

But whatever college courses you choose after high school is your choice. Some students may want to have 'business courses' or 'psychology courses,' etc.

Many jobs after high school will deal with math skills, even working at a 'fast food' place will deal with using math skills. There are times when 'computers are down' and the computer can't do the counting for you; this is when you will need a paper and pen to jot down the math for your customer's receipt and left over money.

Other jobs may require multiplication math skills such as 'carpenter jobs.' Employees would need to measure cabinets and other furniture items. The wood would have to be measured before the finishing product which is the furniture item.

Completing high school is so important; it will lead you on the right path. If you're applying to college and a job; try getting a part time job on the days you attend college. But if you want to focus directly on college and not take on a job, then that's a great idea also.

There are many Jobs to apply for after high school

  • Waitress
  • Cook
  • Fast food employee
  • Clothing store employee
  • Car wash employee
  • Landscaping
  • Grocery store employee
  • Receptionist or Office Clerk
  • Caregiver for the elderly
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Flower shop - Floral designer
  • Customer service representative
  • Etc.

It's a great idea for many high school graduates to further their education by attending a vocational school or college courses.

Completing High School
Completing High School

After Graduating High School

After graduating high school it's a good idea not to sit around your home playing video games too many days. You might want to try getting to college as soon as possible, this way you are still in the habit of getting up, getting dressed, and getting right to business.

On job applications there's an option box to choose your 'level of education.' The application boxes might have: high school, GED, vocational training, college, AA degree, etc. And with these options on an employment application, you want to check off boxes that pertain to your 'level of education.'

Some high school graduates might want to start a family one day. And your children will want to have someone to look up to, when it comes to education. Showing your children your high school diploma will motivate them more to get there high school diploma as well. The reasons to finish high school are endless. My reason for finishing high school was because my Mom told me that no one in our family finished high school. I was the first one to finish high school in our family, it is flattering but it also hurts. I'm also happy that my Mom went back to night school to get her G.E.D., she did really well.

It's a great feeling knowing that members of your family have a high school diploma. "Knowledge is power" this is true, the knowledge of education will get most people further in life. I know some people also heard the phrase "Don't be a fool stay in school."

© 2012 Brinafr3sh


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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      @ Lady_E, Your correct and on point. Yeah many women want to have the fairy-tale love life first, above their priorities. Which is not how we should have our priorities line up. We have to take care of ourselves first when it comes to success and careers. Thanks for your comment.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Well written, Brina. I have also noticed that many women don't finish school, get married, have kids.... then sadly, when they Divorce, they feel lost because they were reliant on their spouse and there is no education to fall back on. So, they end up getting very low paid jobs.

      For those who have dropped out, it's a good idea to study later in life. It was really nice of your mum to go to night school. It's never too late.

      Brilliant Hub, my Lady.