I got my GED a couple years ago, and was able to get a job shortly after. Now I’m interested in continuing my education, but I have no idea where to start?
I don’t know exactly what I’m supposed to do after getting my GED, that is, I don’t know how to go about applying for schools or what other tests I need to take or anything. What should I be doing?
I would go ahead and begin studying for the SAT. Take the SAT within a few months, then apply to a four-year university. Getting a bachelor’s degree will be EXTREMELY valuable for your career progression, regardless of what you want to do. Many employers use it as a minimum for hiring.
If you don’t feel you’d get into a four-year university right away, apply to a local community college and then transfer to a four-year school. Community colleges are also much cheaper — tuition everywhere is skyrocketing, especially in this horrible economy. It is tough to get a college education even if you wanted to because of the financial constraints.
But, big picture answer to your question — I say go for a four-year degree from a well-known university (this is key, employers want to see quality). You won’t regret it. Pick a field that really interests you. Good luck!