My brother just turned eighteen and has decided to quit school to find a job. He has yet
to graduate high school and only has six months left to get his diploma. I warned him it is bad idea
to quit school without a high school diploma. He has such little time left in high school and there are so
many reasons to finish. What he doesn’t know are the benefits of having a high school diploma such as
being able to make more money, having a better job security, more career opportunities and furthering
Just to begin, the first reason to finish high school is for a higher salary. The difference in salary
with someone who has a high school diploma is an average $550 a ...view middle of the document...
Thirdly, having a high school diploma can open up job opportunities. Having a high school
diploma tells employers that you can work hard and that you have mastered basic reading, math and
social skills. Even high school dropouts who eventually get a GED diploma don’t fare as well as high
school graduated. A July 2006 article noted that the U.S department of labor found that a high school
diploma meant you were 36.5 percent more likely to get a job then those who don’t have a diploma.
There are many jobs that only a person with a high school diploma can get such as a
office clerk, pharmacy technician, automotive service technician, dental assistant and much more. The
jobs that don’t require a high school diploma are fast food restaurants, cashiers, construction/laborers
and waiters. Obviously the total list of jobs within your grasp with a diploma backing you is a lot larger
than this. With a high school diploma, you are able to seek employment in a variety of entry-level
careers that do not require further education. Without a diploma, the chances of finding a rewarding
career that pays is low. The sad reverse to this fact, the list of jobs available to you without a diploma is
not much bigger than previously discussed.
Fourthly, an important reason to finish high school is to become a role model for others
especially for your family and friends. Being able to show that you accomplished high school and got
your diploma shows a lot of responsibility and what can come from hard work. If you expect your
children and grandchildren to stay in school and get there diploma you must practice what you preach
and show that if you can do it they can do it to. You are also a greater example of a person to those
whom you meet everyday. Achieving your diploma is a vital step in doing your part as a member of
society at large.
Last but surely not least, The most important reason to finish high school is to further ones
education. In having a high school diploma one can further their education either at a community
college, university or accredited online university. Without a diploma post secondary colleges will not