I have my GED, and I feel like I shouldn't even try to pursue EMS just because of that reason. I feel like I would make it look bad, and wouldn't be respected or taken seriously. I always feel awkward when people ask me what year I graduated, or what school I graduated from, and I have to respond with "I got my GED".
It was the decision I made, and I feel like there is nothing wrong with having a GED, but what matters more is what you do after you graduate. I guess I could say I feel depressed that I have my GED and want to pursue a career in EMS, because I might make it look bad, or it will make me look bad. I took a BLS class at the community college where my EMS training would be held, and I absolutely loved it. I got to meet some great people, and one of the instructors that teaches the EMT-B class that I would be taking, if I still decide to take it. For the past year, this is what I thought I would be doing to jump start a long, hard career in EMS. Although, for some reason, lately I have been putting so much emphasis on the fact that I have my GED, and nothing else. What are firefighternation's opinions/advice? Thank you -Alex
( Also, I don't want people to think that since I decided to get my GED, I'm a lazy, idiotic bum, so I'm going to pursue a career in EMS because I think it's easy, It's absolutely not easy. I know how hard I would have to work, and how long of a journey it is. )