Why Penn Foster?

  • Accredited
  • Self-Paced
  • Supportive
  • Low monthly payments

Career Information

You live in the real world and you’re aware of the demands. We’ll help you learn what it takes to meet them and find a job that fits you. High school graduates earn an average of $388,000 more throughout their career than non-graduates,¹ and $3,600 more in annual earnings over someone with just a GED.²

You will be well-prepared to get the job you want with Penn Foster’s help and career services. There are a lot of opportunities for High School graduates, and Penn Foster offers electives to get you started, like art, music, economics, and career concentrations.

Penn Foster’s Career Services

Career Cruising

We’ve partnered with the career development expert, Career Cruising, to help High School students like you, do more with the skills that you have. You’ll get more than just job listings and resume tips. As soon as you enroll, you’ll get advice from real career experts, take quizzes to help you make choices, and create a customized profile online to capture your progress. We know that you want more than just a High School Diploma. Start using our career resources as soon as you enroll, and get a head start on your career. Our career tools include:

  • Lifetime Portfolio. Set up your own career portfolio that displays your skills. Store everything you're working on, including your assessments and resume.
  • Career Snapshots. Access to real-world overviews of careers, insight into the responsibilities asked of you, potential earnings, and a pathway on moving up in certain fields.
  • Employment Guide. This guide has everything you need to prepare for a career, including useful tips for job hunting, interview do’s and don’ts, and on-the-job success factors.
  • Resume Builder. You don’t need to start with a blank sheet of paper. This feature divides your resume into manageable components, and provides helpful guidelines, samples, and suggestions.
  • Local Job Postings. With a comprehensive job database, your next step is to find businesses that are hiring.

¹ The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states high school graduates earn, on average, over $9,700 more per year than individuals without a diploma. Our estimate is based on a 25-year-old who works full-time for 40 years.

² http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/educ/educ_attain_slides.pdf

Hear from Successful Penn Foster High School Graduates

Click on the links below for some inspiring stories of High School graduates who got their start because of the education they received from Penn Foster High School:

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