Job Hunting? The Best Jobs for Students

Natalie Bashore

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Considering a job? Teens sometimes get jobs during high school for extra spending money or even to save for college. Applicants beware: sometimes job hunting can be tricky.

There are many options for those who are wanting to get a job. Some things to take into consideration are:

  • Location– Make sure you can get to your job easily and relatively stress-free. The more likely you are to show up, the better your mood will be while you are working.
  • Schedule– Find a way to balance work and school, and make sure the job fits your schedule.
  • Experience– Know what kind of qualifications are needed for the job, such as CPR.

Junior Grace James agrees with these points. She said, “If you can manage a job then you can do it, although being a student is a student’s job, but if you can do it and still do school then you are good.” She prefers a job where she does not have to work every single day, since she is a student as well. James works as a lifeguard and a swim coach, and she is a hostess right now.

James stated that the best types of jobs for students are part-time jobs. Examples of this type of job include:

  • Animal Shelter Worker– This job hires employees to spend time with animals and clean out cages, and workers usually get paid minimum wage. This job also provides hands-on experience, although you may have to do some unpleasant things, like working with sick animals. Make sure the shelter that you choose is in a good location for you, and make your that their schedule fits your schedule. This job requires some formal education and education skills.
  • Arts and Crafts Productions and Sales– This job allows you to participate in summer art festivals and arts and crafts fairs. It is very interesting and fun, but you would have to pay for supplies and rental fees, and you may not replace a steady income. Make sure you choose a good area with people that may be interested in purchasing the artwork.
  • Online Business– The startup costs are minimalĀ  and it is a great way to get started on your desired career. Make sure your online business is on something that you like to do, and do your job on your own time.
  • Babysitting-Babysitters are paid well for their time, but the payment varies depending on the sitters age. CPR-certified babysitters are always in high demand for their services. Word of mouth referrals, references, and recommendations are critical to be known as a good and dependent babysitter. Parents looking for babysitters always want one that is on their best behavior. Find a family-friendly neighborhood and ask around to see of anybody needs your service, and let potential sitting families know of your schedule and terms.
  • Car Wash Attendant– People who work for this job never get bored, especially in the summertime. However, you can get soaking wet, ruined clothes, and get paid minimum wage. The good things about this job, though, are that you will get tips. This job is great for anyone who loves the great outdoors, but it can get busy. Make sure you have a set schedule so that you don’t get behind on the job.

Other great jobs besides those are working in retail, tutoring, working in a warehouse and distribution, or being a web designer.