5 PART-TIME JOBS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Ilanded my first-part time job during the summer months. Believe me it was a perfect fit. I was never interested in working at fast-food restaurants or retail stores, however, I did work for a bowling alley and the tips were great! I have always been intrigued by working in an “office,” having a set up with a desk and telephone. During my Junior year of high school, I volunteered to work for the Dean of the school, answering phone calls, taking messages and some filing. When the summer months were approaching, I spoke with the Dean and she put in a good word for me to work the summer at the Superintendant’s Office. I loved it so much that it actually led me to other office jobs and eventually in the corporate arena and a law firm.
These jobs taught me how to manage money, handle responsibility, and how to deal with the general public. They were invaluable experiences and provided me with some much-needed autonomy and financial freedom.
1. Web Designer
Web designers are always looking for remote interns that have technical skills in web design or web development. This will help to enhance your skill and can lead you to owning your business that will flourish rewards beyond high school. Working remotely allows you to set your own schedule while earning great money.
2. Animal Shelter Worker
If you want to become a veterinarian and love animals, working at an animal shelter could be a great part-time job while you are in school. It will provide hands-on experience while you get to spend time with the animals. Shelters hire minimum-wage employees. Most of the responsibilities are to clean out their cages. The job can be messy and heart-wrenching when the animals are sick; however, it can be rewarding when the animals are nursed back to health.
3. Landscaper/Lawn Care
When I was a kid, my parents did their own landscaping. Saturday, the whole family would be outside raking leaves and pulling up weeds. Today, landscaping is a major market. Now, people pay a small fortune to have their lawns mowed and their hedges trimmed each week. I paid $175 per month for 4 visits from a lawn care service. If you could line up five customers, one for each day of the week, you will “rake” in the money. During the winter months, you can shovel snow from driveways and sidewalks.
Jobs that allow you to set your own schedule during school months can be advantageous for someone who enjoys helping others to learn. It pays just as much as baby sitters and sometimes more. Parents pay good money to have their kids tutored so they can succeed. Tutoring is big business now for elementary school students, or helping a fellow classmate get those calculus questions right. There are a number of corporate tutoring entities, like Sylvan Learning Center, but you can offer your services as a tutor for less money, and with a more personal experience.
5. Arts and Crafts Production and Sales
The art wold is amazing and ever abounding. Teens and tweens who have artistic skills often spend time in their craft and search for a market that can sell their work. The holiday season offers great opportunities to sell in school festivals. Churches hold arts and crafts fairs, and eager shoppers line up to buy Christmas ornaments, wreaths, and last-minute gifts. Booth and table rental costs vary, but if you partner with a friend or a neighbor who also has items to sell, it won’t cost as much and you can help each other out. Sales however, can be sporadic, and the money won’t replace a steady income. You can also set up shop online. Consider selling your arts and crafts on Etsy.