With the summer season upon us, many teens are getting jobs to fill their time, but plenty of teenagers like to work during the school year as well. Here’s a list of some good jobs for teens to help them earn extra cash and gain basic work skills.
Jobs in fast food restaurants are often available for teenagers. In fact, what would places like McDonalds and In-N-Out Burger do without teens. Workers get training and there are very clear policies and work rules, which offers good experience for future years in the workforce. The downside is that the hours can be very difficult, including late nights on weekends.
Waiters and Waitresses
These jobs can be harder to get for teens, as older teens and college kids often get these jobs. That said, these jobs are out there and it’s worth trying as the work environment can be better than fast food. You’ll learn skills on how to deal with people and manage problems.
Dishwashers and bussing tables
There’s nothing glamorous about these jobs. They basically require very hard work and tough hours. Yet this is often the first step to server jobs as a kid gets older. if you work hard and show that you are dependable, you’ll be able to get better jobs in the restaurant.
Jobs for kids bagging groceries are not as common as they used to be, but they are still out there.
Lawn care has become more professional over the years, but teens can still make a buck and learn some entrepreneurial skills by finding and servicing clients who need help with their lawn care. It also doesn’t hurt to learn more specialized skills for landscaping, and looking for a job with a landscaping company can be a great idea for lots of teens.
Does anyone get the daily newspaper any more? Sure they do, though I suspect this isn’t as lucrative as years ago.
If you’re a smart kid who is good at explaining things, think about tutoring younger kids. This kind of work can earn a nice hourly wage if you’re good at it.
In today’s world, teens often know more than adults about computers and electronics. You can advertise your services online and help people fix their computers and hook up their electronics.
This is always a great option for teens, and some of them earn big bucks doing this.
This is the ultimate work for summer. Like lawn care, there are many people who don’t want to spend time washing their cars, but they don’t want to use a car wash. Of course this presents an opportunity.
Sell stuff online
If you can figure this out, why work for someone else?