Jobs For Teens: Need a job but stuck in highschool? Chill out, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Check out our list jobs for highschool students and teens!
Don’t miss your chance to meet hiring managers and apply for a job! Both summer and year- round employers will be ready to meet you and get you set on applying for many positions. This free event is just for TEENS ages 16-19. Come prepared with your resume and business-appropriate dress attire. Resume and application help will be available during the job fair.
Jobs For Younger Teens
Newspaper delivery person
Delivering newspapers and flyers can be a good way to make some spending money and get a bit of exercise. The average hourly wage for newspaper delivery people works out to about $7.88.1 But how much money you earn depends on how many papers you deliver (and how often you deliver them). Some routes are daily, while others are two or three times a week. And some require you to work very early in the morning. You’ll be expected to deliver papers on all scheduled days, rain or shine.
Babysitting gives you experience at working with kids, which can help if you ever plan to enter the field of early childhood education or any other career that involves working with children. To increase your chances of being hired as a babysitter, take a course through the Red Cross, YMCA, or 4-H in order to learn essentials of the job such as basic first aid. Once you’ve taken classes, you can determine how much to charge. (Babysitters typically set their own rates.) One study found that the average rate for babysitting in the U.S. is $15.71 an hour.2 Keep in mind that a few states do have minimum ages for babysitting. The oldest minimum age is in Illinois, which requires you to be older than 14 before being left alone without adult supervision.3
Performer on stage or on screen
Do you dream of a career in the performing arts? You can acquire some experience now. Although young performers are exempt from national labor laws, many states have their own regulations. Talk to your parents if this is a field that interests you so that they can help research your state’s laws.
To get started, check out drama classes at school and audition for community and school theatrical productions. Look for any opportunities to be in front of an audience—whether you’re paid or not. Any time on stage (or on screen) is good for developing your talents and getting your name out there.
Many adults struggle to check off all the tasks on their to-do lists. And many senior citizens aren’t able to do as much as they used to. You can help them out—and make some money—by assisting with basic tasks and errands. For example, you could mail a parcel for a senior, walk a neighbor’s dog, or shovel snow off of sidewalks in your neighborhood. With a little creativity and some entrepreneurial spirit, this can be a great approach to making extra cash, whether you’re looking for after-school or weekend jobs. For teens, this flexibility is a big bonus.