Summer is finally here, and for a teenager that means finding a meaningful summer job to save money for college or just have some extra spending money. No matter what your reasons are for finding a job this summer, look no further than this article to help you find one of the best jobs!
This is a classic job that never goes out of style! During the summer months it can be hot and many homeowners do not want to brave the heat to keep their lawn looking stellar. This job is perfect for teens who enjoy not only getting dirty but also enjoy the outdoors, nature, and design. This job will help your teen gain creative skills, time-management, and responsibility. Since your teen can set his or her prices for lawn care, the amount of money your teen will earn this summer is all up to him or her!
Does your teen already know what he or she wants out of life? Then an internship is a great option. If your teen is interested in politics, then he or she should try to intern at her local congressman’s office! The possibilities are endless! Teens can connect with their high school guidance counselor to find internship experiences that are most appropriate to their career paths.
Summer means many people go on vacation so restaurants will need extra employees just to handle the tourist rush. Working in a restaurant is perfect for teens who have great social skills and enjoy interacting with the public regularly. Restaurant jobs don’t just mean being a waiter or a waitress. Teens working in restaurants can also work in such positions as hosts/hostesses, busboys/busgirls, and cooks.
Did your teen enjoy attending camp as a child and now wants to help children have similar great experiences? Then your teen should become a camp counselor! Camp counselor positions teach teens leadership and the position is also great for teens who are considering a career in education. Teens can spend time in the great outdoors, plus mentor young children which can result in the acquisition of such skills as conflict resolution and communication. Plus, teens live away from home during their time as camp counselors which will be a perfect test of their ability to live independently before college.
This is another great position for teen who would like to pursue a career in education! Many children need help staying fresh on the material covered in the previous school year or may even need help catching up to be on level with their other classmates. This is an example of another job in which teens set their wages. As an added benefit, your teen will be able to review knowledge he or she has already gained all while helping another student.
I hope this article has given you some ideas of which jobs would be great for your teen this summer. Happy summer!