School’s out. Summer can be a chance to chill or a chance to get ahead and earn some money for a Summer job. You don’t have to do these all Summer, but it’s worth doing for a little while. Here are some of the best jobs a teenager can get:
It’s a daunting job, you’re essentially living away from home and are in charge of a lot of strangers, but it’s also an invaluable job. From the people I’ve spoken to who have been camp counselors, they consider it life-changing and only for the better. It improves so many skills that help you in life, such as leadership, conflict resolution and communication, and you come out a better mature person. A big job that pays off well in responsibility.
Stores are always looking for teenagers over the Summer. It’s an ideal job because they understand the limitations of your time. Customer service, operating cash register and stocking shelves is great for light exercise and practice in public interaction. The best part is a reliable wage, which is usually a couple dollars above minimum.
Similar to a retail sales job, a food service job involves a lot of public interaction, which is a great skill to gain. It also gives great experience in working as a team and allows you to appreciate the hard work your waiter or waitress gives during everyday life. But it isn’t limited to waiting, there’s also busboys/girls, delivery, cooks and hosts/hostesses. Added bonus of tips too.
Although this requires connections with people who really trust you, house or dog sitting is a great way to earn a lot of money if you have plenty of free time. Depending on the customer, you could earn around $50 just spending the night over at someone’s house.