With summer just days away, it’s time for many college students to start thinking about summer jobs. You could try starting your own business this summer, but if you’re not ready to take the plunge then there are still plenty of short-term jobs available that pay pretty well ($12 – $20 per hour on average).
On this list, I have deliberately left out positions like fast food and retail workers. You don’t need me to tell you about filling out an application at Burger King; plus many of the positions listed below can give you a head-start in your career.
These jobs aren’t just for college students, they fit nicely in our second stream of income series. If you need to earn a few extra bucks consider getting some experience with one of these jobs.
Click the link below each job for more information on what it takes to land the position.
If you know your liquors, know how to mix a couple dozen of the most popular drinks, and like the night shift, how about trying bartending?
Hotel Desk Clerk
Desk clerks require little to no training, and if you’re lucky you can land a job at a pretty nice resort.
Busy professionals are on constant lookout for reliable individuals who can keep their pets company.
Office assistant jobs can give you an early induction into the business world, and they can look great on a resume.
While the demand for these is obviously going to be much lower in the summer, there are still opportunities available, and it’s a great position for business and accounting majors.
Most teller positions only require a high school diploma and the ability to pass a background check.
You could possibly find a library assistant position without leaving your campus, and you can do some emergency studying as needed!
Being a nanny or babysitter can be fulfilling and teach important life skills for being responsible for another individual.
One of the highest paying jobs on the list. If you know the subject, you can tutor anyone from elementary to college age.
Fitness nuts this one is for you! You can work for a local gym, or take on private clients yourself.
Social Media Strategist
Get paid to spend time on Facebook and Twitter! Companies look for younger, net savvy people to promote their business online.
There are dozens (hundreds?) of online sites that will pay $20 or more for articles on a wide variety of topics.
Do you have a suggestion for a summer job for college students? Let us know in the comments!