Summer is almost here! Even though it’s only mid-April, if you are a high school or college student, you should be preparing for your summer job NOW before the mad rush.
The last day for some colleges is the end of April/middle of May, and that will be here before you know it. So will finals, and you shouldn’t be searching and applying to jobs when you should be studying. If you’re in college and have picked a major, try to get a job in the field you’re going into – it will look great on your resume!
If you’re in high school and want a summer job, you’ll have to start looking now as well, since those on summer break in college will scoop up your jobs before you even have the chance to apply!
15 Summer Job Ideas:
I feel like this is the quintessential summer job. You can lifeguard at the local pool – or the beach, if you’re lucky enough to live on the coast or near a body of water. You’ll need lifeguard training and CPR training, so it’s best to get a jump start on getting these certifications now. In addition to getting paid, you’ll get to enjoy the weather and get a tan.
Jobs similar to this:
- Beach/pool pass collector
- Snack bar personnel
- Beach butler/concierge
2. Ice Cream Shop Worker
Are you a social butterfly that also loves dessert? This is the place for you. The local ice cream shop jobs are the most coveted where I’m from, and it’s been that way for years. Work at either an ice cream or Italian ice shop.
3. Camp Counselor
I did this one summer – I wanted something that would be good on my resume for teaching and thought this would be beneficial. For that reason, I became a camp counselor at a local elementary school and I wanted to get my foot in the door. I actually was able to get a job here when I got out of college, so it worked out really well!
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This is a great job for those of you who want to go into childcare. With websites like Care.com , it’s easy to connect with people who are looking for babysitters and nannies. You can even ask around – there are always people looking for reliable and responsible individuals to babysit their children.
5. Coach/Sports Instructor
Are you an athlete? This is a great job for you! You’ll get to hone your skills and get a workout in daily if you’re an instructor and even get some coaching experience in, which is excellent if you want to go into that field in the future!
Though this isn’t a typical job with specific hours, you can make your own schedule and collect a nice paycheck. You can also get some experience in if you’re headed into the education sector.
7. Restaurant Personnel
There are so many restaurant-related jobs you can choose from. You can even work in fast food at a restaurant or at the mall’s food court. There are so many possibilities and restaurants are always looking for part-time workers.
Jobs like this:
8. Retail Worker
There are dozens of interests you can have that can dictate where you work in retail – from fashion to video games to electronics. You can even work at department stores, chain stores, or boutiques.
9. Uber Driver
Do you have a car, enjoy driving and are you over 18? You get to make your own hours and don’t have to deal with a boss. You’ll get to meet new people every day and may even get good tips.
Are you into cars and are you over 18? You’ll get to drive many different cars – some rare luxury vehicles too, if you are a valet!
11. Game-Related Worker
Are you always looking to have a great time? Help other people have fun while you work!
Jobs like this:
- Laser tag worker
- Paintball worker
- Boardwalk game worker
- Mini golf worker
- Amusement Park worker
- Video game store personnel (you can get discounts on your favorite games too!)
12. Golf Club Personnel
Do you enjoy golfing? Use your expertise and become a caddy. You can even work at the club’s restaurant or work on the “snack cart”, where you can drive a golf cart around and provide patrons with drinks and snacks.
Jobs like this:
- Mini golf personnel
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13. Concert Venue Worker
Like music? You can see some of your favorite bands and singers for free while making money!
Jobs like this:
- Snack bar worker
- Kiosk worker
Either work for yourself or work for a team of people and mow lawns, plant, and tend to people’s landscaping around their home. You’ll be outside a lot, so you’ll get to enjoy the hot weather and be around nature.
If just getting work experience is more important to you, you can be an intern. Once in a while, there are paid internships, but most of the time they’re free. Popular internships could go quickly, so now is a good time to sign up.
What job are you thinking of applying to this summer? Share in the comments below!