Post-secondary education is an expensive endeavor, which means that many students take on part time jobs to make ends meet. However, it can be hard to find a job pays decently well, that can work around a student’s chaotic schedule and still give them time to study.
To help you out, we offer 8 part time jobs that we think are great for students!
1. Online customer service representative
Online companies still need customer service representatives to make sure their customers know exactly what they’re buying and feel that their questions are getting answered. Companies like JJ’s House offer part time, online, customer service positions that permit you to work from home and still make money.
2. Babysitter or nanny
If you have younger siblings or are used to—and enjoy—spending time with children, a job as a nanny or babysitter can be a great way to make extra money. You can offer your services exclusively on nights or weekends, and you can often study quietly after the kids have gone to bed.
3. Animal caretaker
If you’re trustworthy, organized, and love animals, you can offer your services as an animal caretaker. Many people prefer to have their pets at home when they travel instead of in a kennel, which is why they hire trustworthy people to come visit their pets to feed and play with them. The hours are flexible and animals are great stress relievers!
4. Part time modeling
If you’re genetically inclined, modeling part time can be a great way to pick up some extra cash. Companies like VeryVoga employ part time models to model their clothing lines and help sell their products. So long as you’re photogenic and enjoy the idea of modeling, you could make some money spending a bit of time in front of a camera each week.
While the hours can be a bit wild, bartending is a great way to make plenty of extra cash and some great friends while you’re at it! These fast-paced, high intensity jobs are great for outgoing personalities who thrive under pressure.
6. Brand ambassador
Ever been at a concert or outdoor event and seen people handing out merchandise and enticing passerby’s? These are brand ambassadors. Brand ambassadors are paid to promote brand and products and to move merchandise. Another great and flexible job if you have an outgoing personality.
7. Bookstore employee
While many forms of retail can be great for students, many people find the calming environment of a bookstore a great way to make money while de-stressing. Organize books, help people find books, and help customers make purchases. Be warned—if you’re a book nut, you may spend all your money in store!
8. Bank Teller
Many banks will happily hire students to be their first level of customer service. If you are good with counting and equations and have a friendly demeanor, you may find that bank telling can be a great way to make some extra money on the weekends. The only downside is that most banks keep strict hours, so this position may be better if you have some flexibility in your class time.