There are plenty of part-time jobs to be filled on and off campus. From tech support to the banking industry, we break down the top jobs for college students.
If you're good at handling money and people and are able to be on your feet all day, consider working as a bank teller. Tellers work directly with customers by handling transactions including check cashing, depositing, payment collecting and resolving customer issues. According to payscale.com, the average hourly pay for a bank teller is between $8.31 and $12.89.
It may seem like a job for neighborhood teens, but watching other people's kids requires good people skills, patience and creativity. Babysitting can be provide good experience for students looking to major in teaching, child care, or any other children-related work and can have downtime that allows for studying or homework time. According to payscale.com, the national hourly rate for a babysitter is between $5.10 and $11.92.
Why not have fun while making money? Depending on the state, bartenders need to be 18 or 21 years old. While standing behind the bar can be a great way to earn good cash, it's is demanding and holds odd hours. You must be a people-person, quick on your feet and knowledgeable on alcoholic beverages and be able to serve quickly. Payscale.com reports bartenders make an average $5.10 to $11.72 per hour with an added potential to earn more from tips.
Mail / Print Center Attendant
If your college has a mail room, and you can work independently this may be a great place for you. The work is physically grueling and can help hone your organizational skills.
Dorm/Building Desk Attendant
Desk attendants monitor people coming in or out of a building. This type of job can be found in office and residential buildings as well as college dorms. If you’re not a night-owl, this job may not be for you since many of the shifts are overnight. Payscale.com reports the national hourly rate for this job title between $7.60 and $13.41
Campus Tech Support
If your tech savvy, your college may have a campus tech support division that helps students and teachers with all different kinds of computer issues.
Show some school spirit on the job: College book stores are always looking for help, especially around the end and start of semesters. Some positions may include, cashiering, stocking merchandise, customer service and store cleaning and maintenance.
Fitness Center Employee
Stay fit and get paid at the same time. Jobs at a fitness center jobs include a variety of positions to personal trainer, fitness instructor to front desk receptionist and could potentially earn between $9.75 and $20.13 per hour, according to payscale.com.
It may be hard to find a part-time job that fits the needs of a gruesome collegiate schedule, but here are positions that offer flexible schedules to work around your academic obligations.