Jobs you can get during High School



If you’ve been trying to find a job, look no further!

S. Manku, Student Life Editor

If you’ve been trying to find a job, look no further! This article will feature various jobs that you can do in high school. Some will be in-person and some will be online, so there’s something for everyone on this list!

The first things that come to mind when thinking of jobs are babysitting, dog walking and lawn mowing. These jobs are great if you want to work with people you already know, since most of them can be found within your neighborhood. You can ask people you know, or check online if anyone needs a babysitter or dog walker. Make sure you can verify that the person is real if you find them online and that you’re being safe. 

The second job is starting a Redbubble business. Redbubble is an online print on demand site where artists can upload their work for customers to purchase on products such as T-shirts, mugs, stickers and more. You must be 16 or older to sell your art on Redbubble but if you’re not 16 yet, you can work on art so that you already have items to sell once you’re 16! Redbubble is a great way to make some extra money on the side since the only extra work you have to do is upload your art. 

The third job may surprise you, but UHaul hires customer service representatives starting at age 14! For this job, you need a wireless headset, a quiet environment, and you need to make sure your device meets the requirements found at the bottom of the page. Visit the “UHaul” link for more information. 

Another great online job is tutoring! You can also tutor in-person if you’re comfortable with it. A great way to find clients is by posting on social media or asking your friends and family if they know anyone who needs tutoring. You could also ask your parents to check on Facebook groups since some parents post if they need a tutor for their child. 

If you want an in-person job, many places in the area are hiring. Companies such as Chick-Fil-A, Baskin Robbins, McDonald’s and Taco Bell hire at 14. To check if they’re hiring, try calling the location you’d like to work at and ask if they’re hiring. If they are, they will be able to direct you to how you can apply! Most other chains such as Walmart, Target, Michael’s, Dunkin’ and Starbucks will hire at age 16. 

If you don’t know where you want to work yet, there are websites such as indeed and snagajob which you can use to find available jobs in the area. Ms. Cotton, Green Level’s Career Development Coordinator, has a website with lots of resources including jobs you can apply for. You can also google “jobs near me” or ask friends and family if their business is hiring.