10 Summer Jobs
Summer always seems like a time spent at lakes and Six Flags, swimming pools and water parks. But for many, the reality of the holiday is long, hot days spent inside staring at a computer screen. Without school to take up the days, a summer job is a good way to pass the time and make a few bucks in the process.
1. Snow Cone Stand
You get the benefit of interacting with customers while working in a cool environment. Not only do you make minimum wage but you also get tips. You get paid to be social and make people happy with the delicious creations you made.
If you’re desperately wanting to get a tan and maintain it without having to take time out of your day just to lay in the sun, then why not people watch while you’re at it and occasionally save people? Of course, you would have to take Lifeguard courses at American Lifeguard Association in order to get a certificate. You only have to be 15 years old, learn CPR and be able to swim.
3. Fast Food
If you don’t mind learning the secrets to why McDoubles are only a dollar and be constantly on the go and never having a dull moment, then working in the fast food industry is perfect for you. Although you’re in a air conditioned area, you may break a sweat from all the cooking and moving you’ll be doing.
4. Firework Stand
Although it’s only in July, people will be preparing for Fourth of July all summer long. You probably will only work a few months but it’s a great way to avoid the awkward “two weeks notice” conversation with your boss.
5. Party Supply Store
There tends to be a lot more parties and birthday celebrations in the summer so it would be wise to look at places that sell party supplies. Most of the time, these type of stores hire seasonally, so you won’t have to worry about keeping the job throughout the year and having to worry about balancing school, a social life and a job.
6. Baby Sitter
Even though it’s summer for teens and younger, parents still have to work during the day. Although it sounds awesome to be home alone to us, it may not sound to great to a 2 year old baby. Most of the time, parents don’t want to have to pay for ridiculous fines at a daycare and would prefer a familiar face to watch their children. Ask locally, and you’ll find a job that is fun, develops a relationship with the family and has good hours.
Usually to pre-occupy your time in the summer, you would go to the mall and shop. Why not work at your favorite retail store and get a discount on all the clothes. Towards the end of the summer, back-to-school shopping extends to more than pencils and notebooks and retail will be in desperate need of extra workers.
8. Six Flags
While you’re friends are busy having fun waiting in lines for a 60 second ride, you get to make cash off of them. There’s more jobs there than just running a roller coaster. You could dress up as Daffy Duck, run games, be a server at a restaurant and more. The job possibilities are endless at Six Flags
Get ahead in your future career by taking an internship. Be careful when researching, some internships do not pay. It’s a great way to have experience in a workforce you plan on being in. You also have the benefit of having more references when applying to jobs, especially if they are the same job field.
10. Mowing Lawns
If you don’t want to get a job with long hours or co-workers and a maintained paycheck, then you could ask around your neighborhood. Look at lawns that need to be mowed and offer a low starting price.