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Top 7 Summer Jobs for Teens

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Picking up a summer job is a great way to gain work experience, make new friends, and earn some cash! Here are our top picks:

CAMP COUNSELOR

Do you enjoy being outdoors, working with kids, and leading others? If so, consider applying to be a summer camp counselor! Bonus: If you apply to an over-night camp, you’ll get the chance to live away from home for a while and test out your independence.

YOUTH SPORTS REFEREE

Am I qualified for that? Yes, youth sports referees require some training and certification, but the entry-level certification is only a day-long program. There are so many summer tournaments which allow teen referees to schedule multiple games in a day or weekend, resulting in a substantial paycheck!

PET SITTER OR DOG WALKER

Animal lovers: This one’s for you! Start up your own business, set your own prices, and establish your own hours. It’s a great way to earn extra cash and keep a flexible summer schedule. Try posting on local neighborhood Facebook pages to advertise your services.

TUTOR

Tutoring is a great side-gig if you’re academically inclined, and you’ll get to set your own prices and hours. Try asking a few teachers if they know anyone looking for a tutor, or post flyers on community boards—these can usually be found at libraries, grocery stores, and coffee shops.

RETAIL

Working in retail is a great way to build your people skills. Look for openings at your favorite store—they probably offer an employee discount! You might even be able to continue your retail job part-time during the school year.

GOLF COURSE CADDY

I know what you’re thinking—who wants to follow people around all day? Trust me, when they tip you 50% or more, you will! While the hourly pay may not be great, the tips make it a worthwhile way to spend your summer. To be a caddy, you will need to understand the game of golf, the course where you work, and have the ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time.

LIFEGUARD

This one requires a little more preparation—lifeguard and CPR training are a must. For those who like to spend time outdoors, swim, help others, (and look cool!) it’s a great option.

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