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5 Part-Time Jobs Available for Students

Whether you're in high school or college, a part-time job is a phenomenal way to develop work experience, enhance your resume, and make connections—all while getting paid!  By Charlie Creskoff
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Lifeguard and Child

So, if you’re ready to get to work, consider if one of these student-friendly positions is right for you.

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary assistants support veterinarians and animal shelters in a variety of ways. They provide food and water to animals, record important health information, assist in the administration of vaccines and treatments and more. Some clinics and shelters will want you to have 1-2 years of experience caring for animals, while others are willing to provide all training. Reach out the hiring manager or doctor to find out what their specific requirements are for this position.

Camp Counselor

Camp counselors are the backbone of summer camps. They are responsible for supervising groups of children and leading them through a wealth of fun activities. Because there are so many different types of summer camps—from STEM programs to river rafting adventures—camp counselors can work in a variety of settings. Additionally, The Salvation Army operates 42 residential summer camps and hundreds of day camps across the country. The Salvation Army hires summer staff, including high school and college students, to work as counselors, nurses, lifeguards, arts and crafts directors and more. If you’re interested in working at a Salvation Army camp, visit peermag.org/work-at-camp to find a camp near you.


Baristas craft coffee beverages, but that’s not all they do. In addition to this, they typically serve pastries, answer questions about the menu, provide customer service and may also be responsible for selling coffee products such as grinding equipment or coffee beans.


Lifeguards are in charge of the safety of everyone at a pool or beach. They enforce swimming rules, monitor the environment and must be CPR certified in case of emergencies.


Babysitters supervise children while parents or guardians are away. Typically, they will engage the kids with art projects and crafts and make snacks or meals. Babysitters may also help out with homework time or a variety of other duties per the parents’ request.

Photo via The Salvation Army Southern Territory

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