Summer break is just weeks away, and if you haven’t found a summer job, now is the time to get started. As the saying goes, “The early bird gets the worm.” You don’t want to lose out on opportunities because of the increased competition as the end of classes – and summer break – draw near. Interested in retail, babysitting or hospitality? There’s a job for you! Take a look at some of the top jobs for students, according to Monster, for summer job search inspiration.
- Animal Caretakers
- Babysitter or Nanny
Do you love working with children? You could spend your summer watching children in their home or at a summer camp. There are countless opportunities for those looking for a babysitting or nannying job this summer.
According to Monster, the average hourly wage for babysitters and nannies is $14 per hour.
- Barista Fuel your caffeine obsession this summer by working at a local or chain coffee shop. Barista responsibilities include taking orders, creating drinks, and cleaning the facility. Baristas can make an average of $12 per hour, plus tips. Companies hiring baristas: Peet’s Coffee, Intelligentsia Coffee, and Dunkin’ Donuts. Find barista job openings on Monster.
- Brand Ambassador Brand Ambassador jobs are perfect for budding marketing students. These roles allow you to promote a brand you love at in-person events or through social media. Brand ambassadors can make over $35,000 a year, reports Monster. Companies hiring brand ambassadors: AT&T, Nordstrom, and Bits of Stock. Find brand ambassador jobs on Monster.
- Line Cook If you’re an aspiring chef, one of the best ways to get some hands on experience is to serve as a line chef. In addition to hourly pay, you’ll very likely get a free meal (or two) each time you work. According to Monster, line cooks make an average of $13 per hour. Companies hiring line cooks: Olive Garden, McDonald’s, and TGI Friday’s. Find line cook openings on Monster.
- Restaurant Server This particular job is especially popular with high school and college students. In addition to taking down orders and getting them right, you must also possess great customer service skills. Restaurant servers make an average of $11 per hour, plus tips. Companies hiring restaurant servers: Red Robin, Fricker’s, and local restaurants. Find server jobs on Monster.
- Sales Associate A sales associate can work in a variety of places, from a national retail chain to a local showroom. You will develop customer service skills as well as a detailed understanding of what it takes to run a business or franchise on a day-to-day basis. Monster reports that sales associates make over $28,000 per year. Companies hiring sales associates: The Home Depot, Nike, and J. Crew. Find sales associate openings on Monster.
- Social Media Assistant You don’t have to be social media savvy to land a job as a social media assistant – but it certainly helps. This role includes scheduling posts for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter on platforms like Hootsuite. A social media assistant can make over $45,000 per year, according to Monster. Companies hiring social media assistants: Ulta, Arizona State University, and Johnson & Johnson. Find social media assistant jobs on Monster.
- Tutor A tutor is a great job for a high school or college student. You can tutor in grade school, high school, or even your college peers. Tutors can make an average of $19 per hour. Companies hiring tutors: Care.com, Huntington Learning Centers, and Sylvan Learning. Find tutor jobs on Monster.
- Writer Writing students can begin adding to their portfolio before they even graduate. Many companies require freelance writers for blog posts, site content, and social media posts. According to Monster, writers can make an average of $25 per hour. Companies hiring writers: iHeart Media, Los Angeles Times, and Veterans Minute Media. Find writing jobs on Monster.