We live where most of south Florida universities are located. Naturally, in the fast food chains and the restaurants are full with student employees. On one such evening, I was taking out a pizza from Dominos. I asked the lady about her college. She gave a smile and told about her college and major. She will work there for few more semester. She didn’t talk about her wages though, stating it was against the employer guidelines.
That incident generated the idea about writing this article. Previously we posted some unconventional ways of earning money in college. Here’s a comprehensive post about various ways you can earn money while getting your college degree.
When students go schooling, it is advisable that they supplement their income with part-time income from available jobs to lessen their student loan debt burden. The part-time job not only serves as an additional, it also serves to give the students this special experience that they need to employ when they finish their class work and move in to their first job.
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i) First, look out for an in-campus opportunity. Campus dining hall, libraries, sports center might have a few opening still left.
ii) Students also work as library attendants in local and school libraries. This often comes with some limitation on the amount of pay you can get.
iii) Work as a car dealer receptionist with many motor companies. Most of these openings appear to have a special preference for ladies compared to men.
iv) You could work as a Batista and earn perks of between $7 and $121 a day.
v) Look for a computer store worker and work in most companies computer stores. Good examples of such companies include the Apple stores, Google and Nokia stores.
vi) Look for a job of an arts instructor/graphics designer with many graphics companies and assist them to design logos and other high-end graphics. It is critical that you hold special affection for arts to take this position.
vii) Consider working as a bar tending jobs that are often available for people able to work late till night. The job is good for students and will pay minimal wages and double depending on the bar.
viii) Seek to work as a residence advisor to provide professional information to clients. You can only work on this job if you are specializing in related profession.
ix) Home painting is a perfect job for students in related careers. However even others can still work if they are flexible and fast learners.
x) Home plumbing is a good part-time job for plumbing students. It will give you the needed exposure and payment above the normal minimum wage.
xi) If you have advanced in painting courses, you could consider working as a part-time trainer for others who are lower than you in your college of other institutions.
xii) Working as a gym advisor in a local gym will earn you higher wages compared to other part-time jobs. You need to be specializing in this area to qualify.
xiii) If you are a sports student, you could become a trainer for attending to people coming to do exercises for physical fitness.
xiv) Amidst the fast rising internet marketing, you would work as a SEO writer where you are given different key words and required to write contents for marketing.
xv) Consider working as an online sales staff. Sites such as eBay, CafePress, and BuyMyTronics among others have options where you buy and sell staff on their site.
xvi) You could also work as a blog reviewer in your area of specialization. Paid blogging sites will pay you to review their information before it can be made available to clients.
xvii) Work as a writer for different clients who post their work on sites such as elance, freelancers and ezine and even associate content. These sites provide content for companies that want to market their products or even enlighten their consumers.
xviii) If you know a second or a third language, most common with international students, you can be employed as interpreter on part-time basis. Look out for local job listings regularly.
xix) For it students, they could work as systems analysts with many IT forms and telecoms in their states.
xx) Supermarkets are always looking for students to employ on part timer basis to assist in packing items and even working in stores.
xxi) Most local audit firms will seek part-time students to work as assisting auditors especially for entering different data.
xxii) Work as a baby sitter in your nearby home taking for your children as their mothers go to work. The task requires great passion to complete.
xxiii) Online consulting is an appropriate job for students as they assist online clients with differing problems in their areas of specialization.
xxiv) Ushering in sporting events is a good part-time job for students especially in events management and front office operations.
xxv) Book reviews is an online job you can take to assist book writers understand the impact and effectiveness of their work.
xxvi) Nanny caregiver involves taking care of the elderly in care homes and advisable for students in healthcare programs.
xxvii) Take the job of a Child care teacher and train parents and lower level teachers.
xxviii) As a part-time Bank cashier you will handle financial transactions at the counter.
xxix) Work as a field researcher with scientific firms seeking to explore different aspects of their areas. For example, medical researchers.
xxx) Laboratory technician is a perfect part-time job for college students especially in local clinics and high schools.
xxxi) Working as a rescue worker trainer will help you impact your skills to learners of disaster management.
xxxii) Blood donation assistant is a great part-time task for clients in medical classes that will ensure all people are effectively
xxxiii) Fire fighting part-time worker will give you a chance to prepare the rescuers and plan all aspects of disaster recovery.
xxxiv) If you are taking courses in music, you could work as a part-time guitar or piano trainer in a local academy.
xxxv) Work as a part-time photographer with different companies that report about nature and even events.
xxxvi) As an artist student, you can work as a drawing specialist with a local press such as newspaper or online magazine.
xxxvii) Work in different web design firms as a web designer. Many of them take tasks from clients and you design the sites.
xxxviii) Choose to work as a swim lessons instructor in the local gym club or restaurant.
xxxix) End of day staff is a good part-time job where you collaborate with teachers in maintaining cleanliness and other tasks after class. I know a PhD student who earns a little on the side by teaching a professor’s son.
xl) As a sales part-time associate, you will be required to handle all sales work and perhaps even enter it in the company system.
xli) As a part-time housekeeper, you will be responsible for cleanliness and operations of guest rooms.
xlii) Work as a customer care representative in a local hotel to receive clients and affirming their details.
xliii) As a direct support professional in a hospital, you will assist people with mental disabilities in health facilities.
xliv) Consider working as a moving associate and work for 10-25 hours per week in loading units.
xlv) You could work as a landscape laborer in designing flower beds and lawns in homes and institutions.
xlvi) General warehouse laborer. You will work on tasks like loading trucks and packing different products.
xlvii) Math or English tutor. This position involves training your children and international students’ math or English on part-time basis.
xlviii) Banquet staff. You will work in arranging flowers in hotels, wedding rooms, and other events regions. The jobs are many especially in summer.
xlix) Admission assistant in a local college of school is a perfect task during news students’ entry, events and even out of class lessons.
l) Juvenile counselor is a perfect task for psychology students. The tasks are located in correctional facilities.
li) A referee is you are a student in sports and have skills on refereeing; you could work part-time especially when students are having games.
If you’re a student, one of the ideas could fit to your situation. Don’t hesitate, and take up a job. A few hours a day most of the students can spend away from studies.
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