Restaurant industry jobs seem to be the top employment industries for students because of the large range of said establishments around college campuses and the flexible hours.
Life is expensive, more so for students who have to buy textbooks, parking permits, and all those energy drinks to stay up for all-nighters. We all need money, and those of us who lack a strong financial support from our families have to find jobs in order to make ends meet.
Chemistry major and Amazon employee, Alex Guerrero said there aren’t enough hours in a day. Guerrero said he gets paid $12.50 an hour, $3.50 above minimum wage in California. This may seem like a good amount of money, but students still struggle balancing life.
“From April to July 2015, the number of employed youth, 16 to 24 years old, increased by 2.1 million to 20.3 million,” reported the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Aug. 18, 2015.
Josephine Habib, a biochemistry major and Carl’s Jr. shift leader, said she works on weekends, which makes it more flexible than working during school days.
Waiter/Waitress jobs are ranked the number one due to the “immediate pay through tips and social opportunities.”
Busboys and busgirls tend to make quick cash as well, aside from having flexible hours, which both are very helpful to students.
Host/hostesses are those who greet customers at restaurants and show them to their seat. They are usually required to dress sharp, especially in upscale dining facilities.
Many college campuses tend to have bars in surrounding areas. Bartending is a popular job opportunity for those sociable individuals who can multitask. Hours are flexible, tips can add up, and it can be fun. Hotel and resort work is number five on onlinecertificateprograms.org list of most common college student jobs.
It is said to be perfect for breaks because it not only provides a little extra money, but it is said to be fun as well.
Camp counseling is a popular summer job; there is a wide variety of “camps based around varying themes” according to onlinecertificateprograms.org.
If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life, camp counseling might be for you.
Babysitting and daycare jobs are other popular employment opportunities for those who like to work with kids.
If you need a little extra cash and tend to excel in a particular subject, tutoring can not only help you, but others as well.
Fellow students and classmates may need a little extra help, who better to help than a person who actually understands the subject?
One can not only tutor college students, but the range of those who need tutoring can be extended to K-12 students as well.
Overall, make the best out of your college experience, even if your job sucks, let that be your fuel to strive for success.