Best jobs for college students

Finding a job in college is sometimes hard. You have to find something that is both time flexible and pays well. Here are several jobs that could work for you:


Girl babysitting


The best thing about babysitting is that it pays well and the timing is flexible. So flexible you can often set your own schedule! Work evenings, weekends, between classes – whatever works best for you. Plus, while babysitting, if the kids are asleep, you may have time to catch up on homework.

Average pay: $12.50 – $14.50 per hour



Dog walker/sitter

Like a babysitter, a dog walker/sitter can generally choose when and how long they want to work. Also, hanging out with dogs is a great stress reliever and helps you stay in shape! Take a dog on a long walk or run, or just get some fresh air by playing in the park.

Average pay: $15 – $20 per hour




Internships are a great way to improve your resume and gain experience in a field that interests you. Plus, if you make a first good impression and perform well throughout your internship you could get offered full time employment after graduation.

Average pay: Internships may be paid or un-paid, depending, at least in part, on the industry. Art, film, and fashion internships may not be paid, while editorial, engineering, or other science-related internships probably are.


Teacher's assistant

Teacher’s assistant

Being a teacher’s assistant has tons of advantages. You usually get paid, earn college credits, may get a reduction on tuition costs, and will definitely get to know the professor on a deeper level. That may be of some use in the future. You know, when you need a recommendation letter praising your talents.

Average pay: Not all colleges pay teaching assistants, so check with your school before applying.




Tutors get paid well and get to improve their own skills through teaching. It’s a win-win! Plus, tutors usually teach subjects they’re best at and interested in, meaning you’ll probably enjoy it.

Average pay: $10 – $15+ per hour


Research survery

Study subject

Keep an eye out for posters around campus and online ads for research studies looking for participants. Research studies range in length and task, but always compensate you for your time. Maybe you get your blood drawn, or fill out a survey, or just do homework while hooked up to a brain scanner. It’s usually interesting and always profitable.

Average pay: Depends on the length of the study and/or the complexity of the task(s).


Running errands

Odd jobs

There are many random things you can do to make money. You can mow lawns, clean a house, run errands, help someone move, be a handyman, etc. The pay is usually good and the timing is usually flexible, meaning you can work as much or as little as you want.

Average pay: Depends on the task.


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