Do you have a teenager at home? Does your teen have a part-time job? I know that some people are against teens working, but I think part-time jobs for teens are a great idea. Below, I’m going to show you why I feel part-time jobs are a good idea for teens, as well as some great ideas to help your kids find new jobs this year!
The Best Part-Time Jobs for Teens
The two biggest reasons I believe part-time jobs for teens are important are listed below. Children need to learn about what will happen in their future, and a part-time job is a great place to begin.
- Money. Teenagers are expensive, aren’t they? I don’t mean the actual costs of raising them, of course, but that is expensive too. What I am talking about is all of the extras that come with being a teenager. The expensive clothes that they often ask for, the driving, the insurance, and the many activities that teens are known for, all of this stuff adds up. I don’t know about you, but I feel like teens should be responsible for at least a portion of some of those expenses.
- Responsibility. I also feel like teenagers (and kids in general) can benefit from more responsibility. Like it or not, these kids are growing up and in order to grow up and be independent, they need to learn responsibility.
So what kind of jobs can your teenager do? Well, there are so many options out there, but it all depends on what your teen likes to do and what they excel at. Below are some part-time jobs for teens that can help get them started on the road to a successful future:
- Dog Walker. If your teen loves animals, then a dog walker is a great part-time job for them. Not only is this is a great job, but it can make a great start in entrepreneurship.
- Animal Shelter worker. Did you know that animal shelters hire people to clean out cages and spend time with the animals? They do! This is another great part-time job for teens.
- Fast food. Okay, so no one sits around dreaming of working in fast food, but it is a great way to start out your working life. Fast food restaurants are used to working with teens so they are often more likely to work with their school and activity schedules.
- Babysitting. Babysitting is a right of passage for countless teens looking to break into the working world. Babysitting pays quite well now too.
- Tutor. If your teen is gifted in certain subjects they can work as a tutor for younger students that need a little help.
- Yard work. Yard work, mowing lawns, and shoveling snowy driveways are all great ways for your teen to earn money on a part-time basis.
- Housecleaning. If your kid excels at their chores, they may enjoy doing house cleaning work for others. For safety concerns, as they are teens, I encourage this work to be done just for those that you know.
- Virtual Assistant. Virtual assistants are hired all the time to do work for business owners online. From organizing email to writing web content to various other jobs, there are plenty of opportunities available.
As you can see, there are tons of great part-time jobs for teens that can help them learn about responsibility and money. Do you have anything to add to our list?