Are you a few weeks into summer break and still looking for a job? Maybe you spent a little too much money while you were away at school and therefore you are looking for a summer job to help budget you for the upcoming school year! Check out this list of 12 really sweet summer jobs!
With school out for the summer, it means that plenty of your local area watering holes and water parks will be open with hundreds of kids making their way to cool off from the heat! Why not check and see if there is still time to get certified to become a lifeguard? Plus, who doesn't love spending time in the sun and near water during the summer!
Since most kids will be spending a lot of time at home for the summer, it is common for parents to seek a nanny or part-time babysitter to help keep them active while they're away at work! There are plenty of websites to for both those seeking a sitter and those seeking for a job to connect! Check out Care.com or SitterCity.com!
3. Pet Sitter
Similar to families looking for a nanny for their children, pet parents might also be looking for someone to exercise their pets during the nice weather! You can easily find pets looking for sitters on Care.com as well!
4. Camp Counselor
Do you enjoy fun activities during the summer and caring for kids? Then show off your leadership skills and become a camp counselor for the summer. Not only will you make great memories and have a ton of fun, but you will also gain valuable skills to take into the real world upon graduation!
5. National Parks Services
Do you live closely to any forest preserves, parks, tourist attractions, or national parks? These places are always looking for seasonal help when there are large influxes of people coming to check out the attractions.
Internships are a great way to spend your summer as a college student. Either paid or unpaid, you can bet that you will gain a ton of experience, network with business professionals, develop great skills, and build your resume!
7. Dispatcher (Police, Firefighters, and Ambulance
Are you a calm and collected person in situations that typically cause extra stress? Put your communication skills to the test and work as a dispatcher for your local police or fire station.
8. Server at a Restaurant
Want to learn a variety skills like customer service, interpersonal communication, crisis management, leadership, organization, and responsibility? Then become a server at a restaurant! You can learn some valuable skills that will make you an excellent candidate for the real world. Plus, if you're great at what you do, then you also might make a ton of money!
As a receptionist, you are the first person a visitor sees when entering a business. You can also learn a number of things from all parts of the business as you get a chance to speak with multiple members of the organization to help the business run a bit more smoothly.
10. Retail Associate
Close to the type of skills required to be a server, as a retail associate, you will learn a plethora of customer service and organizational skills. If you find out that you really enjoy the place you work for, the opportunity for leadership role, like assistant manager, could be something in your future as well!
11. Ice cream Scooper
Not interested in having a stressful job this summer? Well then don't work at an ice cream parlor! Just kidding! Going out for ice cream is something that is on everyone's to-do lists this summer to beat the heat! If you are not too worried about eating too much ice cream this summer, then this could be the perfect job for you to mingle with the locals and provide a tasty treat!
12. Golf Caddy
Do you enjoy being outside and active? Do you have a few golf courses near where you live? While you might need to have some working knowledge of golf, being a Caddy is a great way to network with others while also making quite a bit of money! Can't argue with being outside while getting quite a bit of a workout in as well!