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8 Best Part Time Jobs for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 30, 2017 8:20:09 AM

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Did you know that 70 percent of college students work and go to school at the same time?

If you're one of the more than 14 million students who are pulling off this impressive feat, we tip our hats to you! But wouldn't it be awesome if you could find a job that offered you the flexibility, work experience and fun you need as a college student?

Below, we've compiled a list outlining eight part time jobs that we think are perfect for college students:

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1. Tutor
Whether you'd rather work independently as a tutor for your next door neighbors, or if you prefer a position as a student tutor at JJC's Tutoring and Learning Center, this job will keep you academically focused. Click here to scroll through a list of jobs at JJC, which include tutoring positions
Flexibility Score: Medium to High 
Work Experience Score: Medium to High
Fun Score: Medium to High



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2. JJC Student Worker
The best part about working at JJC is that faculty and staff understand your obligations to school and homework. From office and computer lab assistants to internships, there are opportunities for every interest level. Click here to see a list of JJC student worker positions.
Flexibility Score: Medium to High 
Work Experience Score: Medium to High
Fun Score: Medium to High

 

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3. Library Page or Circulation Clerk
Working at a library is ideal for college students because it's a quiet, low-stress job. Many librarians prioritize learning and education above anything else - so if you have school obligations, you'll most likely have a very understanding boss. Click here to read a Library Page job description.
Flexibility: Medium to High
Work Experience: Medium
Fun: Medium to High

 

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4. Translator or Interpreter
Can you speak Spanish or another language fluently? Do you know sign language? Use this skill to your advantage and become a translator or interpreter! Translators and interpreters work in all types of environments, from airports to courtrooms, schools and hospitals. (Note: Some positions require college degrees. Translators/interpreters may also need to take a test so they can be certified by the American Translators Association). 

Flexibility Score: Medium
Work Experience Score: High
Fun Score: Medium 

 

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5. Transcriber
Are you a fast typer? Would you prefer to work at home and set your own hours? Think about becoming a transcriber - a low-stress job where you can get paid to type words from audio recordings. 
Flexibility Score: High
Work Experience Score: Low to Medium
Fun Score: Low to Medium 

  

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6. Babysitter
If you enjoy being around kids, babysitting might be the perfect fit for you. Being a little older than the average high school sitter, you might be able to negotiate a higher rate - and because you are your own boss, you have the flexibility to set your own schedule. 

Flexibility Score: High
Work Experience Score: Low to Medium
Fun Score: Medium to High 


 

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7. Birthday Party Character
This is another great job if you love being around kids - but also if you have an interest in theatre. Birthday party characters dress up as princesses, superheroes and more, and they are becoming a more popular entertainment option.
Flexibility Score: Medium to High
Work Experience Score: Low to Medium
Fun Score: Medium to High

 

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8. Intern
Ask your professors or visit the JJC Career Services Center to see if there are any paid internship opportunities in the field that interests you. In addition to receiving a paycheck, this is a great resume booster. 
Flexibility Score: Low to Medium
Work Experience Score: High
Fun Score: Medium to High

 

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Need Help Finding a Job?
Visit the Career Services Center in A-1175 on Main Campus, or search JJC's job listing resource, the College Central Network


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