A fairly recent survey from Citigroup exclaimed that now-a-days nearly 80 percent of college students take at least a part time job during the school year. With 12 hours spent daily on homework, 4 hours spent in the dining hall, 3 hours watching Netflix, and 2 hours explaining to Mom and Dad that everyone failed that test and/or paper, it seems that college students do not have the time to sleep let alone take on a job. However, the freedom to explore different entry level jobs, the ability to learn better time management skills, and the potential to offset tuition are all reasons as to why working a college job is a helpful and meaningful experience. For those of you looking for a student job that actually pays, look no further as we have a list of several positions with solid wages and skills that can definitely translate into the workforce. * All average salaries are according to fairygodboss.com and glassdoor.com

 

Dog Walker or Pet Sitter

Average pay: $13.40/ hour
Short Description: Pet sitters provide daily care for animals while the pets’ owners are on vacation; allows the pet to feel comfortable even while their owner is away. Skills

● Animals are unpredictable, so handling conflict on the fly
● Comforting
● Able to market oneself in a different way than other pet sitters
Ex: https://wagwalking.com/dog-walker or https://www.rover.com/

 

Dining Hall Worker

Average Pay: $10/ hour Short Description: Handles serving and maintaining cleanliness within a dining hall. Skills
● Strong interpersonal skills when dealing with students
● Hard worker
● Know how to move around in a large kitchen
Ex: https://foodservices.psu.edu/student-employment

 

Teaching Assistant

Average pay: some do not pay, however other positions can be lucrative earning $12/ hour Description: Everyone has had a great TA; everyone has had an awful TA. Be the latter! Being able to help others succeed in a class is both rewarding and financially benefiting. Skills:

● Highly knowledgeable in the course being taught
● Excellent communication skills
● Organization when assisting the professor
Ex: https://www.gradschoolhub.com/faqs/how-do-i-become-a-college-teaching-assistant-ta/

 

Bank Teller

Average Pay: $11.54/ hour
Short Description: Accurately and efficiently processes routine transactions for bank customers including cashing checks, accepting deposits and withdrawals, processing loan payments and money transfers. Advertises the bank’s products and services. Skills
● Attention to detail
● Quick basic math
● Level-headed when dealing with customers
Ex: https://www.indeed.com/q-Student-Teller-jobs.html

 

Administrative Assistant

Average Pay: $15.05/ Hour

Short Description: Essentially, administrative assistants assist in the daily running of a business. He or she usually works alongside a boss or any person with clerical or administrative responsibilities. Skills:
● A general understanding of how a business runs
● Ability to take detailed minutes
● Strong interpersonal skills when dealing with an employer and fellow employees
● Organized, organized, organized
Ex: https://www.indeed.com/q-College-Administrative-Assistant-jobs.html.

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