Teens can work part time as restaurant service staff and retail associates. Teenagers can also work independently on a part-time basis providing tutoring as well as child- and lawn-care services.
Teens can work part time in restaurants as wait staff. They may be servers, bussers or hosts. Customer service, cash and food handling are required skills in this position. The schedule may allow for flexibility, which is important for teens who often need to balance their jobs with homework and extracurricular activities.
Retailers and grocery stores frequently hire teens for part-time positions. These roles require customer service skills and product knowledge. Store discounts and flexible schedules are perks that come with retail jobs. Teens also have the opportunity to work in a past-paced environment and gain practical work experience.
Entrepreneurial teens may opt to start a babysitting, tutoring or lawn-care service. They can set their own hours around their other obligations and set their own pay rates. CPR-certified babysitters are often in demand. Babysitters can build their businesses through word-of-mouth, referrals and recommendations. Lawn-care service providers may mow lawns in warm weather and shovel snow in the winter. Tutors are also in demand and can earn as much money as babysitters.