Good summer jobs for students in high school or college include positions as lifeguards, retail assistants and restaurant workers. Jobs that students can do without working for a particular company include babysitting and landscaping.
An important step in finding a summer job is to consider what industries need additional help in the summer. Theme parks often need more workers to handle summer tourism, and garden centers frequently require extra help to deal with additional sales during the growing season. Teens who have little or no work experience can start as restaurant hostesses or dishwashers until they are ready to work as servers.