Examples of jobs for 14-year-olds include retail workers, newspaper carriers, tutors, yard workers, food service workers, agricultural workers and summer camp counselors. In most states, teens must be at least 14 years old to be allowed to work, but some states have higher age limits.
Fourteen-year-olds can only work a limited number of hours, and those hours depend on whether or not school is in session. Laws prevent them from engaging in some types of work. For example, workers must be at least 18 to operate a forklift and many power tools. Fourteen-year-olds cannot perform certain tasks at work, including cooking, working on construction, and working in warehouses.