Hobbies Contests Good Jobs for Teenagers Share PINTEREST Email Print Contests Types of Contests Basics Tips and Tricks Dream Vacations Win Money Win Electronics Home and Garden Lotteries Win Vehicles Jewelry and Clothing Creative Contests Scams Learn More By Madison DuPaix Madison DuPaix Madison DuPaix created MyDollarPlan.com, a personal finance website, and has written on career planning and finance for the Mint Life Blog and Fidelity.com. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 06/07/21 When you become a teenager, you reach the age of responsibility and financial independence. You may want to earn money so that you can buy the clothes that you like or get music by your favorite artists. You may want to go out with your friends on Friday night and pay for the meal or the movie. If you are thinking of your future, you might also want to start putting money in a savings account for college or a new car. Performing various jobs can help you get the cash for whatever it is that you need. The following is a list of jobs for teens. Each position is something that you will be able to do to make extra money. 01 of 19 Babysitter Hero Images/Hero Images/Getty Images A babysitter or a childcare provider is a person who watches over someone else’s children. The parents may use a babysitter for work or a night on the town alone. Most people have either hourly or per day rates, and they pay in cash. Babysitting is a very good job for teenagers because the hours are flexible and almost everyone in the neighborhood will need a babysitter at some point. All you have to do is offer your services, and someone will accept them. 02 of 19 Newspaper Delivery Rocko and Betty Even with the internet being as popular as it is, people still love reading an old-fashioned newspaper. A delivery person is someone who brings the newspapers to the customer’s front door. Companies will hire walking or driving delivery people. The hours are very early in the morning, but the pay is decent. The frequency of the job will depend on the newspaper. 03 of 19 Lawn Mowing Inti St Clair/Creative RF/Getty Images Lawn mowing is an excellent summer job for a teen who does not mind putting in hard work. If you like to get a good workout, this might be the job for you. Many people in the neighborhood will not feel like mowing the lawn. The best way to get started is to knock on their doors and ask if they need help. 04 of 19 Golf Course Worker ArtBoyMB/Getty Images If you like to golf, then a job working maintenance at the golf course could be the perfect job. Teens should explore jobs at places they like to spend a lot of time to find a job they will enjoy. 05 of 19 Lifeguard Fat Camera/Getty Images A lifeguard is someone who watches other people swim. This person also protects the swimmers if anything happens. This job is usually easy to obtain since pools need many lifeguards during the summer. However, you must have training in CPR and first aid to meet the hiring criteria. You might have to save someone's life one day, so it is important that you understand how to do such. 06 of 19 Dog Walker Hero Images/Getty Images Dogs need to get out for exercise all year long, so dog walking is a great job for teenagers. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the pet before you take the animal for a walk the first time. In addition to dog walking, you can also offer to pet sit for the animals while the owners are away on vacation. 07 of 19 Working Retail Image Source/Getty Images Are you considering working a retail job to earn extra money? One of the greatest benefits of working in retail is the employee discounts. Many companies are very generous with the discounts they give their employees. Retail companies may hire kids as young as the age of 14. Retail companies are always hiring, especially in the summer. 08 of 19 Grocery Store Bagger Paul Taylor/The Image Bank/Getty Images Grocery stores are always looking for teenagers to serve as cashiers and baggers. Most grocery stores will want you to work during the school year after school as a weekend job. The most important thing for you as the job seeker is to pay attention to your interests and desires. Find something that you love to do. Your job should consist of an activity that makes you excited to go back and do it again every day. 09 of 19 Car Washer 101 Cats/Getty Images Running a car wash is extremely flexible. As a teenager, you can choose the hours that you would like to work and only schedule the car wash during those times. A car wash comes with a great deal of responsibility, as you must be sure not to accidentally scratch or dent someone else's car. 10 of 19 Fast Food Server YinYang/E+/Getty Images Many teens can find starter positions in fast food restaurants based on the minimum age to work in each state. These establishments will usually hire people who do not have any experience. To work well in this position, you have to love working with people at a fast pace. Most fast food restaurants expect the servers to be very quick and work well under pressure. 11 of 19 Ride Operator Mario Gutierrez/Getty Images An amusement park is a perfect place for a teen to work. The environment is fun, the people are friendly, and the perks are appealing. If you are looking for an exciting new position, you can apply to work as a ride operator. It is a position for a person who is very detail oriented and takes safety very seriously. 12 of 19 Camp Counselor Nancy R. Cohen/Getty Images A camp counselor gets to spend time with energetic and enthusiastic youngsters who are happy to spend a week or two outdoors. If you enjoy babysitting or even playing with and teaching younger children, this could be a dream job for a teenager. 13 of 19 Driving Dark Horse/Getty Images If you are an older teen who has a vehicle, you can profit from running errands and driving other people around. Elderly residents might need help with grocery shopping, or they may need rides to the doctor’s office. It is a great opportunity to make some cash while enhancing your driving skills. 14 of 19 Online Job Hoxton/Tom Merton/Getty Images Be sure to discuss with your parents your plans to earn money online. While there are plenty of legitimate ways to earn money online, there are scams you need to watch out for. Work with your parents to research companies before giving out personal information or entering into any work agreements. Also, review the pros and cons of online businesses for kids. 15 of 19 House Cleaning Hero Images/Getty Images House cleaning is something that any teen can do. Some elderly people and people with busy schedules like to have someone come and clean their homes. You could make a significant amount of cash cleaning houses and gather additional clients by doing a superb job. 16 of 19 Nanny FatCamera/E+/Getty Images There are many nanny positions available for teens, especially in the summer when school is out. Many parents are on budgets, so they seek to hire younger people instead of expensive daycare centers for the summer. If you are currently babysitting for kids during the school year, begin by asking the parents if they will be looking for a summer nanny. 17 of 19 Family Business David Sacks/Getty Images This job often works best when you own your own business. You can have your teenagers help with filing papers, mailing letters, and other office work. Also, you can work around the school schedule with flexibility; it's also a great weekend job for kids during the school year. The job duties will depend on the type of family business you run; it will not only be a great job for teens but a great learning experience for the family together. 18 of 19 Pet Sitter skaman306/Moment/Getty Images While this is often a great starter job for young children, it is also a very flexible job for a busy teenager. The responsibilities typically include stopping by a neighbor's house to feed an animal a few times per day while the owners are away. Also, they can also offer to bring in the newspaper or mail and water any houseplants. Talk to the owners before they leave and go over all of the tasks that you will need to complete while they are away. 19 of 19 Yard Work Pixel Pig/Getty Images In addition to mowing the lawn in the summer, there are plenty of activities that homeowners may need assistance with throughout the year. Teens can explore tasks such as shoveling snow, raking leaves, and planting flowers depending on the season. The jobs can be done alone or together with the homeowner. Talk to the homeowner about which yard work tasks they need help with and go from there.