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5 Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

OSAU Team

Are you a college student looking for a part-time job to help you pay for your cost of living while studying? The good news is you do not have to wait till you earn your diploma to start padding your wallet.

There are a lot of part-time job opportunities for college students, so if you are looking for one, you will have a lot of options. If on-campus jobs are not your thing, there are also a lot of opportunities available just around the campus. Ask your friends or colleagues if they know one, or look up part-time job offers online.

To know what job positions you can get, check out the list below and see what fits best for you.  


1. Academic Tutor

5 Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

This is one of the most convenient and common jobs available for college students, plus there are a lot of opportunities on-and off-campus. You can work at a nonprofit after-school program, tutor for a family near the campus or sign up in teaching websites. If you think this is the best job for you may visit your school’s educational resource center for available positions, or ask around if a student needs help with their classes. If personal tutorial sessions aren’t your thing, online tutoring sessions can always be an option.


2. Babysitter

5 Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

Babysitting jobs are not just for high school students, in fact, a lot of professionals including professors and university employees prefer college students when choosing a babysitter.  

Try looking at websites, online ads, or look up at bulletin boards around your campus. If you find a possible babysitting gig, coordinate with the parent on the schedule. For ease on your part, schedule it on days where you don’t have classes or during breaks in between classes.  


3. Teaching Assistant

5 Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

Upperclassmen usually have an opportunity to earn a teaching assistant position. Ask your professors if they have an offer for you to be a teaching assistant in their large underclassmen classes.  

Teaching assistant tasks include handing out assignments or proctoring tests. So if you want a on-campus job then this is perfect for you. It doesn’t require a lot of your time, be sure to schedule it around you classes.  


4. Freelance writer

5 Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

One of the most flexible online jobs available is freelance writing. Writing is an essential skill you need in college, so if you don’t mind writing for requirements outside of your class, then maybe freelance writing is the best fit for you.  Many businesses hire writers to create creative and relatable content of their websites. You don’t have to limit your job search to local businesses for this one as the work is generally remote and submitted online.

To know where you can apply for a position, check online ads or internet platforms such as Upwork or Freelancer.  



5. Fitness Instructor

5 Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

If you love to work out, try applying for a fitness instructor position. Inquire at your campus or local gym for any available positions. As an instructor, you can teach classes in yoga, zumba, and others. But before you can teach, make sure you get a certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE).   


Working while in college can be tough but choosing the right part-time job for you can make all the difference.



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