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Best Part-time Jobs While in College

15 AUG 2014

Best Part-time Jobs While in CollegeIn college, studies are your first priorities. But what about extra income to eat, pay the bills and go out? Balancing work and studies can be hard, and while there are many different types of part-time jobs out there, some will work better for you than others. Here are some of the best part-time jobs to have while in college.

Babysitter or Nanny

If you love working with kids, this one is a no-brainer. Pay per hour is above-average, and if your work takes place at night, you might even be able to squeeze a little study time when the kids are asleep. Babysitting kids is also a great way to develop important skills that will come in handy later in life, such as how to be well-organized and structured.

Dog Walker

Tired of studying? Take a dog for a walk and stay fit while earning money! Just like a babysitter, a professional dog walker doesn’t generally work according to a strict schedule, so you can choose the timeslots that work best for you. A lot of dog walkers operate in the morning, so you could complete your work tasks early in the day and then head to class. If you’re an animal lover, this type of part-time work could be a great fit for you.


Whether it involves teaching a second language, an instrument or another skill to someone else, there’s a lot of ways to make tutoring work with your schedule. Try advertising your tutoring skills at a local café, in the school news or on a public billboard at school and see what happens. You’ll get a good salary per hour and you’ll feel great knowing that your efforts are helping someone else acquire new skills and explore new horizons.

House sitter

Did you know that some people prefer to hire someone to house sit when they go away on vacation? It’s true! All you have to do is be present, so it’s not a very demanding position, and since you won’t have many distractions, it’s one that can even allow you to get a lot of work done. Some house sitting tasks can also include taking care of a pet or cleaning up certain parts of the house.

Fitness Instructor

Do you go to the gym all the time? Or yoga? Why not become an instructor? Through certification, you can become an instructor and direct large classes, or even be paid to do one-on-one counselling or teach private lessons. This is a great way to stay fit while earning a salary.

On campus opportunities

Lastly, make sure to consult your school directory or college directory. There are always temporary work positions available on campus, so keep an eye out for money-making opportunities!