Mar 11, 2017 10:40 AM EST

Here Are The Best Part-Time Jobs For College Students

Having a part-time job is one way that college students put themselves through school. Whether you’re funding your education or just looking to earn some extra cash for pocket money, having the right job matters in order to have enough time to get your school work done while paying your bills.

If you’re looking for a great part-time job, the best place to start your job search is right on campus. There are lots of opportunities for work, and you get to save time and money on the commute. But you can also go off-campus or go online to find a part-time job, and some of them can be very lucrative if you have the right skills and sufficient experience.

Here are the best part-time jobs for college students.


Freelancers need to have excellent writing and editing skills, and it helps if you’re well-versed in different types of writing. Writers can get as little as $10 per article or as much as $55 per hour, depending on the publication.

Teaching Assistant

In this job, an upperclassman can earn a living teaching a freshman seminar class. According to The Balance, a teaching assistant usually hands out assignments or proctors tests, among other tasks.

Night auditor

If you’re a night owl with basic accounting skills, this part-time job is the right fit for you. Night auditors are employed by hotels during overnight shifts to do paperwork and help out with bookkeeping.

Library monitor

This job requires one to supervise study spaces in the library in order to maintain its quiet atmosphere. This is a low-stress job as there’s plenty of downtimes, and you get to catch up on your reading or homework while you’re working.

Student production assistant

If you’re into the performing arts, you can do some behind-the-scenes work as a production assistant for plays, concerts, and the like.


Check out the nearest coffee shop and ask for a barista job. Not only do you get to meet a lot of new people, but you also get discounts on your daily cup of coffee.

Salon worker

If you can know how to style hair, do manicures or makeup, then a part-time job at the nearest salon is perfect for you. On-campus salons are usually only open during the daytime, so you have all the time to study at night.

For more, check out Jobs & Hire’s report on ways to live well on less.

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