50 Best Jobs for College Students in 2022 [+Resources for Job Search]

JobDutiesAverage pay (per hour)
Freelance WriterWrite essays, articles, reviews, and other types of text for clients$22.90Translator/IntrepreterTranslate documents, interpret speeches during multilingual meetings, conduct research, compile the info into reports$17.50TutorHelp others improve academic performance: conduct lessons, assist with homework, prepare for tests, etc.$24BloggerCreate and publish content for business websites, research topics, write content plans, develop content strategies$13.40Brand AmbassadorBe a representative of a brand, promoting it on social media and building relationships with customers$17.40Photographer’s AssistantSet up a studio, arrange cameras, organize lighting, develop and print photos$15.70Sales AssociateHandle cash and credit cards, organize store inventory, make sales, clean a store$12.40Social Media ManagerAnalyze data, plan digital campaigns, write content plans, manage ad campaings, build communities$18.35ArtisanDo your handmade goods, promote and sell them at correponding websites like Etsy or Amazon’s Handmade$15.50Customer Service RepresentativeMaintain customer relationships, resolve complaints, manage databases, report on customer service issues$14Research AssistantCollect and analyze data, prepare materials for researchers, perform administrative tasks$15.25Graphic DesignerCreate visual concepts: posters, logos, billboards, packaging, marketing materials$19Library AssistantSort and shelf books, assist visitors, answer phones and emails$12.20Administrative AssistantOrganize, keep, and manage an office running$16.75TranscriptionistListen to live/recorded speech, transcribe it into texts. Proper spelling and grammar is a must$13.70Software Engineering InternDevelop, document, and test apps; research and fix technical issues, collaborate with senior leaders$22TelemarketerDials customers or receives inbound calls, persuading customers to buy items or sign up$12BooksellerHelp others find the books, answer questions, organize bookshelves, arrange deliveries$10ReceptionistGreet and direct customers, answer questions, assist with administrative duties$12.30Host-HostessGreet visitors at the door, lead them to tables, provide menus, answer questions$11Dog Walker/Pet SitterGroom, feed, visit a vet, and walk with pets$11.50Online Data Entry ClerkUpdate and verify data, complete reports, gather and organize data by category$12.60Virtual AssistantCreate schedules, book tickets, manage financial info, help a boss with daily tasks$15.60BaristaGreet customers, take orders, prepare and serve coffee and tea$10.80CashierReceive payments and provide change/receipts$11.25BabysitterProvide care to children: prepare meals and lead them in fun activities$19.80NannyProvide childcare: feeding, bathing, organizing activities and playtime, driving kids to school$20Summer Camp CounselorPlan and lead programs for kids, help them learn new skills, care about their safety$10.90LifeguardBe responsible for surveillance of public or private pools, provide immediate care when needed$11.40Fitness InstructorConduct fitness audit for clients, teach group classes, provide diet and health info, assist with individual gym sessions$19.80Swim InstructorTeach people how to swim in deep water$17Gym ReceptionistSign up new members, give gym tours, check in guests, keep records, clean equipment$12.40DriverPick up and drop off riders (Note: Most cities require drivers to be at least 21 years old)$16Parking AttendantGreet customers, park their vehicles or provide parking instructions$11.90MechanicAssess vehicles, repair issues, provide vehicle inspections$21.80Food Truck StaffPrepare and cook food items, serve them to clients$17.40Ice Cream ServerGreet clients, take orders, serve ice creams$13.40Juice/Smoothie MakerGreet clients, take orders, serve corresponding beverages$13.70Restaurant ServerSet tables, take orders, answer menu questions, serve orders$10Line CookWork in a restaurant kitchen, assist with washing and preparing products for cooking$12.80Package HandlerSort packages for delively, make sure they arrive in time to the right place$13.40CaregiverProvide assistance with daily activities (bathing, feeding, taking medicine), housework, or transporting clients to doctors$12.40Bank TellerGreet customers, help with transactions, count cash, and manage ATMs$12.30Warehouse AssociatePick orders, sort and package them, do administrative work and quality control$10-18CleanerCleaning all required areas, both interior and exterior$10.50House PainterPaint required areas, provide prep and cleanup, purchase necessary products$15.80Tour GuideResearch topics, answer questions, educate the public on the history of your city, drive them (in some cases)$13Campus Tour GuideTell applicants about your college, answer questions, convince them to enter$13HomesharingRent out your home to travelersN/AResearch Study ParticipantEnrol in paid research srudies by your campusIt depends