2 years ago
Paying for College

Affording college

What jobs pay well in college?

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2 years ago

Hello! I would suggest trying a work-study program. You would work for the college you attend. Work studies provide part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need. However, not many colleges apply earnings directly to your tuition and fees.

Other jobs:

Bartender-National average salary: $11.64 per hour.

Food server-National average salary: $11.72 per hour.

Call center representative-National average salary: $25,524 per year.

Teaching assistant- National average salary: $11.85 per hour.

Resident advisor- National average salary: $13.24 per hour.

Library assistant- National average salary: $13.24 per hour.

Teller- National average salary: $13.47 per hour.

Dog walker- National average salary: $15.23 per hour.

You could also try Uber or Lyft if you have your personal car. I would advise you check: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/high-paying-jobs-for-college-students

If none of these fit you. I hope this helped.

Good luck!


2 years ago

Hi @Jasminebarba! Once you get to college, you will have lots of job opportunities on campus. A lot of students will work at the recreation center/gym or at the front desk at the library (or other administrative buildings). If you decide to pursue research, there are also some positions that may pay. Lastly, once you are an upperclassmen, if you apply to be a Teaching Assistant for classes that you have done well in, you may also get paid! Most of these jobs will pay close to minimum wage, but if you choose a job like sitting at the front desk of an administrative building, you will have a lot of downtime, which will give you plenty of time to study and get your own work done, so overall, it's a great opportunity.

Hope that helps!


2 years ago

I have no clue what jobs would pay the best, I think that would depend on your experience and the location, but there are options. I suggest you look at work-study options for your college choices, they could provide you with on or off-campus part-time work to help pay for your expenses. This could mean anything from answering the phone in the admissions office to working at the library to working at the university cafe. You could also try working at places around the school. Those places cater to college students and would most likely have them working there, it could also keep you close to your classes or dorm. You could start looking towards the end of the year or closer to your graduation and find a job for summer 2023, then you'll already be working and settled when the fall semester starts. Good luck!


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