Jobs for 13 to 16 Year Olds

Jobs Suitable for 13 to 16-year Olds

Helping peers or juniors with homework

Conduct thorough research about the place or people you are going to be working for. Take help from your parents/guardians for this for your safety.

Working as a lifeguard (15 and above - requires training)

Mowing lawns

There are many more jobs you can consider. These ideas should help you learn new things about a work environment, which will eventually help in your professional life.

Shoveling driveways

Performing at parties as a clown

Working as a (junior) camp counselor

Working in a fast food joint (normally applicable to ages 16 and above)

Raking leaves

Providing grocery shopping services

There are a vast number of jobs you can take up as a teenager. All you have to ensure is that it is permitted for your age. Some of these jobs may also need you to take a couple of lessons before you can start working. Here's list of jobs you can consider. Some of these are not jobs per se, but they have good earning potential and have thus been listed here.

Whether you're looking for some pocket money, to kill some time, or to brush up some skills that will help you in your professional life in the future, there are a number of jobs you can take up, depending on your varying interests. We offer you a list of jobs you can consider.

Bagging at grocery stores

If this is your first job, find out how much you should be paid as against how much you are being offered.

Making and selling crafts

Find out the legal age at which you can take up part-time jobs in your state. More often than not, when you call a potential employer, they will tell you whether you are eligible to work for them.

Freelancing online - programming and writing (training required)

Tutoring at a local youth center or privately

Selling tickets at movie theaters

Maintaining gardens

Pet sitting/walking/feeding/grooming

Making flyers for small businesses

Tips for Teens Looking for Jobs

Washing cars

Working as an usher at movie theaters


It is exciting for any teen to enter a world where they can make money, but before you do, there are several considerations you must keep in mind.

Consider your personal skills when looking for a job. For instance, if you like kids, babysitting may be a good option. If you are good with people, you may choose to become an attendant at an amusement park. Once you have been able to identify your best skills, it will be easier for you to market yourself to people for the services you offer.

Find out if someone has worked for them before and how their experience was. This is a good way to find out whether your potential employer is genuine.

Speak to your parents/guardians about the fact that you want to work, and the kind of work that interests you. They will be able to guide you about what you should Springer Marketing take up.

Working as an attendant at an amusement park

Selling tickets for concerts

Delivering newspapers

Setting up lemonade stands

Taking up typing jobs (if you have a good typing speed)


Selling your old books/toys online

Coaching different sports for kids

Working at a library

Performing household chores (e.g. cleaning)

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