Best College Jobs

September 09, 2016, 02:31 PM

College Jobs

For many people earning the grade also requires earning an income simultaneously. If you're trying to figure out how to keep income coming in while you keep on studying, here are a few jobs that can help you enhance your bottom line without making you go bust on your books, brought to you by research from the good folks at PayScale:

Nanny. Nannies today make far more than they did a generation or few before. In fact, you'll likely be able to pull in an hourly rate far above your state's minimum wage. There are a number of added bonuses that come with a nannying gig if you're the kind of person who's good with kids: You set your own schedule. You usually get to see some cool stuff like zoo animals and underwater sea creatures courtesy of your employer. You'll probably have access to a standard-sized kitchen that's actually filled with edible food. And? You may even have access to a washer and dryer where you won't have to wait in line to wash your underwear. Add to all this the bonus of study time when the kids are sleeping, and you've got a solid student gig.

Banker. If the idea of balancing a checkbook is just as mysterious a topic as the Loch Ness Monster, banking might be a great way to brush up on your wallet-worthy knowledge while getting paid for the education. As long as you have very basic math skills and can properly use a calculator, you probably qualify to be a banker. Bank branches and call centers offer excellent opportunities for students to enhance their business senses while finishing their studies. As an added bonus, banks are notoriously driven by commission, which means you can boost your hourly rate above and beyond by honing your sales skills. If your school has a telefund office, you can also make bank in terms of commission when you collect alumni donations over the phone.

Restaurant Host or Hostess. Serving is a typical college job, but a lot of people overlook the idea of hosting. In fact, hosting pays a higher hourly wage than serving, and many establishments will still give you nightly tips. Hosting shifts are usually shorter than their serving counterparts, which means you can head back to the books when you're done seating people.

Do you know some secret spots where college income and excellent study habits unite and become one? Share your college job tips in our comment section!

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