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Best jobs for 18 year old?

underthebelljarunderthebelljar Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
I want to get a job, but I'd prefer to make as much money as possible (haha, who wouldn't) and I'm just wondering what kind of jobs give the most per hour so I can earn for college. Anyone had a great job in the past?
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Replies to: Best jobs for 18 year old?

  • rosycheekswhiterosycheekswhite Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    depends-do you want a job related to your field, or just anything that will get you money?
  • ksandersksanders Registered User Posts: 821 Member
    A lot of kids around here do telemarketing
  • underthebelljarunderthebelljar Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
    anything that'll get me money is good
  • rosycheekswhiterosycheekswhite Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    umm...i have a friend who switched from one job to another because one job would pay higher than the other. she found that banks pay well-i think 10 something...at least decent for her. i think theaters are good too...but the only thing is she found herself back at her first job, which she didnt earn so much-i think 7 something, but she definitely enjoyed it as well as the people she worked with. so just make sure that you enjoy your work place. that way you know it will be more permanent than a job at a place you dont really like. good luck with finding a job as well as other future endeavors!
  • pinkmuscatpinkmuscat Registered User Posts: 188 Junior Member
    haha, get a job at sees candy. free candy and a starting salary of almost 10 dollars an hour! cant beat that...
  • RKATCRKATC Registered User Posts: 226 Junior Member
    It really depends on who is looking, how much experience you have, etc. If you are not specifically looking for something to suit your field of study, just a way to put some money in the bank for expenses at school, there are tons of random, ****ty jobs out there. I had no work experience and was suprisingly hired at an popular, trendy restaurant. Not exactly glamorous work, but I was lucky to get it with no experience in an area where no one was hiring. The positive side of working in restaurants are that the hours are usually short (my shifts were almost always four hours), in the late afternoon or night (good, depending on when you get out of school), and I made incredible tips, sometimes coming out averaging $17/hr. Food for thought...
  • patsfanpatsfan Registered User Posts: 165 Junior Member
    Look at banks. My son has worked the past two summers at a bank for nearly $11.00/hour. He worked 8:00 to 4:30 five days per week as a clerk.
  • KillerAngelKillerAngel - Posts: 176 Junior Member
    petsfan, is any prior experience needed?
  • patsfanpatsfan Registered User Posts: 165 Junior Member
    No, my son had no prior experience.
  • quickcat88quickcat88 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    What bank does your son work at? And what does he do in his job?
  • MakerMaker Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    My parents say my first job should make me around $1,000.00 to $2,000.00 a week after high school. Now I am confused, how... nevermind that since when can anyone right after highschool and going to college person not even 18 yet find a job like that? Hours interested in working from like 6am to 6pm. Anyone know?
  • huckler731huckler731 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    $1,000 to 2,000 a week after high school is impossible. That would be 50k to 100k a year. Working full-time, that would mean approx. $25-$50 an hour. That does not happen for students with no job experience and no college education.
  • jnpnjnpn Registered User Posts: 787 Member
    If you nailed your SAT's and you have good people skills, tutoring pays well. I'm making 24/hr at Princeton Review this summer. Can make 1000/week if you do around 45hrs/week.
  • ysk1ysk1 Registered User Posts: 740 Member
    jnpn: What kinds of people skills do you need, and how much good do they have to be? How can you develop such skills? I'm looking to tutor, but I'm not good at handling people. I'm not a social type of person.
  • jnpnjnpn Registered User Posts: 787 Member
    They look for people who can engage a class and articulately explain concepts. People skills are pretty essential to get the job. I don't really have an answer for how you develop people skills...other than socializing. If you are really hardcore I guess you could practice teaching a friend or family member.
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