15 Good Jobs For Teenagers To Make Some Actual Money

Starting a job at a young age can help a teenager gain valuable work experience and handle responsibilities.

Did you know that there are good jobs for teenagers to make part-time and full-time money and even those that qualify you for free college tuition?

As an amusement park worker, you can choose from various roles based on your interest and even score free passes.

Amusement Park Staff

In return for your services, you’ll build customer service skills, how a store operates, and potentially receive store discounts.

Retail Worker

While trucking might seem like a job for older workers at first glance, some high schools have started training their teens to become truck drivers!

Truck Driver

If you have your driver’s license (or can get around on a bike easily in your town), you should consider becoming a delivery driver.

Food Delivery

Your main tasks as a lifeguard are surveying the pool, enforcing pool regulations, and (in case of emergency) administering first-aid and potentially rescuing swimmers.


Depending on the actual child and their age, you may be tasked with feeding them, playing with them, or helping them with their homework.


If you have a passion for children and lots of patience, becoming a daycare assistant could be the right move for you, especially if you consider teaching for your college major and future career.

Daycare Assistant

You’ll get to work flexible hours, the morning rush will help the day pass quickly, and you can spend your spare time chatting with co-workers.


As a tutor, you’ll be responsible for helping kids or younger teens with their academics.


If you’d like to try out working in a restaurant environment, you could start as a hostess and then move on to different roles at the restaurant.