21 Summer Job Ideas for Teens

School's out for summer!

But that doesn't mean you get to sit on your butt every day—unfortunately. If you're looking to make a little bit of cash, it's time to start looking for a summer job. And no, you don't need to work seven days a week with no time to enjoy your summer off. Not sure where to begin? We'll help you get started on your summer job search. Just look below for 21 summer job ideas, perfect for teens!

1. Babysit

If you love hanging out with babies and toddlers, babysitting is for you. The pay is typically great and you get to play with kids all day. It's a win-win!


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2. Lifeguard

Lifeguarding is great for those who love the water more than dry land. If you're certified, lifeguarding at your local pool or pool parties is perfect for making some cash. Plus, you get to enjoy some time out in the sun.


3. Tutor

Most of us don't want to even think about school during the summer, but if you don't mind using your brain occasionally, tutoring is right up your alley. Whether it's math, English, science, history, art or something else, there are plenty of subjects to choose from.


4. Fast Food Worker

Working at a fast food restaurant might not be the most glamorous of summer jobs, but it has steady, reliable pay. The best part, though, has to be the free food!


5. Camp Counselor

How fun was going to summer camp when you were little? If you want to relive your glory days while also making some money, consider being a camp counselor.


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6. Swimming Teacher

If you want to spend as much time in the water as you can this summer, you should look into being a swimming teacher. It's a fun way to make money and you get to hang out at the pool.


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7. Mow Lawns

Have a green thumb? Then you might want to consider mowing lawns. Put up flyers around your neighborhood and start making some fast cash.


8. Personal Assistant

Being a personal assistant is actually tons of fun. You get to run errands, make schedules and hang out with someone you look up to.


9. Wash Cars

During the hot summer months, nothing sounds better than being outside and getting sprayed with water, so why not get paid while doing it? Washing cars is fast, easy and fun!


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10. Cashier

Whether you're a cashier at a clothing store, coffee shop, flower shop or somewhere else, it's a great way to make some money during the summer.


11. Hostess

If you're looking into getting into the restaurant industry, becoming a hostess is a great starting point. Here, you get to seat people at their tables. It's easy work and will help you eventually become a server in the long run.


12. Pet Sitter

We love animals more than anything. If you feel the same, put up some fliers in your neighborhood or even go door to door offering your pet sitting services. With people going on vacations and getting out of town, summer is the best time to be a pet sitter.


13. Golf Caddy

Golfing is especially popular during the summer, and if you want to spend your days on a stunning golf course, why not become a golf caddy?


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14. House Cleaner

Cleaning houses definitely isn't everyone's cup of tea, but if you enjoy organizing, we think you should try this out. You can deep clean, organize closets, do laundry and more—all for money!


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15. Server

Typically the only way to become a server right away is if you already have restaurant experience, but if you do, apply at some local places in your town to become one.


16. Kennel Assistant

Love animals? Then you should look into becoming a kennel assistant this summer. You get to watch animals, feed them, clean them and even take them on walks.


17. Pool Cleaner

Cleaning pools is a great way to keep your summer tan. Let people know about your services by hanging up fliers in your neighborhoods or going door-to-door. We're sure you'll get tons of calls back!


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18. Grocery Bagger

What would we do without the people helping us bag our groceries? If you don't mind standing up for long periods of time, this is a super easy way to make money.


19. House Sitter

Sick of being at your parents' house? If you're independent and old enough to stay on your own, house sitting has tons of benefits. You get to have a place to yourself while making money—what could be better?


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20. Movie Theatre Attendant

People love going to the movies during the summer, and since movie theaters become busier during those months, a lot of them are looking to hire attendants. Whether you're checking tickets or at the concession stand, just think of all the free movies you'll get to see!


21. Dog Walker

We truly can't think of a better way to spend a hot summer's day than with adorable dogs. If you love pups more than people, dog walking just might be for you!


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Not convinced you should get a summer job? Look HERE for the five reasons to take on a summer job.