Student Jobs That DON’T Suck!

Fall is here and colleges are back in session. Now that you are living on your own and juggling expenses, in addition to saving money in college, you could surely use some extra cash. If you shudder at the thought of flipping burgers, though, do not fret. Here are some job ideas that are both flexible and convenient- but more importantly- these jobs DON’T SUCK!

Tutor. If your grades are relatively high, and you enjoy helping others, tutoring is a perfect job for you! Not only does tutoring pay well, it allows for a flexible schedule. Sign up through your college to become a tutor or post an ad in the local paper. Don’t limit yourself to fellow college students. . . high schoolers need help too, and, to them, you’re a wise elder.

Babysitting. Many local families in college towns are in hot pursuit of babysitters. This gig is golden. You get paid well to have fun with the kiddos. You can also work on homework after the kids go to sleep.

College Fitness Center. Are you a gym rat who works out seven days a week? Why not get a job at the gym and get paid to do what you love? College Fitness Centers are always in need of Front Desk Workers and qualified aerobics instructors.

College Computer Lab. If you are a tech-savvy trouble shooter, this one is for you! You can even play on the Internet (or “study”) in your down time.

Resident Advisor. The best perk of this job is that most universities offer free room and board for RA’s. Talk about saving money!

Library Services. A great choice for those who want peace and quiet.; this job allows you to assist your fellow students while having plenty of time to study.

Freelance Writing. Did your English SAT scores outshine your math powers? Scour the Web for writing positions. Many of these time-flexible gigs are perfect for students and allow a great way to build a  portfolio!

Be Creative (Work For Yourself). Does that $400 designer purse you purchased pre-college now seem like a bad idea? Sell it on EBay! It is a free and easy way to earn some money for your old stuff. Also, if you aren’t too attached to your college textbooks, be sure to sell them back at the end of each semester for some extra cash!


  1. Jess says:

    Good suggestions on saving money in college. I’m going to borrow a couple of these ideas for myself!

  2. Shelly says:

    Thanks, Jess! I am so glad you find the suggestions helpful. :) - Rent or Buy Textbooks Great alternative to textbook rentals, saves students a lot of money