Top 5 Killer Part-Time Jobs for College Students

Let’s face it: a quality education doesn’t come cheap. It’s easy to see why seven out of 10 college students feel stressed about their finances. As a result, more and more students are working while they learn. Between classes, socializing, taking care of family, and surviving, it can be hard to find the time to do both. These five part-time jobs will help you achieve balance.

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Considering school, but can’t even imagine how you’ll manage to survive financially? Here’s a little secret: you can work and study without jeopardizing your grades. You just have to find the right part-time job. From freelance writing for English majors to slinging coffee at the local Starbucks, you can rake in some serious cash. Keep reading to see if these part-time jobs fit into your busy school and social schedules.

Lock Down Crazy Cash With These Student-Approved Part-Time Jobs:

Freelance Writer

English majors, this one’s for you. Not only are you able to work from home but you can choose the frequency of your assignments based on your class schedule. You also have the freedom to write articles that focus on your favorite subjects such as fashion, sports, health, and fitness for magazines, websites, and other publications. It’s also an opportunity to write about almost any topic you can think of, as well as get experience if you want a future career in writing.


Did you score high on the SAT? Are you a math whiz, or excel in another subject? You’ll find plenty of opportunities to tutor students in grade school, high school, and even your college classmates. This is perfect if you want to use your skills from college, even more so if you’re an education major. And if you’re interested in tutoring younger kids, you’ll know your schedule will likely entail weekend or after school hours.

Uber Driver

Possibly the biggest advantage to a job like this is the flexible schedule. You can work as much or as little as you would like and during any hours so you can easily plan your driving around your classes. We’ve all relied Uber at one time or another. Now, you can feed on the need of others. If you have a dependable car and a smartphone, you’re in business. You have to be 21, but it can be a fun job you can do whenever you want. And if you aren’t a big partier, you can make a killing driving intoxicated people home during nights and weekends — Uber’s peak times.


Plenty of companies and nonprofit organizations need people to make phone calls to sell products, conduct surveys, or ask for donations, usually in the evenings when you’re out of class. Advantages of being a telemarketer include creating an instant rapport with your customers, as well as an unlimited sales territory. But the main benefit is that it allows you to immediately measure the customers’ level of interest in the products or services you’re selling. This is key, especially if you work on commission.

Starbucks Barista

If you have an outgoing personality, being a Starbucks barista could be a great fit. The work of a trained barista goes well beyond handcrafting a perfectly made beverage; it’s about creating that special connection with every customer.

Starbucks isn’t the same as every other coffee shop. If you work just 20 hours per week, they have a pretty amazing benefits package called Your Special Blend, earning you health insurance, a 401K plan and a stock equity reward program. It also offers the Starbucks College Achievement Plan which provides education benefits, including tuition assistance and more.

While the job market may not be healthy everywhere, college students have more options when it comes to finding part time work that works for them. If you’ve been struggling to find a job that fits within your busy class schedule, one of the options mentioned above may open you up to an opportunity you had not yet considered.