Jobs for 15 Year Olds

Posted by | September 22, 2014 | Finding A Job, Jobs By Age

Young and Looking for Money

Congratulations, you are at the start of an exciting time. Searching for a job as a 15 year old is challenging and also rewarding. Here is everything you need to know to find a job that you can enjoy so you can start filling in your resume and earning some money.

How much can I work

Different states have different laws around the amount of time you can work as a 15 year old. Often it is restricted to under 15 hours. In some cases you may need to attain a signed permission from your parents and school. Because of this restriction in working hours some employers would rather wait to hire 16 year olds who generally do not have the same restrictions

Where can I work

The amount of hours people under the age of sixteen can work are restricted by law so this is one of the larger factors potential employers must consider when hiring a fifteen year old. There is also the issue of school that must be taken into account because this greatly limits the amount of schedule flexibility you have.

The best places to look for a job are:

They all generally have a need for people who work the hours when other people are not at work or school, and you are a perfect fit for that.

What jobs can I do myself

Ah, are you an entrepreneur? A great way to earn money as a 15 year old is to start your own business formally or informally. There is a lot of money to be made as a babysitting, landscaper, or dog walker for example. As long as you do not become wildly successful you will not need to pay any taxes on your earnings, though they must be reported. Starting your own venture also lets you start to learn the ropes of working with customers and networking to find opportunities. It is never too early to learn good networking skills.

Some examples of businesses you can start on your own are:

  • Yard work
  • Lawn mowing
  • Leaf blowing
  • Babysitting
  • Being a nanny
  • Mothers helper
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • House work
  • Simple construction
  • Car washing
  • Metal recycling
  • Computer repair
  • Building web sites
  • Social media posting
  • Blog writer
  • Freelance work (http://odesk.com)
  • Golf caddy
  • Music teacher
  • Pet sitting
  • Sports referee
  • Tutor

Does TeenJobSection have any jobs for me

You bet. Click on the company logos below to be taken to the jobs available at those companies. Be sure to look for a minimum age specified on the job posting. If none is listed, be sure to take the time to apply, you never know what will work out.

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McDonald’s Jobs
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Kroger Jobs
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Safeway Jobs
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Target Jobs

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