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High Paying Jobs for College Students
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By: Jane Dabad Email Article
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Summer is a great time to catch your breath and unwind after a busy year at school. It is also the perfect opportunity make some cash as you have lots of free time on your hands. Take a few weeks off to relax then buckle down to look for high paying jobs for college students. The money you earn can be used to supplement your daily expenses while at school. It could also be utilized as payment for your loans so that you don't end up drowning in debt once you graduate. The loans may seem overwhelming at first but just chip away at them at every opportunity and they will eventually go down to more manageable levels. Every single dollar counts. Let's look at the best jobs you can get while taking a vacation.

Since you are a student, why not take advantage of your natural academic skills? Try to find some tutoring jobs around your community and earn by helping others do well in their subjects. You can teach small kids, high school students, or your peers at college. It is not a very demanding job. You can set the hours, the location, and the rate. You will be able to make money while still having time to go to parties or any other activities that you might like. Offer tutoring in subjects that you enjoy the most especially if they are the ones in which you consistently get good grades in. Share your knowledge and tips for studying. If you are convinced that this can work, then you should go out there and advertise yourself to your potential clients.

College newspapers generally have a section for job ads. Try to get a mention in there to get the word out. Once you get clients, teach them well and maintain good relations so that they will tell their friends about you. Word of mouth can be a pretty powerful thing. Your workload can increase time passes and you will be able to save a lot of money. How much will depend on a lot of factor with the ceiling being determined by your hourly rate. The typical pay is between $20 and $25 per hour. At private colleges, the rate can shoot up to as much as $100 to $125 an hour. If you are that good, then people will be willing to pay for your services.

Bartending is another option for college students. You have to be at least 21 years old to be able to apply. The skills that you will learn in this job can serve you well after graduation. This is particularly suited to those who like to socialize and be in the middle of a party atmosphere. Although the pay is minimum wage, the tips can add up quite nicely. Excellent bartenders can take home up to $500 a night on tips alone. The usual pay, however, is between $100 and $200 per night. That's pretty job for a starting job and you can always even more as you improve your skills.

Jane Dabad writes about college funding on her blog, Paying for College Guide. For more tips, check out these helpful guides: Paying for College Guide and Tips for Funding College.

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