Best paying student jobs?

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  1. Andrew S

    Andrew S Stunt Coordinator

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    Anyone know what some of the best-paying student jobs are? I want a job for the summer, and like any other greedy teenager, the pay is a factor. Of course I know I can't be picky being a student. I just wanted if there are any places that stand out for students when considering pay.
    Also, I was just curious, do high end stores every hire students? Even if it's just moving stock or sweeping floors I think it'd be a cool place to work. Seems out of reach though.
     
  2. Paul_Fisher

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    Are you in college? If you are indeed in college, I would try getting an internship with a company. It not only pays well, but it also gets your foot in the door once you graduate and can lead to a good job. The internship I had last summer paid $10/hr. All I did was computer programming. Its more for experience than anything else.

    Hope this helps...
     
  3. SteveA

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    They say working on a fishing boat in the stormy waters off the Alaskan coast pays pretty well.

    And you have about an 80% chance of surviving to tell about your experiences!
     
  4. Greg_R

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    One of my friends did concrete form (rebar) work for $25/hr and another did carpentry for ~$20/hr. (These were not easy jobs.) Anything requiring skills (computer programming, IT help line, lifeguard, etc.) will let you earn a decent wage. I would be surprised if a high-end store could offer you anything above minimum wage...
     
  5. Duane Robinson

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    I currently work as an Inpatient transporter at a hospital and get paid something like $8.50. The cool thing about it is that it's not a trauma hospital so I luckily don't have to see people that are really messed up as that would probably be too much for me to handle. It's in a fairly rich neighborhood that's made up of old, wealthy retirees who own multiple homes. Since in the summer most of them are away at their summer homes the hospital gets fairly slow for the most part. When it gets slow we just chill in the office and watch dvds, read magazines, or play PS2 until we get a call for a job. [​IMG] Free AC all day, cheap but good food from the grill in the employee cafeteria, dvd watching, video game playing, magazine reading, plus pay is pretty good for a summer job. Plus it's related to my major.
     
  6. AviTevet

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    Lifeguard/swim instructor pays decently well... I worked in a Nike factory one summer and got $11.50/hour... actually lots of assembly line workers get that or above. Relatively easy too. I know a bunch of people who made tons of money doing construction for their dad or their uncle or whoever. My cousin worked on commission at a jewelry store and made pretty good money, but you have to be a good salesman.
     
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    How about planting trees? I've never done it, but I have heard that one can make tons of money at it....but watch out for the bears and I hear it's really physical.

    Dave
     
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    If you're living on-campus (assuming you're in college), the school should be able to find you a good job...and university employment (at least at UCLA) is kind of a joke. Very little work with well above average pay. I work as a computer tech in a little to no traffic computer lab and make $13/hour. I spend most of my time either reading, writing/rewriting my stories, or just f'ing around on the internet.
     
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