Jobs For 18 Year Olds

If you're an 18 year old looking for a job, you've come to the right place.  This page has over 125+ job ideas and opportunities that will inspire you to find something that you'll be interested in while making some extra money.  We've spent countless hours researching opportunities so that every 18 year old who visits this page will be able to find something that they'll enjoy.

Please use the navigation below to review all of the different job ideas we could come up with for 18 year olds.

Jobs For 18 Year Olds Near Me

If you're simply trying to find a job at a traditional employer, the table below is a great place to start.  Once you choose your state, you'll be brought to a page that lists all of the employers that are willing to hire in your area.  From there, you can filter by category to find something that suits your interests.

Online Jobs For 18 Year Olds

3D Modeler

If you are an 18-year-old interested in making money as a 3D modeler, you’ll need to know how to use the right type of computer software for the job, and should have an interest in either engineering, or home design since these are the most popular industries that use 3D modeling. It’s a great job for teens because you can work from home, turning designs into digital 3D models for your clients. (Learn More)

Animator

Becoming a teenage animator is a great way to make money as a teen. There are a number of people looking for both 2D and 3D animations for websites, videos, and more. Plus, there are many software programs to choose from that are both easy to use and simple to learn on, so you can hone your animation skills while getting paid to work as a teenage animator.  (Learn More)

Article Writer

As long as you passed English class with good grades, you can get paid to work as a teenage article writer. Articles could be on any subject you can imagine, depending on what your client needs them for, which means you will probably have to do some research before you can write the article. Then, you’ll need to edit it to make sure it’s as it should be, and send it in to get paid.  (Learn More)

Audio Editor

To get started as a teenage audio editor, all you need is some audio-editing software, which you can usually download for free or else fairly cheap. Then, start finding clients online and editing audio for whatever they need. You could be simply improving on the audio that they provided, cutting down a big audio file into a smaller one, or putting together sound clips to fit into a video.  (Learn More)

Author

If you’re an 18-year-old that has a story to tell – whether it’s your own or one you created yourself – you can make money as a teenage author. You will be responsible for writing out the story or book you want to write, editing it or having it edited, then self-publishing which is easy to do. Then, how well you market your book and how well people like it will determine how many copies you sell.  (Learn More)

AutoCAD Drafter

If you decide to become a teenage autoCAD drafter, you could find yourself making a lot of money. It’s your job to take an idea and transform it into a digital form so that others can get a better idea of how the finished product is going to look. It could be a new product or invention that someone is working on, or designs for a home or business that an architect has drawn.  (Learn More)

Blogger

Being a teenage blogger will definitely take some work, but it can also be an extremely well-paying job if your blog gets popular. Usually, it works best to have a theme for your blog, and then you’ll need to come up with ideas, create well-researched and well-written posts, and interact with your readers. Once you get popular, you’ll start seeing money come in from advertising and corporate sponsorships.  (Learn More)

Creative Writer

Being a teenage creative writer is the perfect job for an 18-year-old who loves writing stories or poetry. If you want more freedom, you can get your work published on your own, but this usually means a lot more work, too. The other option is writing for clients, which means you have to write what they ask of you, but it also guarantees payment, so you have to decide what is best for you.  (Learn More)

Data Entry Specialist

When a company needs information put into a computer program, they will hire a teenage data entry specialist. Sometimes, you will need to put written information into a digital form, but other times, you will be moving information from one computer program to another. Although it’s not the most exciting work, as you get faster at it, you can make a lot of money in a short amount of time.  (Learn More)

Fashion Blogger

If you’re an 18-year-old with an interest in fashion, you can make money as a teenage fashion blogger, sharing tips, tricks, and other interesting information with your readers. Once you get an idea for a post, you’ll need to write and edit your post and include some eye-catching photos or videos that people will want to read and share to grow your audience until you start seeing that ad money.  (Learn More)

Graphic Designer

If you’re creative with color and design, you can make money online as a teenage graphic designer. Once you get a client, you will have to create whatever they’re asking for, whether it’s an advertisement going into a magazine, a background for a web page, or anything else. It’s important to always keep your client and their audience in mind when working as a teenage graphic designer.  (Learn More)

Illustrator

Being a teenage illustrator means you get to create illustrations that could end up on websites or in books or magazines. You will be responsible for finding out what your client wants, creating an illustration based on their needs, and delivering it within the timeframe. You’ll need to always do a great job to maintain a high rating on the website which will help you get more clients.  (Learn More)

Interior Designer Assistant

As a teenage interior designer, you could find yourself planning a number of types of interior spaces. Some people may simply want a room re-decorated and will let you do whatever you want with it. Others may contact you to work online to create plans for homes or other buildings. Either way, you’ll need to be able to combine colors, patterns, and fabrics in unique ways.  (Learn More)

Internet Researcher

If you’re good at locating information online, then you can make money as a teenage internet researcher. You’ll need to find out exactly what your client is looking for, and then search the web to find it. They could be looking for contact information such as phone numbers and email addresses, or wanting to know competitor’s prices on different products.  (Learn More)

Logo Designer

Since every new website and business needs a logo to represent them, you’ll be able to make a lot of money as a teenage logo designer as long as you’re good at what you do. Your responsibilities will include evaluating the needs and wants of your client, then following their direction to create a logo that will represent their company well, and sending it to them as soon as you finish.  (Learn More)

Mobile App Developer

As long as you’re willing to put in the time it takes to learn how to create mobile apps, then you can make good money as a mobile app developer. Companies will pay you to create a mobile app for them, or you could even branch off on your own to create apps that you put on the app store yourself from which you can earn money by placing advertisements on them.  (Learn More)

Music Reviewer

For some 18-year-olds, getting paid to listen to music is a dream come true, but that’s exactly what you’ll be doing as a teenage music reviewer. In addition to getting to listen to songs before they’re released, you’ll have to write up reviews about them to help the artist or record label decide if they need to make any changes before they release the music, so be honest in your reviews!  (Learn More)

Photographer

Making money as a teenage photographer is simpler than you think, especially if you already have a nice camera. You’ll need to take pictures that people want, upload them to Shutterstock, and wait for people to buy them. The best way to make a lot of money as a teenage photographer is to research what types of photos are in demand, and then focus on taking and uploading those.  (Learn More)

Podcaster

Whether you decide to create a scripted show or want to talk about popular topics in an interesting way, you can make money as a teenage podcaster. To get started, you’ll need some decent recording equipment and an idea. From there, you’ll need to start uploading podcasts, and then grow your audience. Before long, you’ll start getting money from advertising and corporate sponsorships.  (Learn More)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

If you’re looking a job that is both challenging but financially rewarding, consider being a teenage search engine optimization specialist. This job is challenging because you’ll need to be constantly doing research on how Google and other search engines work, then finding ways to make the websites of your clients more visible on Google by using keywords, metatags, and various other techniques. (Learn More)

Seller on Amazon or eBay

Whether you find stuff around your house that you don’t want any more or look for cheap things on clearance racks, at garage sales, or at second-hand stores, you can make money as a teenage seller on Amazon or eBay. Once you have things to sell, you’ll need to take good pictures of them, list them at a fair price, and then ship them once they’re sold.  (Learn More)

Seller on Etsy

Most people who buy on Etsy are looking for handmade items, so if you make anything that you think people might like to buy, you should become a teenage seller on Etsy. Once you’ve made the item, you can then upload high-quality pictures of it, create a description, and then package it up carefully to be shipped. Alternatively, you could also sell craft supplies as a teenage seller on Etsy.  (Learn More)

Social Media Influencer

Believe it or not, you can make money by posting on social media as a teenage social media influencer. You will need to get a big social media following and keep posting the usual things that attracted your followers in the first place, then you can start getting paid by companies and websites to post about their products and send out their links to your followers.  (Learn More)

Social Media Marketer

18-year-olds can get paid to run a business’s social media accounts as a teenage social media marketer. You will be responsible for helping them get more followers and sending out interesting posts that will get attention and more followers and business for the company. You will also be expected to communicate with clients and potential customers as though you were the company, so you need to be prepared to represent it well.  (Learn More)

Survey Taker

One of the easiest ways to make money as an 18-year-old is by working as a teenage survey taker. You can even do this while watching TV at night. All you have to do is sign up for a website that offers paid surveys, then fill out the surveys honestly. Companies that want information about what people are interested in will pay you well for giving them your opinions.  (Learn More)

T-Shirt Designer

If you’ve ever seen a t-shirt design and thought you could do better, then you could make money doing just that as a teenage t-shirt designer. Once you have your design idea, you’ll need to upload it to a website where you will then get paid every time someone orders a shirt with your design on it. You should also do your best to market your design so more people will see it.   (Learn More)

Textbook Seller

Working as a teenage textbook seller is a particularly great job if you are in college, and it’s easy to see why with the high cost of textbooks. To become a teenage textbook seller, you will need to get textbooks for cheap whether you buy them from friends, garage sales, or second-hand stores. Then, just list them online and make sure they get to the buyer once they’re sold!  (Learn More)

Transcriptionist

The better you can listen and type at the same time, the more money you can make as a teenage transcriptionist. Clients who need transcription work expect you to listen to a video or audio clip, then accurately write out what’s being said. You will have to listen well to make sure you get it right, and usually have to include pauses and other sounds that are in the recording.  (Learn More)

Translator

Working as a teenage translator is a great way to put to use your second (or third or fourth) language. You will of course need to have a good understanding of both languages you’re working with, and should be a good writer as well since most teenage translators work on translating website content and other written works from one language to another.  (Learn More)

Tutor

Working as a teenage tutor is a great way to help other students and younger kids improve their grades and really understand what they are studying. You could find work with a company that offers tutoring services either in person or online, or work on your own by finding your own students. Either way, you’ll need to help students understand what they are learning so they can do their homework and prepare for exams.  (Learn More)

U-Haul Sales Agent

Being a teenage Uhaul reservation sales agent is a great job where you can make money from home all year round just by talking on the phone with people. You will need to take reservations for Uhaul trucks, help customers that are having problems, and answer any questions that people may have. It’s great because you can usually pick your own hours and you’ll get good experience.  (Learn More)

Video Editor

Any 18-year-old with a video editing software program can make money as a teenage video editor. You will be responsible for carefully editing videos to create exactly what your client wants, whether they need their video to be a certain length, contain certain information, or something else entirely. You may also need to add music and sound effects, or special effects to the video.  (Learn More)

Video Game Currency Seller

As a teenage video game currency seller, you’ll be able to convert your in-game money into real money. How much you can make as a teenage video game currency seller will depend on how much in-game money you have, how popular the game is, and how much people are willing to spend on currency. You can also sell things like items and even game accounts to make even more money this way.  (Learn More)

Video Game Designer

If you’ve played a lot of video games, then you probably have a good idea of what makes a good game, making you the perfect candidate to be a teenage video game designer. Depending on your skills, you could find work with a video game design company where you help with certain parts of the game, or you could design your own game where you create the entire game yourself.  (Learn More)

Video Game Player

You’re probably already familiar with several people that make money playing video games, and if you want to do the same, you can as a teenage video game player. You’ll need to be either really good at a game or else very interesting to watch, and then start posting or streaming your gameplay online. As you get more popular, you’ll be able to earn money though ads that are placed on your videos. (Learn More)

Video Game Tester

An 18-year-old who’s willing to put in a lot of time playing a video game can make money as a teenage video game tester. With this job, you will be paid by game companies who want to make sure their game is bug- and glitch-free before they start selling it. You will need to check every aspect of gameplay on every level and give a detailed report to the gaming company about any problems.  (Learn More)

Virtual Assistant

If you’re looking for a job where you’ll be paid to do a lot of simple tasks, then consider becoming a teenage virtual assistant. As such, you’ll work online as someone’s assistant and could do anything from scheduling appointments for them, finding information online, answering their emails, or taking phone calls. Whatever you do, you’ll need to be professional and perform your tasks well if you want to keep your job.  (Learn More)

Voiceover Specialist

Whether or not you think your voice is unique enough to be a teenage voiceover specialist, you can make money doing this if you choose. You’ll need to set up an account on a freelance site, then start looking for voiceover work. Once you get a job, all you have to do is record yourself on some decent recording equipment and send the finished recordings to your client to get paid.   (Learn More)

Web Designer

A teenage web designer is the one that creates the plan for the look of a website. You will need to come up with a color scheme, plan what the menu will look like, and decide where the text goes and how it will look. Because of how many businesses and people need websites designed well, you can make a lot of money doing this as long as you’re good at it.   (Learn More)

Web Developer

One of the best things about being a teenage web developer is that it’s not a job that just anyone can do, which means as long as you have the skills to do it, you will be able to find work. As a teenage web developer, you’ll need to use a website design and then create the code to make it all work the way it’s supposed to, which sometimes means getting creative.  (Learn More)

Website Manager

Every website needs someone to make sure it’s running as well as it should, which is why you could get paid to work as a teenage website manager. Your responsibilities will include checking the website for problems and making sure they get resolved, coming up with new ideas for how to improve the website, and marketing the website to get more visitors for the owners.  (Learn More)

YouTuber

Being a teenage YouTuber means working hard to build up an audience so you can get paid through advertisements and corporate sponsorships. It’s best to know exactly what you want your channel to be before you start and then stick with that as long as people like it so they know what to expect from you. Then, you’ll need to plan, film, and edit videos that stick with your overall channel theme.  (Learn More)

Summer Jobs For 18 Year Olds

Artist

18-year-olds with artistic talent can make money as a teenage artist. You will first need to create beautiful paintings, drawings, or another type of artwork. Then, sell them at art festivals or craft fairs, or offer to make special commissioned pieces of art for friends and family members. However you choose to sell your art, being a teenage artist is fun and rewarding work.  (Learn More)

Assistant Hair Dresser

While you’re working on getting your beautician license, you can make money as an assistant hair dresser. You can lean the ins and outs of working at a beauty salon while you help customers with everything from making appointments to shampooing hair and mixing hair dyes. If you want to be a hair dresser yourself, starting out as a teenage assistant hair dresser is a great way to go.   (Learn More)

Babysitter

Working as a teenage babysitter is a great way to have a flexible job where you can make a lot of money, especially if you have several families that you regularly work for and are able to watch a lot of kids at once. It of course requires a lot of responsibility and patience, but keeping an eye on kids, making sure they’re fed, and playing with them can also be a lot of fun.  (Learn More)

Baker

It’s easier than you think to make money as a teenage baker, especially if you’re already great at baking and people know it. In that case, simply advertise your business to people that are hosting big events where they might need some baked goods, and once you get your order, start baking! You’ll need to make sure you’re creating delicious and visually-appealing treats that people will love.  (Learn More)

Bike Mechanic

There are a couple of ways an 18-year-old can get started as a teenage bike mechanic. If you have your own tools and know enough about how bikes work, then you can start your own business out of your garage. Otherwise, you can find work at a bike shop where you can borrow tools and learn more about how to fix and maintain bikes from the experienced mechanics there.  (Learn More)

Camp Counselor

If you’re looking for a fun and sometimes challenging way to spend your summer, consider working as a teenage camp counselor at a summer camp. As such, you’ll be responsible for a group of kids that you’ll need to take to various activities which you’ll likely help lead. This is a great job for an 18-year-old because it’ll give you the chance to spend your summer helping kids have a great time at camp.  (Learn More)

Car Detailer

When people want their car to be absolutely spotless, they will hire a teenage car detailer to get the job done. As such, you will not only need to wash the outside and inside of a car well. You will need to make sure you get every speck of dirt from the outside and every crumb out of the inside, as well as getting up any stains you find on the carpet or seats.  (Learn More)

Car Washer

As a teenage car washer, you’ll be primarily responsible for getting the outside of somebody’s car clean, whether you work on your own or find a job at a car wash. You’ll need to make sure you use the right kind of soap to scrub the windows and paint, and can make extra money as a teenage car washer by offering to vacuum inside or wax the car when you’re done washing it.  (Learn More)

Chef

You’ll likely have to do some time as a line cook before you can move on to the “big leagues,” but once you’re able to take on more responsibility in the kitchen, being a teenage chef is a great job for 18-year-olds who are creative in the kitchen and able to work under pressure. You’ll be responsible for cooking meals to perfection for guests and occasionally coming up with new dishes.  (Learn More)

Concession Stand Worker

As long as you feel you can work fast and well even under pressure, you can find work as a teenage concession stand worker. You can find work at different events all summer long, like fairs, festivals, and carnivals. Your responsibilities as a teenage concession stand worker could include taking orders, accepting payments and giving change, and making the food before giving it to the customers.  (Learn More)

Construction Worker

When it comes to high-paying jobs with minimal experience required, a teenage construction worker is about as good as it gets. You’ll be responsible for following the directions of the foreman, and could be doing anything from simple measuring and sawing of wood, or running heavy machinery on the top of a skyscraper. Whatever you do, being a teenage construction worker is certainly hard work. (Learn More)

Dog Walker

If you’re looking for a job that will also help you get a lot of exercise, consider working as a teenage dog walker. You will be responsible for walking dogs, and giving them plenty of exercise, but beyond that, you should always make sure they are safe and not getting too hot or too tired on their walks. It’s also good to check that they have access to water when they get back.  (Learn More)

Farm Hand

Being a teenage farm hand means you could do a number of different jobs around the farm to assist the farmer or other farm hands. It’s an interesting job because you never know what you might get to do, especially if it’s a farm that has a wide variety of animals and crops that need tending to. It may not pay as much as other jobs, but it can give you good experience.  (Learn More)

Farm Worker

There are both permanent and seasonal teenage farm workers, and which one you’ll be able to be depends on your own abilities and the needs of the farm. Seasonal workers help more in the spring, summer, and fall months, depending on when is the busiest for that farmer. You will be expected to help keep things running and in good repair all over the farm.   (Learn More)

Fence Painter

If you’re looking for an easy way to make some extra money during the summer, try being a teenage fence painter. As long as there are fences in your area that are in need of painting, you can offer your services to neighbors and get paid to help them keep their property looking great. What’s really nice about being a teenage fence painter is you don’t need any experience to begin.  (Learn More)

Garage Cleaner

People don’t usually worry about keeping their garage clean which means there’s plenty of people who will hire you as a teenage garage cleaner to do it for them. Since these places can get pretty dusty, be prepared to get dirty. This job can be as boring as sweeping and removing cobwebs from the corners, or as interesting as going through years of interesting stuff that’s been stored in the garage.   (Learn More)

Garage Sales Assistant

If you don’t have enough of your own things to sell, try becoming a teenage garage sale assistant and offering to help other people get everything done that they need to do to have a garage sale. You might start with helping them go through stuff in their home and could end with transporting all the leftovers to a charity along with a pocket filled with the money you made helping them.   (Learn More)

Gardener

18-year-olds with a green thumb are particularly suited to working as a teenage gardener, but even if you accidentally killed the plant you got for your birthday, as long as you can follow directions, you can get paid to help other people with their gardens. In spring and early summer, you’ll be planting. In summer you’ll be maintaining the garden, and in fall you’ll be getting it ready for the winter.   (Learn More)

Gift Basket Creator

As giving gift baskets becomes more popular, you can make money as a teenage gift basket creator. You’ll need to come up with creative ideas for gift baskets, go out and buy everything including the basket itself, arrange it beautifully, and then find people to sell it to who will give it as a gift. This is a great job because you can make different types of baskets for different occasions.   (Learn More)

Golf Caddy

A teenage golf caddy gets paid to do many things around a golf course. You could check the course to make sure it’s clean, help fix and maintain golf carts, sell golf clubs and other things in the clubhouse, set up tee times for golfers, or anything else that’s needed. It’s a great summer job for 18-year-olds looking for a more relaxed summer job position.  (Learn More)

Horse Riding Instructor

What better way to put your years of riding experience to use than to become a teenage horse riding instructor. You’ll of course need a horse and a place for your student to ride, but once you’ve got that, you’ll need to evaluate your student’s level, and start teaching from there. You need to help them perfect their riding form and teach them techniques to expand their abilities.  (Learn More)

House Sitter

Getting paid as a teenage house sitter can be an easy and fun way to make money if you’re an 18-year-old. Depending on your schedule and the needs of the person you’re house sitting for, you may drop by to check on things once or twice a day, or you could live there while they’re on vacation. Either way, you’ll be responsible for taking care of someone’s home while they’re away.  (Learn More)

Interior Designer Assistant

As a teenage interior designer, you could find yourself planning a number of types of interior spaces. Some people may simply want a room re-decorated and will let you do whatever you want with it. Others may contact you to work online to create plans for homes or other buildings. Either way, you’ll need to be able to combine colors, patterns, and fabrics in unique ways.  (Learn More)

Landscaper

A teenage landscaper needs to make sure the exterior of their client’s home or business always looks amazing. You could also help to design landscapes by planning what types of plants, rocks, fountains, and other things are going to be added and where they’ll go. Some of the maintenance that needs to be done includes mowing lawns, trimming bushes, and keeping areas free of weeds.  (Learn More)

Lawn Mower

It’s easy to start your own business as a teenage lawn mower. Once you get a list of clients, you’ll need to visit their home once a week or every two weeks to take care of their lawn. You’ll be responsible for clearing their yard of sticks and other debris before you start, mowing to the height they want, weed whacking around the edges of the yard, and cleaning up the sidewalk and driveway. (Learn More)

Lifeguard

As a teenage lifeguard, you’ll not only be responsible for saving someone’s life should they need it, but you’ll also make sure that visitors to the pool are following the rules to keep people safe so they won’t end up in a life-threatening situation. Before you can become a teenage lifeguard, you’ll need to take some classes and get the right certifications so you’re ready for anything.  (Learn More)

Makeup Artist

There’s no telling where your job may take you if you choose to become a teenage makeup artist. Depending on your skills and career goals, you could do anything from turning kids into tigers at birthday parties, or turning extras into zombies on the set of your favorite TV show. What matters most is that you’re able to use makeup to change the way someone looks.   (Learn More)

Mascot

For 18-year-olds that are willing to put on a costume and be goofy, you can make money as a teenage mascot. This could be seasonal work if you choose to be a mascot for a sports team, or it could be more long-term if you land a job with a business that uses a mascot with a sign to help direct people to their store. Either way, it’s a great job for teens.  (Learn More)

Model

Working as a teenage model means you’ll essentially be using your looks to help companies sell products. Although it’s a very competitive business, once you break in and get some experience, you can make a lot of money. You could be asked to do photo shoots for magazines, video shoots for commercials, or find yourself walking the runway at a fashion show.  (Learn More)

Music Teacher

If you don’t want the hours you spent learning and practicing an instrument to go to waste, then you can become a teenage music teacher. This can be a fun and rewarding job, but it will require you to prepare lessons for your students, evaluate their abilities, and help them improve their techniques by creating exercises that they can practice at home between lessons.  (Learn More)

National Park Worker

18-year-olds that love nature and the great outdoors can find work as a teenage national park worker. You could be doing anything from clearing trails of fallen logs, taking visitors on nature hikes to learn about the plants and animals there, helping to rehabilitate animals that have been injured or gotten sick, and keeping the park clean and as natural as possible for both the wildlife and the visitors.  (Learn More)

Newspaper Deliverer

One of the easiest ongoing jobs that you can get is that of a teenage newspaper deliverer. You’ll be responsible for picking up the newspapers, preparing them to be delivered, and then delivering them. Depending on who you’re working for, you might be putting a paper at every door, or have to follow a list of people that pay to have the paper delivered to them.  (Learn More)

Pet Sitter

Working as a teenage pet sitter is an especially good job for 18-year-olds who love animals since you’ll be getting paid to take care of them. The type of animal or animals that you’re watching will determine your responsibilities and how often you need to check in on them if they’re staying at their own home, but it’s important to be taking care of them as if they were your own pets.  (Learn More)

Pool Cleaner

One of the best summer jobs for 18-year-olds is that of a teenage pool cleaner. You’ll need to make sure people’s pools stay clean and clear by using a net to remove big things, a pool vacuum for the small things, and chemicals to keep algae and bacteria from growing. Once you have several clients to keep you busy, you’ll be able to make decent money as a teenage pool cleaner.  (Learn More)

Shoe Shiner

If you’re looking for an easy job that you can do at home where you’ll have a lot of repeat clients, consider becoming a teenage shoe shiner. You can actually make quite a bit of money doing this, and it’s something that’s easy to learn and only requires a few tools to start. As a teenage shoe shiner, you will need to use special brushes and shoe polish to keep leather shoes looking great.  (Learn More)

Sports Trainer

If you’re really good or at least knowledgeable about a particular sport and want to use that to make money, consider becoming a teenage sports trainer. Although you could certainly find kids to coach one-on-one, an even better way is to plan a week of camp where you would train a group of kids, focusing on a different technique every day so they can learn and get better at the sport.  (Learn More)

Swimming Instructor

A fun way to spend your summer is by working as a teenage swimming instructor. You’ll be teaching kids how to swim, and helping older kids how to improve on their swimming techniques. Because you’re teaching in the water, it’s important that you always keep the kids safety in mind, and you may even want to get the same training as a lifeguard before you get started just in case.  (Learn More)

Theme Park Attendant

Becoming a teenage theme park attendant is especially easy if you live near a big theme park, but you can also find smaller carnivals and fairs to work at when they’re in town. There are a number of things you could do, whether you are managing one of the rides to make sure it’s safe and fun for everyone, helping people exchange tickets for prizes, or selling souvenirs to visitors.  (Learn More)

Water Salesman

If you’re looking for an easy way to make some extra money during the summer, consider becoming a teenage water salesman. You’ll be responsible for buying cheap bottles of water, finding a way to keep them cold, taking them to an outdoor event in your area, then selling water to people there. You’d be surprised at how much you can make as a teenage water salesman on a hot day.  (Learn More)

Window Washer

18-year-olds that can clean a window so that it looks like it’s not even there can make a lot of money as a teenage window washer, especially if they’re able to get hired to work for a company that washes windows on skyscrapers. If you’re looking for a job lower to the ground, you can also offer your services around your neighborhood to homeowners and business owners who need their windows washed.  (Learn More)

Youth Sports Referee

Any 18-year-old that knows a sport well can make money as a teenage youth sports referee. You will need to make sure you get to the games early, be prepared to stay completely focused on the game even when there’s a lot of chaos around you, and make the correct calls based on the rules. You also need to be ready to face angry players, parents, and coaches who don’t agree with your calls.  (Learn More)

Zoo Assistant

Working as a teenage zoo assistant is a great job for 18-year-olds that want an interesting job. You will be responsible for following the directions of the zoo vets and zookeepers, and could find yourself taking care of animals that are sick or injured, keeping enclosures and zoo grounds cleaned, telling visitors about the animals, or selling concessions or souvenirs in the gift shop.  (Learn More)

Winter Jobs For 18 year Olds

Artist

18-year-olds with artistic talent can make money as a teenage artist. You will first need to create beautiful paintings, drawings, or another type of artwork. Then, sell them at art festivals or craft fairs, or offer to make special commissioned pieces of art for friends and family members. However you choose to sell your art, being a teenage artist is fun and rewarding work.  (Learn More)

Assistant Hair Dresser

While you’re working on getting your beautician license, you can make money as an assistant hair dresser. You can lean the ins and outs of working at a beauty salon while you help customers with everything from making appointments to shampooing hair and mixing hair dyes. If you want to be a hair dresser yourself, starting out as a teenage assistant hair dresser is a great way to go.   (Learn More)

Babysitter

Working as a teenage babysitter is a great way to have a flexible job where you can make a lot of money, especially if you have several families that you regularly work for and are able to watch a lot of kids at once. It of course requires a lot of responsibility and patience, but keeping an eye on kids, making sure they’re fed, and playing with them can also be a lot of fun.  (Learn More)

Baker

It’s easier than you think to make money as a teenage baker, especially if you’re already great at baking and people know it. In that case, simply advertise your business to people that are hosting big events where they might need some baked goods, and once you get your order, start baking! You’ll need to make sure you’re creating delicious and visually-appealing treats that people will love.  (Learn More)

Camp Counselor

If you’re looking for a fun and sometimes challenging way to spend your summer, consider working as a teenage camp counselor at a summer camp. As such, you’ll be responsible for a group of kids that you’ll need to take to various activities which you’ll likely help lead. This is a great job for an 18-year-old because it’ll give you the chance to spend your summer helping kids have a great time at camp.  (Learn More)

Car Snow Remover

In the winter, you can make money as a teenage car snow remover and also help people get to work on time. The best way to do this is to set up a subscription service in your neighborhood at the beginning of winter. Then, every time it snows, you know exactly which cars you need to dig out and uncover to get paid as a teenage car snow remover.  (Learn More)

Chef

You’ll likely have to do some time as a line cook before you can move on to the “big leagues,” but once you’re able to take on more responsibility in the kitchen, being a teenage chef is a great job for 18-year-olds who are creative in the kitchen and able to work under pressure. You’ll be responsible for cooking meals to perfection for guests and occasionally coming up with new dishes.  (Learn More)

Christmas Tree Remover

If you didn’t get as much money from grandma as you’d hoped, why not make some extra money right after Christmas as a teenage Christmas tree remover? As long as you’re strong, it’s an incredibly easy job and doesn’t take much time to let people know what you’re doing, take their trees out to the curb for them, and cut them into pieces if your area requires it.  (Learn More)

Concession Stand Worker

As long as you feel you can work fast and well even under pressure, you can find work as a teenage concession stand worker. You can find work at different events all summer long, like fairs, festivals, and carnivals. Your responsibilities as a teenage concession stand worker could include taking orders, accepting payments and giving change, and making the food before giving it to the customers.  (Learn More)

Garage Cleaner

People don’t usually worry about keeping their garage clean which means there’s plenty of people who will hire you as a teenage garage cleaner to do it for them. Since these places can get pretty dusty, be prepared to get dirty. This job can be as boring as sweeping and removing cobwebs from the corners, or as interesting as going through years of interesting stuff that’s been stored in the garage.  (Learn More)

Gift Basket Creator

As giving gift baskets becomes more popular, you can make money as a teenage gift basket creator. You’ll need to come up with creative ideas for gift baskets, go out and buy everything including the basket itself, arrange it beautifully, and then find people to sell it to who will give it as a gift. This is a great job because you can make different types of baskets for different occasions.  (Learn More)

Gift Wrapper

If you’ve ever been told you’re great at wrapping gifts, why not get paid to do so as a teenage gift wrapper? There are many stores that hire gift wrappers around the holidays where you will be responsible for helping choose wrapping paper, carefully wrapping the gift, then adding extras like bows and ribbons to make it beautiful for the person getting it. You could also do this right from home!   (Learn More)

Holiday Decorator

If you’re looking for a way to make money around the holidays, a great way to do that is by working as a teenage holiday decorator. You’ll be responsible for decorating someone’s home, inside and out, which may include setting up and putting ornaments on the Christmas tree, hanging garland, putting up Christmas lights outside, and hanging a wreath on the door.  (Learn More)

Hot Chocolate Salesman

On a cold winter’s day, few things are better than a steaming cup of hot chocolate, which is why you can make money as a teenage hot chocolate salesman if you are willing to put in the work it takes. You will have to make delicious hot chocolate, then find people to sell it to, whether you go door-to-door, or – better yet – a winter festival where there will be a lot of cold people.   (Learn More)

House Sitter

Getting paid as a teenage house sitter can be an easy and fun way to make money if you’re an 18-year-old. Depending on your schedule and the needs of the person you’re house sitting for, you may drop by to check on things once or twice a day, or you could live there while they’re on vacation. Either way, you’ll be responsible for taking care of someone’s home while they’re away.  (Learn More)

Interior Designer Assistant

As a teenage interior designer, you could find yourself planning a number of types of interior spaces. Some people may simply want a room re-decorated and will let you do whatever you want with it. Others may contact you to work online to create plans for homes or other buildings. Either way, you’ll need to be able to combine colors, patterns, and fabrics in unique ways.  (Learn More)

Log Splitter

If you’re strong and good with an axe, you can make money as a teenage log splitter. Any 18-year-old who’s willing to do a bit of physical labor can split logs for people, whether they need them for their fireplace or wood-burning furnace. You’ll need to take bigger logs and use an axe to chop them into smaller pieces that fit into whatever your clients need them for.  (Learn More)

Makeup Artist

There’s no telling where your job may take you if you choose to become a teenage makeup artist. Depending on your skills and career goals, you could do anything from turning kids into tigers at birthday parties, or turning extras into zombies on the set of your favorite TV show. What matters most is that you’re able to use makeup to change the way someone looks.  (Learn More)

Model

Working as a teenage model means you’ll essentially be using your looks to help companies sell products. Although it’s a very competitive business, once you break in and get some experience, you can make a lot of money. You could be asked to do photo shoots for magazines, video shoots for commercials, or find yourself walking the runway at a fashion show.  (Learn More)

Music Teacher

If you don’t want the hours you spent learning and practicing an instrument to go to waste, then you can become a teenage music teacher. This can be a fun and rewarding job, but it will require you to prepare lessons for your students, evaluate their abilities, and help them improve their techniques by creating exercises that they can practice at home between lessons.  (Learn More)

National Park Worker

18-year-olds that love nature and the great outdoors can find work as a teenage national park worker. You could be doing anything from clearing trails of fallen logs, taking visitors on nature hikes to learn about the plants and animals there, helping to rehabilitate animals that have been injured or gotten sick, and keeping the park clean and as natural as possible for both the wildlife and the visitors.  (Learn More)

Pet Sitter

Working as a teenage pet sitter is an especially good job for 18-year-olds who love animals since you’ll be getting paid to take care of them. The type of animal or animals that you’re watching will determine your responsibilities and how often you need to check in on them if they’re staying at their own home, but it’s important to be taking care of them as if they were your own pets.  (Learn More)

Shoe Shiner

If you’re looking for an easy job that you can do at home where you’ll have a lot of repeat clients, consider becoming a teenage shoe shiner. You can actually make quite a bit of money doing this, and it’s something that’s easy to learn and only requires a few tools to start. As a teenage shoe shiner, you will need to use special brushes and shoe polish to keep leather shoes looking great.  (Learn More)

Ski Instructor

If you’re great at skiing, then you can make money as a teenage ski instructor. This is a fun way for 18-year-olds to make money in the winter, especially if you live close to a ski resort or a popular skiing location. You’ll be responsible for teaching your students everything about skiing from how to properly put on their equipment, to how to safely make it down the mountain.  (Learn More)

Snow Shoveler

All you need to get started as a teenage snow shoveler is a shovel and the willingness to work hard to make money when it snows. You could set up a subscription service to automatically go out and shovel for people when it snows, or simply go from door-to-door offering to clear the driveway and walkway of your neighbors so they can safely walk and park their cars after a snowfall.  (Learn More)

Soup Salesman

What better way is there to make money in the winter than working as a teenage soup salesman? All you need to do is make some delicious soup and then find people to send it to. Some teens set up a weekly subscription service where they deliver a different frozen soup to customers and others set up a booth at a winter event or festival where there are plenty of cold, hungry people.  (Learn More)

Winter Camp Instructor

If you love playing in the snow, why not get paid to do just that by becoming a teenage winter camp instructor. Whether you find a weekend winter camp or a camp that runs during the holiday vacation, you will be responsible for helping to plan the activities, taking care of the kids that come to the camp, and helping run all the activities so the kids can have an awesome experience.  (Learn More)

Winter Clothes Creator

With some sewing, knitting, or crocheting abilities and some creativity, you can make good money as a teenage winter clothes creator. You’ll need to start by making the clothing, whether it’s sweaters or accessories like hats, scarves and mittens. Then, it’s just a matter of selling what you made to friends, family members, or other people at craft fairs or other events.  (Learn More)

Zoo Assistant

Working as a teenage zoo assistant is a great job for 18-year-olds that want an interesting job. You will be responsible for following the directions of the zoo vets and zookeepers, and could find yourself taking care of animals that are sick or injured, keeping enclosures and zoo grounds cleaned, telling visitors about the animals, or selling concessions or souvenirs in the gift shop.  (Learn More)

Jobs For 18 Year Olds That Pay Well

If you're trying to find the best job for 18 year olds that pays well, there are a few different directions you could choose.

Generally speaking, most of the entrepreneurial types of jobs and freelance jobs listed in the "Online Jobs" area are the highest paying.  However, these jobs are also the ones that take the longest to make a lot of money in.  

In order to be really successful in any of these types of positions, you'll need to spend quite a bit of time working really hard and you'll likely earn little income.   However, after 6-12 months of hard work, it's very possible that you'll make quite a bit of income each month.

We recommend the following jobs if you're looking to make a lot of money over time:

If you're looking to make money more quickly than that, we recommend that you look in this section to find jobs near you.  

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