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Jobs for 15 Year Olds

Published by Nanni on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Finding jobs for 15 year olds is not always an easy task. Some states don't allow teenagers to work until they are at least 16 years old. So you need to check the labor laws in your state before you start to job hunt. But there are numerous job opportunities available for 15 year olds if they look in the right places. Below are possible jobs for 15 year old teenagers.


A lot of restaurants will hire 15 year olds to bus or wait tables, be a host or hostess, or wash dishes. Restaurants need dependable employees that show up when they are scheduled to work. This is a nice way for 15 year olds to learn to be more responsible and independent.


15 year olds can offer their tutoring services to other students. They will need to know a lot about the subject that they are tutoring about. This is a good way to earn some extra spending money.


Responsible, dependable 15 year olds can offer to babysitting services to neighborhood families. Parents will often continue using their babysitting services after they prove that they can count on them. This can also lead to recommendations to other families that need a babysitter.

Yard Work

15 year olds can often find jobs doing yard work for neighbors. They can do things like mow yards and rake leaves. This is a great way to help out older people that can't do the work themselves anymore, and you can earn pretty good money doing it.


Supermarkets may hire a 15 year old to bag groceries, stock shelves, or perform other miscellaneous chores around the store. Supermarkets are often the first job that many teenagers have.

Newspapers or Magazines

Newspapers and magazines often have columns or sections that are dedicated specifically to teens. If you have experience working for the school newspaper or yearbook, it may help you get a job with one of them.

Summer Jobs

15 year olds can look for summer jobs at summer camps, amusement parks, swimming pools, water parks, or summer resorts. These jobs help put experience on your resume and can be beneficial in getting more permanent jobs later on.

These are just a few of the jobs that are available for 15 year olds. Be creative and you can come up with other jobs for 15 year olds. After you get a job, don't let it interfere with your school work. Your grades are important when you start applying to colleges.

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