Welcome to the game of finding jobs for 14 year olds that you would actually want to work. I am happy to tell you that this is a game you can win. So check out our ideas!
One quick thing you should know: Every state has unique laws that protect you from being over-worked during school. Some employers don’t like dealing with these laws, so they won’t hire you until you are 16.
We are going to talk about lots of jobs that hire at 14, but if you aren’t able to get hired, we’ve got a list of 200+ money making ideas that work great, right here!
To find your match of all the good jobs for 14 year olds, start by deciding how much you want to work. Just during the summer? Weekends? After school? We’ve got ideas for all three:
Summer Jobs for 14 Year Olds
These businesses are generally only open during the summer, so they look for students just like you to come in for the summer. They are also fun because most of your co-workers will be people your age and you can make some great friends.
Warning: If you want to take lots of time off for trips, vacations, and camps, don’t commit. You want to leave a good taste in your employer’s mouth so you can get hired again next summer! If you want time off but still want to make money, click here for 200+ ways you can make money as a 14 year old online.
Water Parks or Amusement Parks are a fun environment and other employees will be teens like yourself, so it can be a good place to make friends. As a 13 year old, your responsibilities might be a little more boring, like taking tickets or cleaning, but next year you can come back to a better position.
Summer Camps are great because you get to do what you love all summer! You can maintain a campsite, help boy scouts earn merit badges, play basketball with mid-school kids, or do crafts with toddlers.
To learn what kinds of summer camps are hiring in your area, explore these resources:
- Cool Works
- City Department of Park and Rec
- Pools, Libraries, YMCAs, and other entertainment facilities.
- Country Clubs
- Church Leaders
- School Counselor
Harvesting jobs are sure to make you a big chunk of money. Pick apples, bag cherries, or clean off potatoes. The work is fast paced and these companies are usually eager to hire you full-time for as long as you can stay. They often pay better than minimum wage, as well.
A Plant Nursery is a great job for those that love nature and love to be outside. Nurseries need lots of help watering and tending to all of their many plants. They also need strong young men and women that can help carry heavy products out to customers cars and trailers.
Car Washes are often looking for teens in the summer to scrub down the cars that come in. If you have fun co-workers, this job can be a blast!
One of the best ways to know who hires for summer jobs for 14 year olds is to ask around. Where are your friends working? Where have their older siblings worked? Keep your eyes peeled for fliers and hiring signs.
Saturday Jobs for 13 Year Olds
Some of the best jobs for 14 year olds are weekend jobs. You can make money while still having time to focus on school and spend time with your family and friends.
Office Maintenance. This is a job that hires at 14 that can actually pay pretty well. Here’s what you do:
- Make a list of small businesses in your area (it helps if you know someone in the office. (Therapists, attorneys, real estate agents, IT shops, accountants, dentists, chiropractors, etc.)
- Ask them who cleans their office and how much they pay that person to do the job.
- If they do have someone, offer to do the same job for a lower rate. There is also a chance that they do the cleaning themselves, or their receptionist or their kids do it. If this is the case, they may very much like to hire you.
- Go in every Saturday. Vacuum, dust, take out the trash, and clean the bathroom.
- Collect your weekly checks.
Golf Caddy is a fun summer job for 13 year olds, especially if you like golf or live close to a golf course. You will carry golf clubs, clean golf balls, and basically do whatever the golfers ask you to do.
Farmer’s Markets are usually only open on weekends. You could become involved in a variety of ways:
- Setup & Takedown (working for vendors)
- Manning a booth
- Cleaning & Maintenance (working for Farmer’s Market)
- Selling your own products
Referees are often needed on weekends to manage tournaments or little league games. Visit your city parks and recreation department to ask if they need any help with weekend events.
Window Washers are surprisingly very needed. You can offer your services to businesses or residences. You may need some tools to get started, but send out some feelers and see if you can get a list of clients before buying everything.
After School Jobs for 14 Year Olds
Maybe you have done summer jobs and want more than just a weekend gig. What jobs can you get at 14? Check out these after places that hire at 14:
These may not be your dream jobs, but remember this: Your 14 year old job can determine your 15 year old job. If you are an excellent busser or dishwasher, there is a high chance you will be first choice when a spot opens up for a hostess or waiter.
Bussers are the people at sit-down restaurants that clean off tables once the guests have left. You can secure this job as a 13 year old because you will not have to handle food.
Dishwasher is another restaurant job that you could get. This usually involves going in towards the end of the restaurant’s hours and cleaning all the major dishes used for cooking during the day.
Bag Groceries at a local grocery store. You’ll be on your feet, but pay is steady and there are lots of opportunities for promotion!
Get a Paper Route. If you have a bike and don’t mind getting up early, you can deliver newspapers. All your afternoons and evenings will be free and you will still be making money! To start, visit your local Circulation Department.
Social Media Marketing is perfect for you if you spend a lot of time on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and/or other social media platforms. Try marketing yourself as a social media expert and see if companies don’t hire you to post, find friends, and make online connections.
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Go Forth and Conquer…
Now you have a better idea of what jobs can you get at 14. The next step is to pick out a few ideas that you like and go for it!
Snag a Job is a good site that may give you some ideas about what business are hiring in your area. Use words like “temporary,” “part-time,” “student,” “summer,” etc. to get rid of the junk you aren’t interested in.
If you decide you want to make money the entrepreneurial way (opposed to getting hired by someone else), click here for money making ideas for 14 year olds! For some free advice about how to make your first jobs count towards your future, check out this story of Robert Kiyosaki.
You’re going to rock this!