The Top 10 Highest Paying On-Campus Jobs

Between our classes, extracurricular activities and social lives, the prospect of finding a high-paying job during the school year can feel out of reach, but whether we’re paying for school ourselves or we just need some extra cash, those minimum wage jobs around campus just aren’t cutting it. Turns out, finding a job that’ll earn you big bucks is possible! Her Campus has compiled a list of the top ten highest paying jobs for college students that will not only earn you the dough, but also give you killer work experience that will prepare you for real jobs post-graduation!
 
1. Tutoring
$20-40/hour

Tutoring elementary, middle and high school students is a great way to earn money, especially in college towns with local school systems or nearby independent schools. English, math, SAT prep, or all three – you pick! It’s a great way to use your areas of interest to help teach others, and you’ll gain lots of experience in working one-on-one with kids and professional clients. You can even set your own hours! Check local listings to see if schools in the area or individuals are looking for tutors. Some schools might even have tutoring programs, so once you’ve chosen the field you want to tutor in, ask the department head or a professor about those tutoring opportunities. “[A tutoring program at Harvard] provided me with the curriculum and all of the materials - I just had to find students and a place to teach,” shares Her Campus co-founder and Harvard ’10 grad Windsor Hanger. “I think I wound up averaging around $30 an hour - not bad when you're working 20 hours a week!” If you’re unable to tutor off campus, apply for a job at your school’s writing center, where you’ll help edit your peers’ papers. Rates may range depending on whether or not you’re certified in the field or how experienced you are.
 
2. Computer Technician
$25/hour

 If you’re good with applications, software and hardware, and the word “troubleshoot” excites you, working as a computer technician is the perfect job for you. It definitely requires a working knowledge of computer technology, but the pay is usually high and the hours are flexible. “I worked as a Special Projects Assistant in the office of the Harvard University CIO,” shares Her Campus co-founder Annie Wang. “I was responsible for updating some University websites and databases and putting together reports for various academic computing initiatives at the University.  I found the job on a campus jobs board at Harvard, and was paid $19 an hour (an amazing salary, since the job required a technical background) for about 10 hours of work per week.” Check with your school’s computer lab or on-campus tech support for available positions; you can even ask your school’s IT director if they have any openings for student assistants.

3. Fitness Trainer
$20/hour
If you’re certified as a personal trainer, this job is a great way to help others stay healthy and it gives you a good workout at the same time! Certification can be done by yourself on your own time and can take up to 6 months through an online program. Once you are certified, apply for a position at your school’s sports or student center to be a peer trainer, or talk to any local gyms. Many colleges may also offer positions as fitness class teachers!