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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Georgia Southern chapter.

As we all know, being in college can be a challenging time financially. We all want money but, sometimes the only way to get it is to work. As full-time college students, we are only allowed to work part-time jobs. Here is a list of the best part-time jobs for college students with a full-time load of classes:

  1. Bank Teller – The average bank teller makes $12 an hour. At twenty hours, a week you can make a solid $240 before taxes. A bank teller is an easy entry-level position. This position usually requires a high school diploma – making it a prime choice for college students. With superb customer service and the ability to count money, you will excel in this position. 
  2. Bartender –  The average bartender makes about an $8 an hour plus tips. The best part about a bartender job is the social aspect. This job pays well in tips and is the perfect job for those who only want to work on the weekends. If you are bartending in a college town you are guaranteed to be busy every weekend and we can always rely on students to spend lots of money on alcohol. 
  3. Nanny/Babysitter – Being a nanny/babysitter can guarantee you between $12 and $14 an hour. Many families need childcare during the afternoon and evening. They also need someone to run errands and take their children to their extracurricular activities. If you are CPR certified and living an honest lifestyle there is a good chance a family will hire you for this position. 
  4. Hotel Desk Clerk – With a great personality you can do this job, but it can be very rewarding if you do. It’s a great way to meet new people and can lead to a future full-time career. It pays a bit less most, but this job pays around $10 an hour. 
  5. Fitness Instructor – If exercising and physical fitness is your thing you can be making a solid $19 an hour by teaching a yoga class, Zumba class, or a cycling class at your University’s gym.
  6. Uber – This may be the most cliché job these days but it does pay well. The average Uber driver makes $14 dollars an hour. All you need is a dependable car and smartphone and you could be making your own hours. You have to be 21, but it can be a fun job you can do whenever you want. If you are not a big party person, you can make a killing driving intoxicated people home during nights and weekends — Uber’s peak times.
  7. Starbucks Barista – Starbucks isn’t the same as your ordinary coffee shop. If you work more than 20 hours a week, it has a pretty awesome benefits package called Your Special Blend. It also offers the Starbucks College Achievement Plan that’s worth considering as a full-time student. 
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Nia Jean-Pierre

Georgia Southern

I am an Atlanta native and I am very social once you get to know me. I am an Early-Childhood Education major at Georgia Southern University with a concentration in teaching grades 3-5 with intent of impacting their lives in the most positive way possible. I am often referred to as "not your average girl", I love to shop, hang out with my friends, and get my nails done, however I can play NBA2k on PlayStation all day as well. I thoroughly enjoy weekends at home watching Netflix and relaxing. I am a formal personal blogger with hopes of sharing my personal thoughts with the entire HerCampus community. "A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it." - Nikki Giovanni
Jordan Wheeler

Georgia Southern '22

Jordan Wheeler is a Junior Pre-Law Philosophy major who attends Georgia Southern. Jordan loves writing, singing, and hanging out with friends.