Five jobs to apply for to get you out of the house & off your screen this summer

Five jobs to apply for to get you out of the house & off your screen this summer

Summer jobs are the highlight of many teenagers’ summers. Why? From the ages of 15 to 17, teenagers are introduced to privileges that prepare them for adulthood. For instance, driving. By 15 and 9 months, students have the opportunity to earn their learner’s permit. However, before jumping into a big step of life like such, it is only reasonable to understand how to be responsible when it comes to money since it’ll be used frequently if you have a car. 

Driving is not the only privilege that requires the knowledge and use of money. Money is needed for school, specifically school trips, lunch, and college applications. Or you could simply want to experience the luxury or stress of being employed. Rather than struggling to find a job this summer, find your match here.

Being employed comes with a lot of responsibilities. Junior Jeferson Turcios shares, “Being employed has allowed me to learn time engagement.” Turcios got a job recently and although it has its perks, there have been some challenges, “I miss having my free time…I would prefer having a job…it serves as a stress reliever.” Not every teenager is prepped for the responsibilities that come with a job but if you’re responsible and ready to tackle those tasks to gain experience, these jobs should be considered.

Six Flags America

  • Working at Six Flags America is the best choice for the summer, especially if you are only looking for a temporary job.
  • According to Six Flags, being a part of the team will allow you to make the thrills and adrenaline rushes happen in an exciting work environment. You’ll also take home the perfect souvenirs: valuable leadership skills, lifetime friendships, access to exclusive events, and a paycheck as big as those winning stuffed animals. 
  • Pay: Minimum wage ~ $9-12/hour
  • Featured Jobs: Security, park services, cashier, etc.

Six Flags is very passionate about diversity and inclusion within their guests and team members. Committed employees can go from first-time jobs to college credit internships. Whether you are working inside or outside, Six Flags has a position waiting for you. 


This summer in Glenn Dale, Maryland, the American Pool is training and hiring lifeguards for the 2021 summer season. Recruiting lifeguards has been very hard due to the duties of the job and the current pandemic that has changed the lives of many.  However, if you are a great swimmer and enjoy the luxury of swimming and helping others, this job is great for you.

  • Ability to make your schedule and work part-time or full time
  • The perfect job for high school students, college students, and adults with flexible schedules.
  • A position with our team can be seasonal or year-round depending on availability in your area.
  • Be a minimum of 15 years old
  • Have or obtain Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid certifications.
  • Lifeguard Training Provided for $75
  • Pay: $11.75 – $14.00 per hour
  • American Pool companies provide opportunities for advancement. A lifeguard can move up to become a head lifeguard, supervisor, staffing assistant, lifeguard instructor, and other great aquatics positions!

Now if you’re a level one swimmer or a fan of being in the heat all day, then there are many other job opportunities for you.

Summer Camp Counselor

  • Guardian Aquatics is now hiring! Pool Managers are needed for the 2021 summer season. Provide a safe and fun pool experience by enforcing pool guidelines, assisting members, guests, and prospects, and following all policies and procedures.
  • Being a lifeguard at Guardian Aquatics allows you to build your life-saving skills, develop responsibility and leadership skills, make new friends and get a tan!
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be authorized to work in the USA
  • Must be able to pass Lifeguard training
  • Must be motivated to work and have fun
  • No experience is needed!
  • Pay: $15 an hour
  • Send an email to [email protected] if you would like to apply for a job, or call us at (571)429-1878.

If enjoying the air-conditioning is more your thing, then a summer job at the mall could be the way to go. Instead of spending cash at the mall, they could be making cash there. Plenty of retail shops, restaurants, cafes, and even movie theaters are eager to hire teens each summer.

Working in Retail ~ Chipotle

  • At Chipotle, you’ll join a team that’s committed to cultivating a better world. 
  • We welcome experienced restaurant professionals and novices alike. We’ll provide the training you need to feel confident working at any station – grill, cashier, prep, salsa, and expo. 
  • Tuition assistance (100% coverage for select degrees or up to $5,250/year)
  • Free food (yes, really FREE)
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Holiday closures
  • Competitive compensation
  • Full and part-time opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement 
  • Pay:  $10/hr

If you don’t like working under people and enjoy doing things freely, which means no uniform and working by yourself, this next job is best.

Babysitting and Pet-Sitting

  • One of the benefits of starting your own business is being your boss and having the ability to set your price.
  • For babysitting, you can set prices based on the number of children and how many hours of care are involved. 
  • Pet-sitting pay: $14-$19/hour.
  • Babysitting pay: $16.00/hr

These jobs are just some of the few jobs that are employing people at the moment. If you are a 15 or 16-year-old looking for a good way to earn money, apply to one of these jobs or search for other jobs that are hiring, such as Starbucks, Checkers, and McDonald’s. Summer is a month away, don’t be unproductive.