Zane’s countdown of the best summer jobs begins with the fun and exciting, not to mention very helpful to your social life, employment of lifeguard at the beach. From the beaches of Malibu in Southern California to the beaches of New Jersey, the Great Lakes in Ohio and Michigan, and the exciting city of Miami in Florida, lifeguards are needed throughout America. This might be the best work for 16 year olds and college students.
Continuing the green summer jobs in style is the position of camp counselor. You might still be attending camp, but if you are too old for that and ready to earn some fun money, then this might be the perfect work. From remote camps in Minnesota to ranches in Texas, these positions are readily available.
If you want to earn the big bucks, then the summer jobs best suited to that might include tips. Work in the restaurant industry from fast food in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to fine dining in New York City or Dallas, Texas, is an old standby that has proven to be one of the top paying jobs for teens and college students. Servers typically earn the most in tips. Dishwasher, table bus service and host are other common restaurant positions.
We conclude our list of the top summer jobs in America with three exciting, fun and hopefully good paying ideas. First, it would be fun to work at an archeology site. Whether unearthing dinosaurs, or ancient pottery, working under a professional in the field of archeology is a very green and fun career for the season.
An internship in the life science field is the next-to-last of the summer jobs on this list. Working with DNA, in research, or even in the field of CSI could be very educational and exciting.
The final career for our list of the top 10 summer jobs is that of personal assistant. This can be a top paying position. The key to making this work fun is finding the perfect person to be a personal assistant for. How about a celebrity in California, a politician in Chicago or a professional athlete in New York City or Miami Florida?