As a student, it can be a daunting task to manage studies, social life, and finances all at once. Many students rely on financial aid, loans, and scholarships to fund their education, but there are other ways to earn money while pursuing a degree. One of the most popular and feasible ways is by doing a part-time job.
Working part-time while still continuing to pursue your degree gives you valuable social and professional exposure. It’s a good way to fulfil your needs without reducing your savings. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of part-time jobs for students, and the different types of part-time jobs available based on various levels of qualification.
Benefits of Part-time Jobs for Students
- Time Management
One of the most important skills that you learn while doing a part-time job is time management. You learn to manage your time effectively by optimizing your energy levels so you don’t compromise your studies, pay your bills timely, work, socialize with other people, making time for yourself and your loved ones.
- Money Management
Working part-time also teaches you a lot about money management. You learn to budget, wisely spend your money, and get to know in what ways you can support yourself financially. All the more, you learn better money management skills.
- Soft Skills
Working part-time teaches you what a degree doesn’t i.e., to work with people in a fast-paced environment. You tend to learn teamwork, leadership, communication skills, etc. This helps in boosting your confidence and makes you more aware of how you react to things and situations.
Types of Part-time Jobs Based on Qualification Levels
Jobs for 10th-pass students
If you have just passed your 10th grade, there are a few part-time jobs that you can consider:
- Delivery Jobs
Food delivery jobs are available in Zomato, Swiggy, Dunzo, etc. This might seem like a petty job, but if you’re in real need of cash, this is a good option as the pay cuts are usually weekly and are pretty high ranging from 20,000 to 50,000 per month. You can work as a Delivery boy/executive/biker/driver/rider.
- Desk Jobs
If you’re interested in the technology side and wish to work right after the 10th, you can work as a data entry operator, computer operator, back office operator, web developer, etc. The pay range is usually between 8000 to 15000.
- Communications Roles
If you feel communication is your strength and you like to talk to new people, you can work as a sales executive, business development executive, and customer care executive. The pay scale is usually between 7000-20000.
Jobs for 12th-pass students
If you have just finished high school, there are a few part-time jobs that you can consider:
- Home Tutor
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- Call Center Representative
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- Digital Marketing
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- Content Writing
It is one of the hottest skills in today’s times. One of the most important for students.
Jobs for College Students
For college students who have mandatory attendance and are looking for part-time work, working from home is a viable option. Here is a list of online part-time jobs suitable for college students:
- Online Consultant – Offer assistance to others in exchange for payment.
- Translation – If you are proficient in English and another language, you may want to consider a job as a translator.
- Game Tester – You’ll be paid to play games, which is intriguing, but you’ll also be required to complete other tasks and search for bugs in the game.
- Affiliate Marketing – This part-time job is completely risk-free because the company’s team handles everything related to the product. Amazon and Flipkart are two e-commerce stores that offer these programs, and you will earn a small commission for promoting their products and driving sales.
- Event Planning – If you are skilled in networking, communication, and organization, this could be a lucrative way to earn extra money, as many people are too busy to plan and organize events themselves.