10 great jobs for teens




Check out some of the top jobs for teenagers

You may have heard that due to a tough job market, many jobs once reserved for enterprising high schoolers are being filled by college students and even graduates. However, that doesn't mean there aren't any opportunities for teenagers. According to EMSI data, here are ten growing jobs with a significant teen presence.

1. Lifeguards, ski patrol and other recreational protective service workers monitor recreational areas — such as pools, beaches or ski slopes — to provide assistance and protection to participants.
2015-2020 job growth: 6 percent
Avg. Hourly Earnings: $10.11
Percentage of 2015 jobs held by 14-18 year olds: 44 percent
2. Hosts and hostesses (restaurant, lounge and coffee shop) greet customers and manage reservation and waiting lists. They may assign guests to tables suitable for the size of their group, escort patrons to their seats and provide menus. They also take reservations over the phone, arrange parties and help with other customer requests.
2015-2020 job growth: 5 percent
Avg. hourly earnings: $9.59
Percentage of 2015 jobs held by 14-18 year olds: 30 percent
3. Counter attendants (cafeteria, food concession and coffee shop) take orders and serve food over a counter in snack bars, cafeterias, movie theaters and coffee shops. They fill cups with coffee, soda and other beverages, and may prepare fountain specialties, such as milkshakes and ice cream sundaes.
2015-2020 job growth: 2 percent
Avg. hourly earnings: $9.53
Percentage of 2015 jobs held by 14-18 year olds: 30 percent
4. Umpires, referees and other sports officials preside over competitive athletic or sporting events to help maintain standards of play. They detect infractions and decide penalties according to the rules of the game.
2015-2020 job growth: 5 percent
Avg. hourly earnings: $16.06
Percentage of 2015 jobs held by 14-18 year olds: 20 percent
5. Amusement and recreation attendants schedule the use of recreation facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants in sporting events or recreational pursuits, or operate amusement concessions and rides.
2015-2020 job growth: 6 percent
Avg. hourly earnings: $9.90
Percentage of 2015 jobs held by 14-18 year olds: 18 percent
6. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers(sometimes collectively referred to as bus staff) help waiters, waitresses and bartenders by cleaning and setting tables, removing dirty dishes and keeping serving areas stocked with supplies.
2015-2020 job growth: 6 percent
Avg. hourly earnings: $9.86
Percentage of 2015 jobs held by 14-18 year olds: 17 percent
7. Locker room, coatroom and dressing room attendants provide personal items to patrons or customers in locker rooms, dressing rooms or coatrooms.
2015-2020 job growth: 6 percent
Avg. Hourly Earnings: $11.05
Percentage of 2015 jobs held by 14-18 year olds: 13 percent
8. Ushers, lobby attendants and ticket takers assist patrons at entertainment events by collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles and locating restrooms and telephones.
2015-2020 job growth: 3 percent
Avg. hourly earnings: $9.87
Percentage of 2015 jobs held by 14-18 year olds: 12 percent
9. Recreation workers design and lead leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, sports, adventure programs, music and camping.
2015-2020 job growth: 7 percent
Avg. hourly earnings: $12.42
Percentage of 2015 jobs held by 14-18 year olds: 12 percent
10. Library technicians assist patrons, organize library materials and information, and perform clerical and administrative tasks.
2015-2020 job growth: 6 percent
Avg. hourly earnings: $16.10
Percentage of 2015 jobs held by 14-18 year olds: 10 percent

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