The market is very vast, and a 16-year-old will have a wide range of options to pick from. On top of that, they are usually different from 16-year-olds in your circle.
So the only way to get a realistic idea of what types of jobs would suit you is to interview potential employers and study their positions in more depth.
To help you out, here are some suggestions to help you choose a job that would be the best match for you:
1. Work at a local restaurant
Restaurants are very popular because people have a lot of time and energy for leisure time, and for both working at and eating out.
For the best of your employment prospects, it is best to start by looking in the industry that you are interested in; if you’re looking for a work-at-home job, consider looking at online businesses such as TaskRabbit and Etsy.
If you are looking for a job in the restaurant industry, try to get to know the people who work there and find out what kind of work it is that they do, what a typical shift looks like, and how much they earn.
You can also try and find out the average minimum wage in the area.
2. Work in a fast-food restaurant
Fast food restaurants offer a lot of job opportunities to 16-year-olds.
They are very popular, and they have some of the best schedules you can get; often open every day of the week and a consistent routine.
Since the wages are usually lower than in a typical restaurant, fast food is often more affordable, but don’t forget to factor in the opportunity costs.
3. Work in a grocery store
Another popular option is to work in a grocery store.
Because of the repetition and repetitiveness of the job, grocery workers can find it quite stressful, but they still find it easier to get jobs than 16-year-olds in fast food restaurants.
It is important to remember that grocery store workers are not usually very well paid, but they can usually get a job through applications or friends of the family or referrals from other stores.
4. Teach at an after-school class
If you’ve decided that teaching is something you’d like to pursue as a career, your first choice would be to apply to a local school.
Usually, elementary school teachers will have to undergo a one-year training program; most universities are willing to offer them these degrees, so if you are lucky enough to have friends or relatives in education, try asking them.
5. Work in an art gallery
Working in an art gallery involves a lot of close interactions with people.
The job is more interactive and social than most jobs for 16-year-olds.
As a gallery worker, you would not only be looking after a gallery, but you would also be part of the team that is involved in the running of the gallery, as well as in any exhibitions that take place.
6. Maintain website for a website service
On the face of it, maintaining websites for websites sounds like a very boring job.
However, with the advances of the internet and mobile phones, websites are not necessarily just static resources for displaying text.
In the modern age, websites have become interactive places, with a lot of business done through web applications.
So working in a website service may provide you with an interesting and interactive work experience.
7. Work at a roadside stand
A roadside stand is an important job for teenagers in the summer.
They provide a chance to earn some money, learn new things, get out of the house, enjoy the fresh air and make new friends.
Most of the stands that you would see on the roadside are run by local families, and you can expect to be paid to do a range of jobs, including selling ice-cream and hotdogs and helping with the preparation and preparation of the food.
8. Apply for a job at a pool
Another popular summer job is working as a lifeguard or swimming instructor.
Lifeguard jobs are more difficult to get than swimming instructors, but they pay more, and they come with the added benefit of you being involved with children and their care and safety.
The only thing to consider is that to be a lifeguard, you will need to take part in a safety-related qualification, so you may be put off if you aren’t in a very confident state of mind when you apply.
9. Drive for an Uber
Driving for Uber is a seasonal job that you can get for the summer.
A typical workday for an Uber driver will be a 10-hour shift; since the pay is low, you can expect to work for free at the end of the night.
If you can work part-time during the day, this could be an ideal opportunity to earn some extra cash.
10. Accept a job as a bicycle courier
A bicycle courier provides you with a great work experience and a work environment that is close to the city.
You will need to travel to your clients by bike and will need to provide for your own bicycle.
The best position for you to get in a bicycle courier is as a ‘special delivery rider’.
This job involves you going out onto the streets to collect ‘urgent’ parcels or parcels from retailers that are time-sensitive, such as those that you are taking to a courier, or the courier you are taking them to is unable to pick them up.