With summer right around the corner, many students are wondering what kind of jobs they can get in Austin while school is out. In the past students have been limited to babysitting, ride-sharing and delivery services, or a part-time job at a retail store. However these days there are more options for the savvy student looking to make extra cash during the summer months. Below are 5 of the best high-paying jobs that students can get this summer in Austin county.
Tour Guide - up to $50/hr
|Pros:||•Get to know your city||•Meet new people||•Semi-flexible scheduling|
If you want a break from working with kids but enjoy educating people and being in the outdoors, being a tour guide could be a good fit for you. As a tour guide, you get to show off your neighborhood as you lead tourists around notable areas in Austin and experience where you live with a fresh, new perspective. Being a tour guide is a great way to get paid to do public speaking and to exercise, see your city, and meet new people.
There are tour guides for nearly every interest/activity. From haunted ghost tours, kayaking, oceanography, art tours and more, you can definitely have fun as you earn as a professional guide.
This job can be a great fit for students since it demands a willingness to learn and strong skills in speaking to groups of people.
Where you can apply for summer tour guide jobs in Austin:
As a guide, you set your own schedule and rates – there is no time commitment other than when someone signs up for your tour. Your tours can be anything worthwhile for travelers to see. If you know of the best hikes, the best nightlife, or museum, you can post the tours to our site.
Get paid to tell scary stories with this Fun & Flexible, Part Time Job!
US Ghost Adventures, a national tour operation, is seeking energetic storytellers to lead 90-minute walking tour groups downtown. This part time position is ideal for self-motivated candidates looking for a fun way to make extra income in the evenings.
Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Does adventure excite you? Then the guide should be the perfect opportunity for you! Leading hikes ranging in difficulty and distance, guide and instruct mountain bike rides and classes, facilitate high and low ropes challenge course activities, as well as instruct climbing wall, archery, hatchet throwing classes and other Outdoor Adventure Programs!
Private swimming instructor $30 - $45/hr
|Pros:||•Make positive impact on child safety||•Teach 1-on-1||•High pay|
|•Completely flexible scheduling||•Choose your own clients||•Cash bonuses|
|•Teach in over 2,000 cities nationwide|
If you love working with kids but want a break from the classroom curriculum, you could be a great water-safety instructor! As a private water-safety instructor, you’ll teach kids and adults best water-safety practices and basic swimming fundamentals at their home or community pool. Private swimming instructors are in very high demand as drowning deaths are on the rise as families spend more time at home around the pool. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental for children ages 4 years and younger. Teaching swimming lessons is not just an enriching experience for the students, but a lifesaving one!
Where you can apply for summer swim instructor jobs in Austin:
Sunsational Swim School is the leading provider of private, at-home swim lessons in America. Teach local swim students in your neighborhood. Travel to local swim students’ home or community pools to teach lessons. Choose from a long list of clients in Austin to teach. Complete flexibility—set the days and times you’re available to teach swimming lessons.
What's more, Sunsational Swim School offers swimming lessons in over 2,000 cities across the US. If you go home or travel for summer, chances are you can teach swimming lessons in your destination, too!
Transcribing (median pay $21/hr)
|Pros:||•Completely independent work||•Work from anywhere|
If you need a break from working with students AND working with people in general and are looking for independent work, transcription is a great summer job for students. Transcribers listen to audio files and record (type) what they hear. An excellent written command of a language is required. The great thing about this job is that you can work from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. If you have patience and the ability to sit for long periods of time and an eye for detail, you should consider transcribing.
Where you can apply for summer Transcriber jobs in Austin:
Work from home with no obligations or monthly commitments. At Scribie you’ll transcribe YouTube videos, speeches, dictations, podcasts, discussions, video files, interviews, sermons, lectures, conference calls - you name it! You’ll listen to various audio files and type what you hear as accurately as possible.
(Mostly legal proceedings) Transcribe recorded audio and edit imperfect transcription using 3Play Media proprietary internet-based software application. You decide which projects to accept, how much you work, and when and where you perform your work.
You will have the opportunity to transcribe audio from all sorts of industries including police departments, investigators, law offices and protective services. You can set your own schedule and work as much or as little as you like- which means you can make as much as you like.
Virtual assistant $15 - $40/hr
|Pros:||•Work from anywhere||•Set regular routine/schedule|
Another high-paying summer for jobs for students is becoming a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants are often freelancers who handle administrative tasks remotely. Whether it’s bookkeeping, research, answering emails or even creating a PowerPoint presentation, virtual assistants try to make life easier by handling cumbersome digital tasks for their clients.
Being a student, your superior organizational skills and digital prowess makes this job a breeze. Leverage your teaching skills to stand out from the crowd.
Where you can apply for summer virtual assistant jobs in Austin:
There's never been a better time to take yourself online and start making money from your very own fine-tuned set of skills.
Work wherever suits you, choose full-time, part-time or flexi-time. On PeoplePerHour you remain in control of everything — including your price. Embrace the free
Freedom to work on ideal projects - On Upwork, you choose your own clients and projects. Just complete your profile and they’ll highlight ideal jobs.
Freelance ESL instructor (median pay $20.34/hr)
|Pros:||•Work from anywhere||•Set your own schedule||•You're prequalified|
This is great online summer jobs for students.
You can make $2,000 a month from home for just 3 hours a day teaching children and/or adults how to speak English as a second language for companies like VIPKID. The typical pay ranges from $14-$22 per hour for children 4-12 years old, and can be more for adults.
You can still enjoy your summer by working just a few hours a week. What’s more, you can work from nearly anywhere as long as you have a strong internet connection.
Where to apply for freelance ESL instructor jobs in Austin:
Join an exceptional team of foreign language teaching professionals and become a part of an innovative online language training program helping thousands of students from across the globe.
Find a position teaching English abroad or land an international teaching job at a leading international school and explore a new country. Or teach English online from anywhere in the world.
First sign up to create an account with VIPKid. Then answer some basic questions. You’ll be on your way to teaching English online with VIPKid.