Skip to Main Content

Best Jobs for High School Students With No Experience

By The ZipRecruiter Editors

High school students are constantly being told about the importance of an education and how it will help them find a job once they graduate. 

But what about finding a great part-time job while they’re still in high school? There aren’t many great resources out there, but ZipRecruiter has it covered. There are thousands of part-time jobs available that are perfect for high school students and don’t require any experience.

Working a part-time gig while still in school has many benefits. The most obvious one is money to cover expenses like gas money, going out to dinner, or entertainment. But there are many other reasons, such as learning about an industry or attaining new skills. 

Here are a few of the best jobs for high school students with no experience:


These coffee preppers help people start their day and keep them going with fancy coffee drinks. Customers often leave tips, while high-profile chains offer perks like music service subscriptions and employee discounts.

Catering Staff

The nice thing about working in catering is that the jobs often take place on nights and weekends, when school is out. Catering staff members are involved in tasks such as setting up ballrooms and waiting tables at big events like weddings, corporate functions, and fundraising events.

Customer Service Representative

This job involves significant customer interaction, so it is perfect for people with good communication and people skills. This work can take place in person, over the phone, or through online chats. In this role, employees provide assistance and support to consumers around products and services, processing orders and returns, and responding to complaints.

Food Delivery Driver

Most delivery jobs require a driver’s license and a clean driving record. On top of an hourly wage, drivers have the opportunity to collect tips from customers. If you are over 18, you could also work for app-based food delivery services.

Front Desk Receptionist

Most customer-facing businesses have a front desk receptionist who greets guests, answers phones, and answers questions. These roles are needed at places like hotels, spas, gyms, and yoga studios—where the person sitting up front is responsible for guests’ first impressions.

Restaurant Crew Member

Serving meals, preparing food, taking orders, and hosting guests are some of the different roles crew members play at restaurants. Great customer skills come in handy, as many of these roles have the opportunity to make additional money via tips. Other benefits may include free food and flexible schedules.


The ability to swim is a must for any lifeguard job. They spend most of their time hanging out by the pool and making sure people stay safe while having fun or working out. Jobs are available at locations like gyms, community centers, and hotels. Some require prior certifications, while others provide their own training.

Ice Cream Scooper

Whether it’s a good grade, a varsity victory, or just a night out, ice cream is always a celebratory treat. Scoopers are a central part of that experience, serving up samples, taking orders, and working the register.


While one student may be good at a subject, there are plenty of others who are not—especially younger students who are learning it for the first time. Turning that talent into a job as a tutor can help others reach their potential.

Valet Parking Attendant

Restaurants, hotels, shopping malls, and even medical facilities offer valet parking to their patrons. With a driver’s license and clean driving record, you could be paid—and tipped—to park all sorts of cars.

The ZipRecruiter Editors

At ZipRecruiter, our mission is to connect employers and job seekers with their next great opportunity. On the ZipRecruiter blog, we use insider experience and data derived from our AI-driven jobs marketplace to provide advice and insights on topics such as the job search process, interviewing, and labor market trends. Start your job search or post a job today and connect with us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn!

The information in our press releases, blogs, articles, testimonials, videos and presentations should be considered accurate only as of the date thereof. We disclaim any obligation to supplement or update the information in this type of content, and any links or references therein to third party articles or other third party content does not constitute our endorsement of that third party.

Read Related Articles