10 Employment Opportunities for  15-Year-Olds

Maybe they’d like some extra money to go out with friends or buy new clothes and the latest video games? Perhaps they’re a forward-thinker who wants to start saving for college or an ambitious go-getter who’s determined to kickstart their resume?

Whatever the case, you’ll be pleased to know that jobs for 15-year-olds aren’t as uncommon as some people think! Search in the right places, and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to suit your teenager’s interests, schedule, and skillset.

Farm Helper

For high school students in rural parts of the country, farm owners often look for people to help with a range of tasks. The specific role would vary depending on their needs, yet common examples include crop picking and supporting them at the community farmer’s market.

Golf Caddy

It’s a great job. Many golf courses hire young crew members for the task, offering them a unique opportunity to spend time outdoors, befriend the patrons they meet, and earn some money in the process.


Whether you worked for a friend’s family, a neighbor, or a colleague, you’d be sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming carpets, tidying living areas, washing dishes, and helping with anything else the homeowner needed doing.


Lifeguarding’s one of the best jobs for 15-year-olds who want to take on responsibility. Of course, you’ll need a qualification to do it, but a large number of local groups will hire you once you’ve checked this box (and some will even arrange your training).

Family Business

Does your family own and run a business? If so, this could be the ideal job opportunity for your 15-year-old. As we noted earlier, the usual FLSA rules on how many hours they can work wouldn’t apply.

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