If you're a college student, chances are you're tight on cash and constantly looking for new ways to make money.
While it may seem like the best way to make some cash is to work on-campus, often universities reserve these positions for students receiving financial aid. However, there are plenty of opportunities off-campus that will fit into your hectic schedule and still allow you to get ahead and start paying those student loans.
Here are the most coveted part-time jobs for college students, based on how much they pay and how flexible they can be:
1. Bank Teller
Once you're 18 years old you're eligible to work as a bank teller -- one of the best paying part-time jobs a college student can snag. For up to $18 an hour, you can work lunch shifts or weekends as a part-time teller. The application process is a bit more extensive than other gigs, but once you're hired and trained for the job, you'll be learning skills that will help you in the future.
Many offices are in need of administrative assistants, but because of the current economy they cannot afford experienced full-time assistants. Administrative duties usually include paperwork, filing, answering phones and managing appointments. While the job may not be exciting, you can receive anywhere from $12 to $20 an hour and you'll be a step ahead of the crowd when applying to entry-level positions after graduation.
If you like children, babysitting is a great way to get quick cash and you can work with a few families to ensure you'll have a job a few nights a week. Start your babysitting business by networking on campus with professors and faculty who may need a sitter. In addition to watching children, you can offer to dog sit or house sit. This gig generally pays between $8 to $15 an hour, depending on your job duties and experience.
4. Wait Staff
It may seem obvious that working as a waiter will bring in the cash, but many students who haven't worked in the restaurant industry will be surprised that they can pull in $150 a night just in tips. Be careful when choosing a job as a waiter because a restaurant that is BYOB means a decrease in your potential tips and kid-friendly restaurants might end up giving you more headaches than cash.