The 11 Best Jobs For 14 Year Olds (+ How To Apply)

In most states, 14 is the minimum age required to work in non-family, non-farm jobs. And although most companies start hiring at 16, there are a handful of jobs for 14 year olds available.

#1. Amusement Parks

Most amusement parks require you to be 16 or 18, but a few will hire 14 year olds for jobs like gift shop clerks, ticket cashier, or guest services. 

#2. Babysitter

If you’re 14 years old, talking to people you know is the best way to land a babysitting job. For one, they can put in a good word for you to their parents’ friends who need a sitter.

#3. Dine-In Restaurants

While it is legal for a 14 year old to work as a waiter/waitress, most restaurants require you to be 18. However, many restaurants will hire 14 year olds for dishwashing or bussing tables.

#4. Fast Food Restaurants

These businesses are always looking for reliable workers, and a recent labor shortage means they’re more likely than ever to take a chance on hiring an inexperienced 14-year-old.

#5. Farm Work/Farmer’s Market

As a 14 year old, you can’t legally operate heavy agricultural equipment, but there’s no shortage of work for teens on a farm. You can learn a wide range of skills working on a farm.

#6. Golf Courses And Country Clubs

Being a golf caddy is one of the most lucrative jobs a 14 year old can have. Go to the country club or golf course in person to apply, and be sure to dress in golf attire — khakis, a belt, a polo shirt, and white shoes.

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