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Jobs for 14 Year Olds

Jobs for 14 and 15 Year Olds


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What kind of jobs can you do when you're 14 year old or 15 years old? There are limitations to the kind of jobs you can work at, and also limits to the hours you can work.

Working Hours for 14 and 15 Year Olds

If you're 14 or 15, during the school year, hours are limited to 3 hours a day and 18 hours a week. On days when there's no school and in the summer, working hours increase to 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week.

There are limits on when children can work, too - no later than 7 p.m. during the school year and no later than 9 p.m. between June 1 and Labor Day.

Types of Jobs

14 and 15 year olds can work in restaurants, stores, and other non-manufacturing, non-mining, non-hazardous jobs, outside school hours in a variety of jobs for limited periods of time and under specified conditions.

Working Papers

In some states, if you're under eighteen, you may need to obtain working papers (officially called Employment / Age Certificates) in order to legally be able to work. Here's information on where working papers are required and how to get them.

List of Job Ideas

Here's a list of jobs that make good first (or second) jobs because you don't need experience to get hired.

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