Jobs for 13 Year Olds

Can 13 years old get a real job?

Not much different from the 12-year-old teenager, you also have restrictions on finding jobs because you are under 14.

What are the jobs for 13 years old?

Federal law in the United States limit the types of jobs for teens under 14 years old. It says that you can only work as:

  • delivering newspapers
  • babysitting
  • cleaning up leaves in the garden of your neighbor
  • or work as an actor, model

We have explained the facts about those jobs in other page, read more The Facts About Jobs for Teens Under 14.

If your family has own business you can work in it as long as the work is not included in the list of occupations considered hazardous by the government.

Companies hiring 13 year olds?

Do you know that there are companies that may hire teenagers aged 13, such as fashion company?

Several of the big fashion houses in New York and Milan, including Prada and Balenciaga, have started using girls aged 13 or 14 to front campaigns or do catwalk work. [1]

Modelling Jobs for Teens

What about online jobs for teens?

You might have read many articles or watched videos about making money online from survey, mobile app and many others.

It is true, though some may only be a scam. [2]

You can also offer your talent or skill online through marketplace such as Fiverr, where many people are looking for help in designing logo, writing articles, or looking for a spokesperson for their product or company.

Learn more about Online Jobs for Teens


[1] What is the best age to start modelling? –
[2] Beware of online employment scams, warns B.C. teen –