Jobs That Hire at 15
15-years-old are welcomed to apply jobs mostly during the summer time, especially at water parks, retail stores, groceries, and also at fast food restaurants. Some job titles that you can apply are Customer Service Representative, Stay and Play Attendant, Team Member, Lifeguard, Basketball Scorekeepers/Timers, Camp Counselor, Dishwasher, and many more.
According to the Federal Law, a 15 years old can do these kinds of jobs:
- Intellectual or creative work such as computer programming, teaching, tutoring, singing, acting, or playing an instrument;
- Errands or delivery work by foot, bicycle and public transportation;
- Clean-up and yard work which does not include using power-driven mowers, cutters, trimmers, edgers, or similar equipment;
- Work in connection with cars and trucks such as dispensing gasoline or oil and washing or hand polishing;
- Some kitchen and food service work including reheating food, washing dishes, cleaning equipment, and limited cooking;
- Cleaning vegetables and fruits, wrapping sealing, and labeling, weighing pricing, and stocking of items when performed in areas separate from a freezer or meat cooler;
- Loading or unloading objects for use at a worksite including rakes, hand-held clippers, and shovels;
- 14 and 15-year-olds who meet certain requirements can perform limited tasks in sawmills and woodshops; and
- 15-year-olds who meet certain requirements can perform lifeguard duties at traditional swimming pools and water amusement parks.
How Many Hours Can A 15 Year Old Work?
When can 15 year olds teenager work? Referring to US Department of Labor, acceptable working hours for 15 years old is as follows:
- 3 hours on a school day;
- 18 hours in a school week;
- 8 hours on a non-school day;
- 40 hours in a non-school week; and
- between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., except from June 1 through Labor Day, when nighttime work hours are extended to 9 p.m.
Can You Work Full Time at 15?
No, because you are limited by work hours during school days and eventhough you might be allowed to work up to 40 hours in the summer, you still wouldn’t likely be considered full time or benefits-eligible. You can get full time job once you turn 16 when you’ve completed high school or formally dropped out.