Jobs for 19 Year Olds

jobs for 19 years old

Jobs that hire at 19

When you turn 19, you’re finally a legal adult in the eyes of the law. You can vote, buy cigarettes and alcohol, and sign contracts. You’re also able to work full-time without any restrictions. Here are four examples of popular jobs that hire at 19 years old.

  • Server
    Waitstaff at restaurants and bars must be at least 19 years old in most states. This job is perfect for those who are outgoing and enjoy working with people.
  • Retail sales associate
    Many retail stores hire workers who are at least 19 years old. This job is perfect for those who love fashion and have an interest in customer service.
  • Grocery store clerk
    Most grocery stores hire workers who are at least 18 years old, but some may hire those who are just 19. This job is perfect for those who like to stay active and work with their hands.
  • Food Service Worker
    Another job that typically hires at 19 is food service. This can include positions such as cashiers, servers, and cooks in restaurants, cafeterias, and other food service establishments.

Being 19 usually means being out in the world. Even if you are still living with your parents, a typical 19-year old is working, going to college, or furthering their education in some way. What follows are the common questions for those who have turned 19 and searching for the best type of job.

Can a 19-year old work full-time?

Yes. Being 19 means that you can work a full-time job if you desire. Whether working full time is right for you is another matter. But there are no laws that restrict you in finding full time work. In fact, many who are 19 years old are working full time in the U.S. right now.

Is work experience necessary for a 19-year old?

That depends on the type of work that is being performed. Obviously, work that requires previous experience or certain qualifications means that you will need some type of background in order to get the job. However, there are many jobs available to a 19-year old that does not require any prior work experience.

10 most common jobs for 19 year olds

The followings are most available job positions for 19-year-olds, based on the current and past number of vacancies.

Places that hire at 19 (most hiring)

Murphy USA

Murphy USA

Energy & Utilities
Bob Evans Restaurants

Bob Evans Restaurants

Restaurants & Cafes
Burlington Stores

Burlington Stores

Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores


Restaurants & Cafes
Factory Motor Parts

Factory Motor Parts

Automotive Parts & Accessories Stores
Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer

General Merchandise & Superstores


Building & Personnel Services


Logistics & Supply Chain
La Petite Academy

La Petite Academy

Preschools & Child Care Services
Chesterbrook Academy

Chesterbrook Academy

K-12 Education
Accurate Home Care

Accurate Home Care

Health Care Services & Hospitals

Where else can you work at 19? (complete list)

Companies 1-20 of 2,315

Company Industry
Airport Equipment Rental Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
Friends School of Baltimore Preschools & Child Care Services
Kent School District Preschools & Child Care Services
Acceptance Now Consumer Product Rental
Cedar Springs Hospital Health Care Services & Hospitals
Shared Medical Services Health Care Services & Hospitals
Insight Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Kelly-Moore Chemical Manufacturing
Breakthru Beverage Group Wholesale
Autism Learning Partners Health Care Services & Hospitals
Ste Michelle Wine Estates Food & Beverage Manufacturing
Synergy HomeCare Health Care Services & Hospitals
Extended Family Home Care Health Care Services & Hospitals
Price Chopper Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Community Action Partnership of North Alabama Social Assistance
Behavioral Health Resources Health Care Services & Hospitals
Goody Goody Liquor Wholesale
Ansley Golf Club
Child Saving Institute Social Assistance
Citi Investment & Asset Management

Best cities to get jobs for 19

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Chicago, IL
  • Omaha, NE
  • New York, NY
  • Boise, ID
  • Houston, TX
  • San Jose, CA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Portland, OR

Recent jobs that hire at 19

Assistant General Manager (AGM)


Forest Lake, MN - 31 minutes ago

Crew Chief


Forest Lake, MN - 1 hour ago

Crew Chief


Omaha, NE - 1 hour ago

Zaxby's Forest City Road - Cooks and Cashiers


Eatonville, FL - 2 hours ago

Physical Coordinator ASP


Indianapolis, IN - 2 hours ago