Jobs for Students in the United States of America (USA)
The US has a very huge job market and even more so in the last couple of years, this reason alone makes them very attractive to many international students from around the globe.
Foreign students can get jobs even in their first year of study and these jobs are completely legal and pay quite well.
Students can work on-campus for their freshman year in the university, these jobs include working at restaurants on campus, working in the dining hall of school residences, working in the library as an attendant, working in the dormitory, working as a tutor for various subjects like maths and science, working as a research assistant and working as a lab assistant as well. These jobs are given on a first-come-first-serve basis as long the student apply on time and through their international office.
Off-campus jobs include jobs in warehouses, public restaurants, and diners, gas stations, hotels, pubs, clubs, and many service jobs. These jobs are considered illegal if the student doesn't possess a work permit.
However, students can work in organizations and companies in roles that are related to their majors or as interns these companies.
Students have to apply for CPT (Curriculum Practical Training) and then they can get these jobs.
Maths and engineering majors also get research jobs outside of the school campus once they have completed one year.
Students can only work part-time for up to 20 hours per week and the hours are flexible. The working hours can be limited to 40 hours for two weeks, for example, they can work 16 hours for the first week and another 24 hours for the second week off that pay cycle.
Students can work more than 20 hours and actually up to 40 hours a week during summer or winter breaks.
The salary range varies and depends on the location, there is a minimum associated with every state in the US but the average minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. The average pay scale for part-time jobs as a student ranges from $7.25 - $25 but in most cases, it comes at $10 per hour.
Many students who fulfill special requirements and have great potential, earn more than the minimum wage successfully across the USA.