Part-time jobs benefit students


Many students, especially those in high school, are wondering whether they should get part-time jobs. There are many downsides to having a part-time job in high school, as well as some advantages. Many people claim that the main task and focus of students in high school is studying hard so that after graduation they can get a degree that offers them a better opportunity for well-paid jobs. Nevertheless, I believe there are great advantages to having a part-time job that outweigh the disadvantages.

Opponents to students in high school having a part-time job say that students will face a decline in their studies because their job will occupy their precious time. Another argument is that they won’t have enough time to finish all their required assignments and homework, which will result in them falling behind in their classes. In other words, people often think part-time jobs are responsible for a student’s bad grades. In my opinion, having a part-time job will actually help a student learn many skills that they might not have the opportunity to learn in school. I believe having a part-time job teaches a student the importance of time management. College students often say time management is one of the keys to success in college, so why not learn those skills now? Students with part-time jobs will learn the importance of time management and organization by juggling work and school at the same time.

Other than learning skills that people will practice all their lives, having a part-time job also teaches a person how to communicate and interact with others. When at a new job, it is common to have to deal with people and situations with which they are not familiar. The best way for a person to grow mentally is for them to be out of their comfort zones. When people are out of their comfort zones, that’s when they learn the most. Having part-time jobs cannot be blamed for someone’s bad grades; it all depends on the students themselves.

In addition, when a student has a part-time job it instills a work ethic in them. Once students start earning their own paychecks they will realize how hard it is to earn money. They will also start appreciating the things their parents do for them and understand that money doesn’t grow on trees. It teaches the students the value of money, and I think that when students earn their money, they will start cherishing it because they earned it themselves.

To conclude, I think having a part-time job is extremely good for a high school student in various aspects. Instead of people worrying about the student’s grades declining due to having a part-time job, I think they should look at it as a challenge for the student because later in life they will likely face bigger obstacles. Having a part-time job teaches high school students sharp skills which they will need all throughout their careers and lives.

3 thoughts on “Part-time jobs benefit students

  • March 20, 2017 at 7:26 pm
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    This topic is interesting.
    I agree with this article. I believe this is a stepping stone for a student to built their personality in terms in working and their careers.

  • October 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm
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    I can relate to this so much! The lessons you learn while working are priceless.

  • October 21, 2016 at 1:46 pm
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    I totally agree with your logic. I am a high school student with a part-time job and it is very true that I have learned to cherish my money and I’ve learned people skills that I have never known before. It’s all about time management and responsibility and it’s a great way to become independent at an early age to prepare for the college years.

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