9 out of 10 Malaysian Students are working Part-time! What about you?
Looking for part-time jobs while you are studying? You are making the right choice if you are trying to fund your own study, bills and living expenses. Besides, you get to learn professionalism & soft skills which will help you in the future when you’re in your first job.
However, being a student, it is important to look for a job that could fit well with your study schedule and other commitments! It is often difficult to look for the right job at the right time.
Most part-time jobs requires you to work more than the mentioned hours!
As a student, it is crucial that you look for a part-time job that balances your work and studies. However, we understand that it is difficult to search for a job that fits your hectic student schedule.
Thus, we took the extra mile and rounded up 7 part-time jobs that not only save you plenty of time but also pay you well.
1. Home Tutor
Home tutor tops this list for various reasons.
First of all, if you are having transportation problems, home tutor could be your choice as it can be done from the comfort of your home and it’s not necessary for you to commute to work.
Secondly, you can earn higher wages than most of the part-time jobs in Malaysia. For example, average hourly wages at Starbucks is nearly RM 5. On the other hand, an average tutor can earn RM 40 per hour, which is 8 times more than Starbuck’s hourly wages.
It means that a tutor is sure to earn RM 480 per month by teaching a primary student for 2 hours.
And this is just the basic average tutoring rate. You can increase this wage by extending your hours and teaching university students. As a home tutor, you can set your own hours depending on your availability. It will spare a significant time for your college classes and other commitments as well.
Tutoring also adds to your personal development, communication skills, and knowledge.
2. Event Staff
If you are looking for a weekend job, then working as an event staff can be a right choice for you.
Generally, an event management requires manpower for supervision, logistics, security, booths, ushering in guests and other jobs.
Luckily, you don’t need experience or skills for most of those jobs.
However, event job is exhaustive as the events usually last for hours. Positive thing is that you can make good hourly wages and enjoy the event as well.
3. Food Services
Working in a restaurant after college has been a popular part-time job for students.
From waiting for the tables, handling cash to room service, there are plenty of job options to choose from.
You are required to work in shifts so that you can avoid clashing of your job hours with your class.
Being a self-employed person, you enjoy both good income and time flexibility.
Some of the highest paying freelancing professions are tech support, marketing, content writing and customer support.
The prices are usually set based on your quality, quantity, and capability of meeting deadlines.
5. Direct Sales
If your convincing skills are good, marketing is definitely your thing.
Most of you may not like working as a door-to-door salesperson. Don’t worry.
Many businesses look for an online salesperson to sell their products on e-commerce platforms like e-bay. You get a commission from each sale. More sales will get you more income.
Your hobby of clicking picture can earn you handsomely. You can start as an assistant to your local photographers.
Here you save time as you are generally required to work at events on nights and weekends. In addition to this, you can approach magazines or other print media.
Or you can sell your pictures online to stock sites like Fotolia, SmugMug Pro, iStockPhoto, and Shutterstock.
Many of these sites can offer you up to $100 per photo based on their terms and conditions.
7. Retail Stores Employee
Retail stores always welcome job-seeking students.
From packing groceries, logistics, packing shelves, mopping floors to operating cash register, there are different jobs at a grocery store. The rate may vary based on the job you have opted for.
Many retail stores in Malaysia offer perks like short shifts, discounts and schedule flexibility to the students working with them. Find a retail store near your college to avoid wasting time in commuting.
So these are the best part-time jobs for students in Malaysia.
While it is clear that part-time job is a good way to fund your study and other daily expenses, don’t give it priority over your study and class schedule.Despite the nature of your job or the amount of your paycheck, you should always be disciplined and act as a professional even in your part-time job.
Best of luck!