11 Jobs for UCLA Students

1. Class Note Taker at UCLA

Salary: Ranges per course
Number of Hours: Based on your class schedule

As a UCLA student, you can earn money for taking notes and creating study guides for your classmates. The job is extremely flexible and only requires you to attend all your classes and upload your notes.

2. Tour Guide for UCLA 

Salary: $10.75/hour
Number of Hours: 5-20 per week

You can earn money by helping potential students become familiar with their new enviornment. This is a perfect job if you are very proud of UCLA and want to make sure that students have an excellent impression of it when they tour the campus.

3. Working at a Restaurant Near UCLA

Salary: $11.75 – $20/hour
Number of Hours: 10+

There are lots of restaurants around UCLA that are hiring students. Restaurants are great for students who want experience servicing customers, while being accountable to sticking to their schedule. 

4. Student Writer for UCLA

Salary: $15/article
Number of Hours: Varies


If you enjoy writing articles for other students at UCLA to read, you should consider becoming a student writer for the OneClass blog.

5. Work at the UCLA Bookstore

Salary: $10.75/hour
Number of Hours: 10-15/week


Students at UCLA buy textbooks for their courses and the bookstore is responsible for providing those textbooks to students. They are always on the lookout for students to help out during the busy textbook buying season.

6. Tutor for UCLA Students

Salary: Varies
Number of Hours: Varies

Each student at UCLA will learn at different levels in each course. As a result, students who understand specific subjects at a high level can earn money by helping other students. Tutoring can be a very lucriative and flexible position that works well into the busy student schedule.

7. Driver

Salary: Varies (Earn up for $25/hour)
Number of Hours: Flexible based on your availbility

Do you have a car at college? Sign-up to become a driver for Uber or Lyft and make money by driving others in your town or city. Drivers earn up to $25/hour with flexible hours. You will meet lots of new people. A college basketball player from Xavier University named Matt Stainbrook paid his way for school by becoming a driver for Uber. As a driver, you will also help students save money, as the average price per ride is less than taking a local taxi or cab. 

8. Residence Advisors

Salary: Varies
Number of Hours: Typically around the clock

Do you want to avoid having to pay rent during your time at UCLA? Being a Residence Advisor might be the perfect job for you! Most Residence Advisors are given a free room to stay in during their time. It is a terrific leadership position to have on your resume. The only downside in that you might have to spend some late nights making sure that everyone is not being too loud.

9. Teaching Assistant

Salary: Varies
Number of Hours: Varies based on subject

If you excelled in a specific course, consider applying to become a Teaching Assistant for next year’s class. Be sure to always develop close and positive relationships with your professors if you are interested in becoming a TA. Professors tend to want to work with students they already know (along with being a top student).

10. Fitness/Yoga Instructor

Salary: Varies
Number of Hours: Varies based on level of experience

Are you someone that absolutely loves working out? Help others get in better shape or help them transition through “downward” dog by earning money as a Fitness/Yoga Instructor. You can either work independently by finding you own clients or get in touch with a local gym/yoga studio. Not only will you get paid, but you will feel great knowing that you have made a positive impact in other people’s lives.

11. Babysitter

Salary: Varies
Number of Hours: Varies based on level of experience

Babysitting is not just reserved the teenage crowd. It can be a gold mine for college students who want to make some cash while taking care of children need their college or university. Depending on the flexibility of the parents, you will likely be able to do some of your schoolwork while taking care of their children. Be sure to check our Care.com while links babysitters and parents online.


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