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Turning 18 is a landmark in your life. Time to become more responsible and even start working!

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18 is a much awaited landmark: it is the age that you turn into an adult. This means that your parents will not be held responsible for any of your actions. You can make your own decisions. You can even get married, if you want! And one of the best parts of adulthood is that you can work in whatever field you like– no restrictions apply whatsoever, with an exception in the US, where there are restrictions in alcohol purchase until the age of 21, so you cannot work as a bartender or do alcohol shopping for other people, for example.

But what jobs for 18 year olds are there? You could take up a job that suits your personality, your interests or, even better, one that will give you first hand professional experience in what you intent to study or work with, later in life. How cool to have experience at such an early age! And how wonderful to be able to make good money on your own! You can create a profile on AppJobs and browse through all kinds of jobs by category: pet sitting, babysitting, freelance or online teaching, for example.

Let us give you some more specific ideas!

Jobs for 18 year olds that can give you professional experience

Caregiver

If your goal is to study and work with social services or a job relevant to medicine, you may want to take up a job as a caregiver. You can offer care to the elderly or to children, with ElderCare or Care.com, for example.

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Check out Eldercare in the US: in Columbus, Baltimore, Seattle, Austin, Nashville and in Canada: in Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal.

Check out Care in the US: in Charlotte, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, in Canada: in Ottawa, in Vancouver, in Montréal, in Australia: in Sydney, in Perth, in Melbourne, in Europe: in Brussels, Madrid, London, Paris, Amsterdam

Find more cities and more care job opportunities on AppJobs

Pet sitter

If pets are your thing and would love to become a vet or dog trainer, what a lovely way to learn more about them than taking care of them!

Check out PetSitter in the US: in Seattle, San Bernardino, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and in Canada: in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary.

Check out Rover in the US: in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, in Canada: in Ottawa, in Toronto, in Calgary, in Australia: in Melbourne, in Europe: in Leeds.

Check out Sittercity in the US: in San Bernardino, Washington D.C. , in Orlando, in Indianapolis.

Find more cities and more pet sitting job opportunities on AppJobs

Online tutor

Is your dream to become a teacher or a professor? Start practicing today! Teach a language, math, programming or whatever it is you are good at by offering online courses. There are plenty of platforms where you can offer your courses about anything imaginable.

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Check out Verbling in the US: in Jacksonville, in Boston, in Cincinnati, in Cleveland and in Europe: in Barcelona, Vienna, Rome, Stockholm, Manchester.

Check out Udemy in the US: in El Paso, Memphis, San Antonio, in Canada: in Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, in Australia: in Gold Coast, Sydney, Brisbane, in Europe: in Helsinki, Hamburg, Utrecht, Lisbon, Milan.

Find more cities and more online teaching job opportunities on AppJobs

Freelancer in IT or marketing jobs

If you want a career in IT or marketing, doing web development, coding, design, blog writing, Social Media, there are many freelance platforms you can join and take up relevant projects that will offer you a good pay and valuable experience.

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Check out Codester in the US: in Columbus, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, in Canada: in Vancouver and Toronto, in Europe: in London, Warsaw, Paris, Berlin.

Check out Upwork in the US: in Miami, Sacramento, Albuquerque, Dallas, in Canada: in Toronto, Calgary, Montréal, in Australia: in Sydney, Perth, in Europe: in Budapest, Prague, Copenhagen, Florence, Leeds.

Check out PeoplePerHour in the US: in Milwaukee, Las Vegas, Charlotte, in Canada: in Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa, in Australia: in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, in Europe: in Antwerp, Lyon, Lisbon, Rotterdam, Dublin.

Find more cities and more freelance job opportunities on AppJobs

Artist

Are you into arts? Do you like painting, designing your own clothes or creating jewellery? Maybe you would like to become a photographer, an actor or a musician. You can start selling your art online, taking up acting gigs, shooting photos at events or start throwing concerts at parties with your band!

Check out Etsy in the US: in El Paso, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, in Canada: in Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa, in Australia: in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, in Europe: in Munich, Liverpool, Bucharest, Valencia.

Check out GigSalad in the US: in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville and in Canada: in Montréal, Vancouver, Ottawa.

Find more cities and more freelance artistic job opportunities on AppJobs

The jobs for 18 year olds you can find on AppJobs are numerous and encompass many fields. Go ahead and see what is available in your area by typing the name of your city in the search field. You might discover something you haven’t thought of yet. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for useful videos and like us on Facebook.

Paulina Bajorowicz joined Appjobs in November 2018 and she is now the Content Marketing Specialist. She manages Appjobs blog and social media channels, coordinates outreach activities and cooperates with journalists and content creators around the gig economy.