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Jobs in higher education are often sought for by the students who have to run themselves on their own earned money. Generally, it is perceived that in student life, there are few opportunities & not every student with average caliber can avail those! But actually, there are lots of job opportunities specially designed for students in higher education. Thirty-three such popular jobs are described here that are specially meant for students in higher education or studying in universities.

33 Opportunities of Jobs In Higher Education

Some effective & suitable job options are described here where students from any major or discipline can apply. These are best suited job opportunities for students while studying as they get a chance to earn pocket money spending a few hours.

1. Research Assistant or Associate

Research is a set of activities where knowledge is used to produce reformed knowledge for further use. This is a kind of job which is highly sophisticated; this particular job of a research assistant or research associate offers immense opportunities for students in higher studies. In universities, faculties are continuously working on research projects according to their study disciplines or interest in subject matter.

Research Assistant or Associate
Research Assistant or Associate

As the full time faculties are consumed with conducting classes & checking scripts & attending seminars, they need helping hand to collect data or make a literature review or for any part to complete a research project. Sometimes an international project requires extensive work of data collection which might not be possible for the teacher to collect within a specified period of time. So, they sometimes announce the call for an assistant formally on the campus notice board or some bright students are picked from the classes with consent after an informal announcement.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Love for research work
  • Fact finding &

Benefits

  • Good remuneration &
  • Skill enhancement

2. Call Center Executive

The job of a call center executive presents the chance for a student to become able to be confident & manage things. Students in higher education generally have to go through a transformation process, no matter how introverted a person is, study, group project work, assignments, presentation & etc make a student quite active, eloquent & confident. There are jobs of call center executives or care-line officers where university students are in high demand for those qualities.

Call Center Executive
Call Center Executive

This job is about solving customer queries, sharing know-how things & advising on use of products or services. Companies need students of university who are proactive, eager to work & who possess required knowledge about the companies & their customer retention systems & strategies. This is a great opportunity for the students studying business administration. There are shifts in this job to suit the class time & off time of students.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Ability to explain with patience &
  • Eloquence among others

Benefits

  • Earning pocket money &
  • Orientation with corporate environment

3. School Tutor

The chance of being a school tutor or teacher offers the chance to revisit school life after completing it. Primary schools often publish recruitment notices in daily newspapers or in the job portals targeting the graduates where running students can also apply. Students in higher education are the ideal target group for the job of school tutor in primary section or for O level as they know the value of good score & education.

School Tutor
School Tutor

These jobs are convenient because the teacher does not have to stay in the school from morning to evening. There is a part time opportunity for university students where they can fix a schedule according to their free time. With the rapid increase of private schools & educational institutions, the job opportunity is just expanding. Students can earn money in their convenient time getting the status of a “job holder” too.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Very good academic background &
  • Love for teaching mainly

Benefits

  • Enhanced self esteem being a teacher while remaining a student

4. Coaching Tutor

Being a coaching tutor offers a chance for many students to feel the statute of a teacher he or she has idolized. Apart from the school teaching, there are numerous coaching & training centers where young people are being recruited as part timers for training or coaching. In many countries, this is a very good opportunity for students to get enrolled in those institutions & become a coach or trainer. Different subjects are practiced like mathematics, science & accounting for example. University students, according to their major areas of study, can apply to these centers & start these jobs of teaching where national curriculum & syllabus are being followed.

Key Qualifications Needed

  •  Good academic score &
  • Desire to work as a teacher

Benefits

  • Upgraded status from a student to a teacher &
  • A decent salary for the work performed

5. Online Tutor

Being a teacher is a long cherished dream for some students & they can fulfill it by being an online tutor or instructor on e-learning platforms. Today there are many teaching houses that offer courses, training & conferences using online platforms. Considering the diverse schedules of people from different professions it is easy to conduct a knowledge sharing session through online platforms using various applications. This set up offers a chance to work as tutors. This is a job where students will get paid not even going to any office. Online education has got special importance & relevance in the time of pandemic where people are not supposed to go outside keeping the regular activities of life on. Students in higher education are wanted for such jobs when target audiences are juniors than them.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Being tech savvy &
  •  Proactive at operating various applications with a liking for teaching

Benefits

  • Greater ease as no office to be present at physically &
  • Good income opportunity

6. Social Media Manager

Being a manager is not all about going to an office, walking around employees’ rooms & supervising them, you can be a manager staying at your home too! Today, students spend maximum time online in various social media platforms or sites. Now, it is the most effective & efficient way to reach customers or to make communication with different stakeholders for a business organization. Few years back what was known as a public relations manager is now introduced as a social media manager in many organizations. This job also needs to be done staying home & so it offers great advantage. Students can be from any academic background but they hold equal chances for this job as young fellows are more handy than other groups of people in a society. Organizations, especially the new ones, need a very strong presence in social media to create, build & maintain professional relationships with customers & they need young people who can do that as a contractual job or part time job.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Organized knowledge on managing social media profiles

Benefits

  • Hassle free task as most students are experienced &
  • Proactive at social media so it will not seem like a different or difficult thing to do

7. Invigilator

In invigilation, a student suddenly becomes a teacher & gets paid for it. There are many teaching institutions where various examinations are held like job tests & admission tests for different institutes. At weekends almost regularly there are examinations that need to be supervised or invigilated. For this task, students are called for as it is a contractual job for a particular session. This job gives me a good chance to get familiar with different organizations & with a lot of people that may work as a source of professional network. Such jobs are not generally declared in public forums like job portals & in campuses, these job vacancies are posted in the websites of the institutions where the examinations are held. So students need to keep an eye for this. Various international organizations & cultural centers also host such examinations where they let their auditorium for use of examinations for other institutions.

Key Qualifications Needed

Strong networking skill with varied personalities among others

Benefits

Income opportunity with very less load of work

8. Translator

Translators are the ones who are making it easy for us to understand a different language. Different international agencies, buying houses & embassies require fellows who can translate formal documents of one language to another language. This is again best suited for students of higher education as they are in the regular practice of studying & learning wordplay comes easy for them. Job of a translator comes with a good pay package when international agencies recruit. For this, it is advised for all students to learn the grammar exceptionally well of any language so that it gives a competitive edge. This job has both on site & off site facilities. Sometimes documents are sent to email to translate & re-send it. Although there are applications now for translating, still there are many words with similar meaning & choosing the right one matters a lot for which this job is quite in demand.

Key Qualifications Needed

Very strong command over grammatical knowledge & vocabulary

Benefits

Good earning opportunity with less work.

9. Interpreter

One interpreter can live two lives at the same time! With the increase of global business & trade & its liberalization more foreign companies are in business more than any time-period in the recent past. As now people have ideas about products & services with their brands of various countries of different continents, sometimes, the language is the barrier for countries that are starkly different in culture & lifestyle, at that time an interpreter is needed. Interpreter is needed mainly for lesser known languages in a country. Students with excellent skill & command over foreign language hold a bright chance to apply for this job. Generally this job pays high. Students are therefore advised to learn a foreign language that is high in demand & lesser known as well among the mass public. Language learning centers are there in every country, if one additional language can be learned properly, it will benefit the student only.

Key Qualifications Needed

Excellent skill in foreign language with grammar & Vocabulary

Benefits

A name & fame of doing something extra-ordinary

10. Content Writer

Writing is like an invisible voice to convey some message. Today if business organizations are growing enormously worldwide, the scope of work is also expanding with it. Every organization today to be successful needs seamless & real-time communication with its stakeholders, so websites, pages, groups & channels on social media platforms are the logical outcome of this need. This virtual existence is one of the key factors for success today & where there are such sites, pages, groups & channels, they have to be rich in catchy words & documents to attract & retain customers.

Students with outstanding writing ability are sought for such writing as a job of content writer. Content writing is a job of high demand & reward. Although there are outsourcing opportunities now to work as freelancers still it is a full time & part time job in many organizations where work from home opportunity is also given. This chance is not only for students of any particular subject rather any student with brilliant writing capability & understanding the basic workflow of the organizations can apply & start working.

Key Qualifications Needed

Stupendous skill in writing & Understanding client’s need mainly

Benefits

Income per word & popularity.

11. Web Developer

Websites are like the identities of organizations in the business world. With the increase of business organizations, the need for creating websites increases too. Customers do not value the company that has no virtual presence & no website. For startups, for many, creating an effective website is not easy. Sometimes there is a great business idea & prospect but there could be a lack in other aspects like creating a website & all. This is very natural as running a business & creating a website require different sets of knowledge. Not all are equipped with both & there comes the scope of job for students in higher education. Students handy in this can apply for web developing projects where payment is attractive.

Key Qualifications Needed

Knowledge of computer science & A creative mind.

Benefits

Exposed to wide scope of becoming a successful freelancer

12. Graphics Designer

Graphics designers create magic with their use of imagination & its expression. With the creation of various applications, the graphics designing has reached another level. This is a sheer case of creativity. There is no limit to creating designs. Graphics designing was primarily a qualification for movie making.

There were times when customers of consumer goods had to be satisfied with the standardized products available for them but now a day, people demand customized designs on products like – t-shirts, coffee mug, shopping bag bed sheets & so on. Now, there is scope to make customers a part of the business process by offering them a chance to select the design they are looking for. Anyone with a course completed in graphics design with keen interest can start working & bidding independently for contracts.

Key Qualifications Needed

Thorough & organized knowledge about graphics & use of it

Benefits

Students hold a bright chance to be one successful freelancer on graphics designing

13. Voice-Over Artist

Entertaining listeners with an impacting voice is quite a feeling of achievement. Now, podcasting is in vogue. It is no more a luxury rather than a necessity. Now websites are getting equipped with podcast facilities. There are people who do not have the time to watch a video or to read an article while concentrating on it. Now, people have to be multitasking & so podcasting enables people to be on the move or to do household chores while listening to some tutorials or some news or some stories. As this is increasing, so is the job opportunity. Students in higher education who are well versed with the contemporary world & possess a pleasing tone of speaking can apply for such jobs where the task is assignment based & it can be done staying home too.

Key Qualifications Needed

Proper pronunciation & Strong hold over error free speaking

Benefits

Enhanced confidence & good reputation.

14. Band Member

Being with a musical band is entertaining as well as rewarding. There are students who are always interested in music jamming & organizing concerts & entertaining others. Subject of study does not really matter when forming a hobby. Some students always volunteer in the cultural programs arranged in the university campus, they love to be on the stage & perform. These students have a good chance to be recruited in the music industry too. From assisting a music band in organizing their concerts to become an instrumentalist are open for them.

Key Qualifications Needed

High enthusiasm for music & a natural talent on performing arts

Benefits

Mental satisfaction & being able to fulfill dream & earning money by it

15. Assistant Executive

The job of assisting an executive is a learning scope to be a future executive. Sometimes universities recruit from its running students for a part time job like assistant executive for any particular department for a fixed time period. The reasons are to create a notion of encouraging internal recruitment & to inspire students to study hard to be qualified for such in-campus jobs. These jobs increase the worth of a student & he or she becomes a role model for his or her classmates. Initially, these jobs start with a part time opportunity which may become full time given that the student has shown remarkable performance. So one institution like a university suddenly becomes a place to study & a place to work professionally as well!

Key Qualifications Needed

Managerial capabilities & Strong presence of mind.

Benefits

A developed status with ease in life as the same place becomes the center for study & job.

16. Internship

Internship is an opportunity for university students to gather required experience to work as a full time employee later on. An internship fulfills two needs, one is the completion of academic requirements – that is the practical part of the study & then it prepares a student to face the job market. Internship or apprenticeship is the time when a student is supposed to work under close supervision of some designated employee in an organization who will train & guide the interns to complete some assigned tasks & to prepare a report based on it. Sometimes it is a bright chance for students to show their acquired knowledge & skills in the workplace where they enter as intern & by dint of the talent & supreme performance they are elevated to as permanent employees, yes, certain organizations do offer this opportunity to talented interns.  Internships might not be paid always.

Key Qualifications Needed

Completion of all the reading courses & leadership capability.

Benefits

Chance of being a full time employee in certain organizations.

17. Virtual Internship

Virtual internship is a time saver in our busy schedule. With work from home becoming the trend today, internships are available online within the country & outside the residing country & that too for students not only of final year, but also of any year & level. If the student can convince the recruiter over video call, he or she has the fair chance to get the contract of virtual internship where for example a third year BBA student in Bangladesh can work for a company in Germany for a specified time. It can be paid or non-paid. Even if it is non-paid, still a bright chance to work with international organizations that offer immense chance for learning & growth.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Being a people’s person, tech savvy &
  • Solid knowledge in English as the medium to communicate in case of working with foreign company

Benefits

  • Competitive edge & Enhanced knowledge & certificates

18. News Editor

It is the skill of the editor for which the reader enjoys a write up. Gone is the era when students of one discipline could not work in another no matter how confident or knowledgeable she or he would be! Nobody would consider a student for a theater artist if the educational background is from biology & not from art & performing media. Thankfully, the situation is changing. If you know to collect information, sort it & write a feature from it that serves the need & can convince the recruiter, you can apply for the post of a news editor. It is that era when hands on knowledge & experience with confident demonstration of a sample work are preferred more than the certificates. For this development, many students who are studying banking but foster a strong passion for news or feature writing, can apply for these posts, work confidently & make a mark.

Key Qualifications Needed

Sound knowledge of preparing a feature article that suits the taste of readers

Benefits

Sense of achievement & scope to be a public figure followed by popularity

19. Story Writer

Some people say it & some people just tell a story! Although today, the smartphone has taken over the books, there is still a big section remaining in society that just loves the feeling of reading books & stories even online. To quench the thirst of readers from all corners of the world, many organizations are hiring story writers. It is again a virtual job where the writer will send stories based on the audience’s demand & in return they get paid for it. As university students are in the practice of reading & writing it is a convenient option for the students with creative minds who love to write a story from an idea. Such a job comes with no pressure of attaining offices that may cause to miss academic classes as it is in most cases a remote job.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Ability to create magical impact with words &
  • Creative thinking

Benefits

  • Intrinsic happiness & being recognized &
  • To carve a fan base

20. Tele-Marketing

Marketing of product or service over telephone is a chance to tap into the skill of convincing people. In a group of friends, there is generally a presence of one who can convince people in a jiffy! It’s like a talent that is felt but can’t be imitated quickly! Seeing this thing regularly in our life, we tend to take it normally, but this is not a normal or random attribute! It is an outstanding quality! In the business world, organizations impose high priority to those who can convince them, spend less resources & time. This is a big quality that can be utilized in tele-marketing. This job is a great opportunity for those students who enjoy convincing people on a particular topic.

Key Qualifications Needed

Ability to convince people in a subtle manner & getting fun in it

Benefits

Making a living out of a quality which is innate in the employees doing this

21. Hosting / Presenting Shows

Hosting is the art of talking & engaging people. The eloquence, likability & the zing in a person make him or her a great presenter or a host who can hold the attention of audiences or viewers for hours & entertain them. A lot of shows, exhibitions & programs like award giving ceremonies are held regularly. This calls for a chance to be the presenter or host or convener of the shows. In every batch, there are some students who are specially recalled for their excellent presentation. They just enjoy being in front of the people, look at them joyfully & connect with their psyche with their charm. 

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Being eloquent & with zing in personality &
  • Ability to engage audiences actively

Benefits

  • Mental satisfaction & chance of becoming a well known personality
  • Followed by good monetary return

22. Photographer

People love to spend huge money for good photos & photographers. There is no limit in the types of hobbies & there are opportunities too to turn a hobby into a livelihood, like what starts as a passion for taking snaps, if pursued & nurtured, it can make the enthusiast photographer into a professional one. As not everybody can cut it as a skilled photographer, this job makes a student gratified who had longed for this chance. As people come with diversified talents, a class of 50 students will be more or less expert in 30 to 40 activities. For example, there will be one aspiring debater, voice-over artist, organizer, leader, strategist, manager, marketer, data analyst, accountant, singer & photographer etc. students who are keen on photography love to work in events arranged at the university campus. The good photographers become an instant icon among other students. There are selective opportunities in the market for these people with excellent pay packages.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Solid knowledge about framing &
  • Capturing subject along with light & shadow

Benefits

Being recognized as “star” in the close circles followed by a decent income

23. Event Manager  

An efficient event manager is in high demand everywhere. Students with good to exceptional ability to organize programs at familiar circles of friends & relatives are the candidates for the job of event manager. No skill is a waste! While some people find it absolutely exhausting to contact numerous people of different professions to bring them to work under one roof to organize a wedding party while some students would take extreme pride in doing so & would just enjoy every moment of making things happen! They got the ability to translate a dream into reality with perfection. Such students are the ideal target group for the job of event managers. Now, young people, like university students are contacted for such part time & project based jobs.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Organizing things, leading people &
  •  Managing the chaos to meet client’s goals

Benefits

Earning money by using an innate ability or hobby

24. Script Writer

Script writing deals with creativity. Students who love to write have got another scope to display this quality. This is by writing scripts for television or radio commercials or for films or dramas. Again, to qualify to become so, it is the sincere desire & passion for script writing is needed first. The interesting part is that no formal training is required for this as the internet offers a plethora of tutorials at free of cost to learn & practice this special type of writing. So students studying law or fisheries can invest some time in script writing to earn money if proper knowledge & self-learning are there, if the recruiter is convinced by this. It is advised to make a portfolio of script writing on specific topics that would be really helpful to convince a producer or director who would need them as it will show credibility.

Key Qualifications Needed

Desire for script writing & hands on experience of this

Benefits

Skills are upgraded that gives huge inherent reward as a whole of a person when a student of science becomes a script writer for a social awakening short film

25. Surveyor

The job of a surveyor is very specific & returns good worth. There are organizations whose primary task is to conduct research on trendy topics in a given time in a society or in a community or in a country. These organizations need to collect data & information from a large number of samples. Sometimes the respondents live in distant areas. University students, irrespective of study background acquire knowledge of research according to their chosen major area of study along with basic research methodology. So this is an excellent opportunity for students who love research to utilize their learning of research. The call for surveyors is published in the job portals & sometimes the recruitment notices are also circulated in the university. Sometimes there are funds from the government to carry out certain research work & being a participant in such work is a sheer prestige & achievement.

Key Qualifications Needed

Sound knowledge of basic data collection & data sorting procedure

Benefits

Being a part of large research work & ability to make contacts with lots of people

26Column Writer

Writing columns as a student in news portals & magazines or in daily newspapers is a morale booster. There is no dearth of opportunities to make an income for students in higher education if they have a fascination towards writing. Sometimes there is a column dedicated for young writers in newspapers or online news portals. Students with passion & love for writing with ability to present a thought in a clear way that can incite good responses from readers are the suitable candidates for this job. Such writing makes a random student a well known figure in the university. Thought provoking write-ups on contemporary issues are always in demand for news portals. This job too offers the advantage of working from home or away from the office. As it is a task or assignment based job, the column writer needs to submit articles daily or weekly. This is a first-rate source of income for students who have to bear their own expenses.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Ability to influence people’s thoughts by writing

Benefits

  • Being recognized by mass people

27. Proofreader

There are writers & researchers who write articles & then there are proofreaders who make sure that the articles get published being error-free in the use of language, spelling, grammar & punctuation. While writing a thesis or research paper, it is natural to make some mistakes which sometimes go unnoticed but when it is time to submit the papers, it is a shame to send faulty work which could be improved given a thorough check over the writing. But due to being carried away with the stress to meet deadlines sometimes, proofreading goes missing, there comes the opportunity of students with in-depth knowledge on writing & arrangements of thoughts. This job offers a chance to work from home too. University students being accustomed to research methodology are the target group for this job.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • In-depth knowledge on research methodology &
  • Grammar with vocabulary & spelling of language

Benefits

Earning more by working less

28. Sports Trainer

Athletic students always find a way to be involved in sports related activities. Just like some students are adept in photography, there are students who are fitness enthusiasts. Sports & tournaments are their topic to explore in the off time after classes. Just like some people are good at managing events, there is this group of students who just love the feeling of being in sports competition. In the primary & secondary schools, there are intra & inter school competitions where a huge number of students participate. They all need to be trained vigorously. For this specific competition or tournament young graduates are sought after who have liking for sports & training young fellows.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • To be a sport enthusiast &
  • A trainer at heart

Benefits

  • Utilizing talent & meeting new bunch of people with similar hobbies

29. Tourist Guide

The term ‘tourism’ always makes people happy & enthusiastic as people start visualizing beautiful things & places. Today with the increase of globalization & fascination for traveling, the whole world is like one global village. Airlines as well as tour operators are offering interesting tour packages with easy installments for paying for the trips. This increase of foreign travelers has necessitated the availability of a sufficient number of educated & smart tour planners & tourist guides who are fluent in English. As English is the prominent international language, it is the only medium of communication between the foreign tourists & the tour operators & guides. University students are apt choices for these jobs. Becoming a part time tourist guide being a full time student is a motivator.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Pleasing & positive attitude towards life &
  •  Taking pride in introducing motherland to international travelers & fluency in English

Benefits

  • scope to meet people of different countries with different lifestyles & stories & earning by visiting places!

30. Statement of Purpose (SOP) Writer

Writing SOP is a sophisticated job as it deals with a high level of intellectuality in terms of choosing words & making sentences. There are some students who have incredible creativity & imagination. Some other students aim to study abroad but somewhat lack either in skill of writing a SOP or run out of time as they have to be consumed totally in completing other formalities. Whatever the reason is, it creates a scope for entry of a third party that is a scope of employment. The avid writers can be hired to write that on behalf of the applicant. This is a kind of outsourcing of tasks.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Knowledge of admission in foreign university along with admirable capability of writing formal documents

Benefits

  • Ability to earn money by working staying home

31. Reviewer

Reviewing things makes life easier for others. In today’s time, before watching a movie or series, viewers like to search for reviews. If they are happy with it, they give it a try, same goes for books & certain products like mobile phones & other home appliances. Reviews are in big demand today. Even before going to a particular restaurant or choosing a particular dish, people search for the relevant reviews. This habit has created job opportunities for students who like to write this way giving opinions & ratings. This is a wonderful chance to show one’s talent of writing in a convincing manner. Students from any discipline can become reviewers.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Ability to express thoughts with honesty through writing

Benefits

  • Getting noticed by many for writing & earning good money

32. Spoken English Teacher

English being the internationally recognized only language to speak & write, one just can’t progress without it. Higher education without English is incomplete. Working in a multinational country is a dream for many students & people in developing countries aiming to shift to English speaking countries so they must learn English fluently. Today, it is impossible to be connected globally without working knowledge of English. But not everybody has the same caliber to learn & grow with English at the same tempo. Some learn fast while others learn slowly. Teaching English is a fantastic opportunity for those who are outstanding in writing, reading, speaking & listening English to be a spoken English teacher. A good score in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) adds high value for this job.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Being extraordinary in English like a native speaker along with liking for teaching

Benefits

  • Huge respect &
  • Upgraded status with decent earning scope

33. Student Counselor

Counseling students who want to go abroad is getting popular in all countries as a convenient option for a part time job. There are lots of agencies in every country that are helping students who aim to have a foreign degree. Such organizations or agencies require different paper works to be completed & meeting with students to update them about the proceedings.

This calls for job opportunities for students on a part time basis. The job holder students find it interesting to be able to be a part of an organization where target groups are also students. Initially, it might seem difficult as information of different countries regarding admission facilities & requirements for various subjects need to be remembered. But with time & practice, it becomes easy.

Key Qualifications Needed

  • Motivation to know & learn about admission process &
  • Capability to explain with patience to junior students

Benefits

  • Increased knowledge &
  • Being expert at convincing people

Conclusion

Today, this is such an era, where any skill is valued & can be capitalized for making a living out of it. University life presents a plethora of chances to sharpen skills, unlock the hidden potential & tap into it. Many students in universities are diverse in their backgrounds & financial conditions. Some students have the luxury to complete the education or higher study at a stretch & start a job or business after it where some students have to search for jobs to earn money to support them. The opportunities of jobs in higher education are high in number & students just need to identify their skills & interest along with comfort zones to apply for the jobs, some of which are explained above.

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