13 high-paying summer jobs for college students

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The summer vacation, while sometimes reserved for summer lovin' and fun in the sun, is also a prime time to earn some extra cash and learn valuable lessons about hard work and responsibility.

To find some of the best opportunities out there for college students , we asked FlexJobs , an online service specializing in telecommuting and remote work, to scour its site for some of the highest-paying summer and seasonal job listings.

"Pinpointing these types of high-paying, flexible summer jobs does require extra effort for job seekers, which is one of the reasons FlexJobs exists - to help cut down on the time and effort it takes to uncover these flexible positions," says Brie Reynolds, senior career specialist at FlexJobs. "But the great news is that, as these jobs show, it's possible to have a seasonal summer job that pays well and doesn't require a college degree."

The following jobs offer flexible work options with either part-time schedules and flexible hours, employee or freelance work, or remote or telecommuting options. None of them require a college degree, though many do require some previous experience, and each potentially pays double the federal minimum wage:
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