7 Best Part Time Jobs for College Students in Malaysia

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These part-time jobs not only save you time for study and other commitments but also pay you well.

Want to do part time job alongside your study?

Well, this is a great decision if you want to fund your study, bills and living expenses on your own. In addition to this, you learn professionalism and service skills even before your first job.

Being a student, you should look for the job which can go well with your study schedule and other commitments as well.

And not all jobs will give you such benefits.

Many part-time jobs require you to work more than their mentioned hours. Moreover, you may have to commute too far which simply waste your time.

Remember, there is no benefit of doing such jobs that don’t save you significant time and energy for study. You need the job that balances your study and work.

Don’t worry.

Here, I have rounded up part-time jobs that not only save you plenty of time but also pay you well.

Home Tutor:


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Home tutoring job makes to top of this list for many reasons.

First and foremost, it can be done at the comfort of home. It means you don’t need to commute to do 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.


Event Staff:


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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.


Food Services:


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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.




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A freelancer professional is a boss of his own!

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.


Direct Sales:


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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.




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What about becoming a photographer?

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.


Retail Store Employee:


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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!


About Author:

David Lim is creative blog writer and director at ChampionTutor Tuition Centre Malaysia.

He has been in this industry for the last 15 years and has a vast knowledge of major learning application.


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