What kind of job makes sense right now? Your high schooler’s job choices are going to depend on how much time they can commit to working, what’s available in your area, and other logistical things like how they’ll get to work. You can also nudge them to brainstorm how they might do paid work that is connected to their long-term goals. A high schooler with an interest in early childhood education might look for nannying or summer camp jobs, for example; one who wants to be a chef might look at restaurant jobs. Of course, they might not know yet what they want to be when they grow up, and that’s fine. There’s plenty of value in experiencing different industries and working at different types of jobs.