In 2013, the average student loan debt was $28,400 — and that number’s only getting higher.
The more you can pay off while still in college and not paying interest, the better. Pulling shifts at Target between classes might not be the best way to start paying it off, but what else is there?
A lot, really — and to prove it, we found six weird but decently paying jobs. Take the quiz below to find out which one suits your personality, then read on for the details…
1. Hand Model
Hold a bottle of nail polish or a handful of diamonds within your palms and you could make approximately $75,000 per year.
2. Cruise Ship DJ
Besides free room and board on a luxury cruise line, this job is usually nights only, meaning you can spend your days on the lido deck or at the buffet. Cruise ship DJs typically make around $2,000 per month.
3. Abercrombie Storefront Model
Most minimum wage jobs require “bitch labor” like bathroom cleaning and filing. To make $8.35 an hour with this job, all you really have to do is stand there, smile, look pretty and talk to the occasional 13-year-old girl giggling over your shirtless body.
4. Sell Your Plasma Cells
5. Phone Sex Operator
If you have the gift of gab and like the idea of never having to show your face, you can become a phone sex operator and get paid about $18 an hour. You also get to work from home in your PJs and everything.
6. Snuggle Buddy
It’s exactly what it sounds like. You literally get paid to cuddle. $40 an hour plus travel compensation to be exact.
Get a job, any job
You don’t have to do any of these strange jobs, and you certainly don’t have to make a career of it. But if you’re in college and not working at all, you’re in the minority. Nearly four in five American college students have at least a part-time job.