If your teen is looking for a summer job, here are some ideas for 17 year olds. Jobs and pay are variable based on your location, the difficulty, and the time it takes to complete each job.
If your teen likes to swim, lifeguarding can be a great summer job. They'll get to spend time outdoors at the beach or the pool.
Typically 17 year olds can work in retail stores; the laws vary by state. Check with your local ordinances to determine age restrictions and if the teen needs a worker's permit.
Depending on the state labor laws in your area, you may be able to be legally hired by a restaurant. Common jobs at this age include busing tables, hosting, and in some areas waiting on tables.
Babysitting is a popular summer job to explore when school is out. The Red Cross offers babysitters classes to prepare teens for babysitting.