I thought like you when I was in high school. I got a job at Staples when I was 19, and that was my first real job. I did get a job before that, but it was with a sketchy windshield repair company where we had to harass people at gas stations to let us fix their chipped windshields.
If you think all the jobs are taken, you're misinformed. Go anywhere and put in an application. Then, call them every couple of days about your application. You might think you'd be annoying them, but it's the best way to increase your chances over the other applicants. You need to show interest in the job, even if you're faking it.
When I was in high school I was repairing people's computers for money. Word just got around that I knew what I was doing, so other students (and their parents) started calling me for repairs. I don't really consider that a job because it was stuff I did in my free time, but it got me money.
After you get your first job, it opens up opportunities for better jobs. After staples, I did freelance computer repair again, this time I was serious about it, and made decent money. My advice to any high schooler, especially in this high-competition market, is to get a job as quickly as you can. Don't wait until you're 19 like I did.>>515987>and do what, exactly?
Everyone is too busy trying to answer this question for themselves to be able to answer it for you. Just make some shit up and go with it.
Oh and once you get hired, be a good employee. Turnover rates are high now, and I can tell you from the jobs that I've had that good workers are truly hard to come by.
When you stop complaining about the world around you, you and start doing anything at all, doors open in unexpected places. I didn't think I'd be nearing a promotion to manager of development at a software company at 24 with no college, but here I am. All it took was getting a shitty job at Staples, being an efficient employee, and keeping my eyes out for better opportunities. Eventually I found them.