Hodgkiss began his career at West Bromwich Albion, where he made 9 appearances including a premier league appearance against Everton. In August 2008, Jared joined Aberdeen in a loan spell that would last until January 2009.
He made eight appearances for the Scottish Side. A second loan spell came when he moved to Northampton Town in March 2009, where he stayed for the remainder of the season. In October 2009, Hodgkiss signed for Forest Green Rovers and went on to make over 150 appearances over a five year spell.
In June 2014, he joined Kidderminster Harriers and made over 50 appearances over two years. After finding himself a free agent in the summer of 2017, John Askey quickly swooped to bring Hodgkiss to the Moss Rose.