Does the idea of sitting in the same office for the next twenty years of your life, doing the same job day in and day out, sound like a death sentence to you? If it does, then you may want to consider a career that allows you to travel.
Yes, those kinds of careers do exist. While your chance of making a six figure salary is limited, travel careers have more lifestyle perks than most stationary careers. You will get to see places in the world most people only dream of seeing, you will meet a variety of new people, and work schedule will never be boring.
While a travel-focused career may sound like constant luxurious evenings on secluded beaches and days in sunny tropical climates, they do have a few downfalls. A career that involves a lot of travel comes with a chaotic schedule, which makes having a family difficult. Careers that involve travel usually have specific education requirements and experience. But if you have the right credentials and are looking for an exciting career, one of these ten careers for people who love to travel will definitely be of interest to you.
10 Executive Assistant
Executives of large companies are very busy. As such, they require assistants to maintain their schedules, take calls for them, supervise clerical staff and essentially, maintain their lives. That's where executive assistants come in. Their work is fast paced and always changing according to the needs of the executive.
9 Flight Attendant
If you don't mind spending a lot of hours in the air, then being a flight attendant is just the career to get you traveling the globe. Flight attendants serve as a vital part of an airline crew by assisting passengers and ensuring their safety and comfort. Flight attendants can work for commercial airlines, private jets, business jets, and some military aircraft.
8 Au Pair
Working with children is a rewarding career. Working with children and traveling the world, that's an amazing career. To be an au pair you must have some kind of childcare experience or training and be able to speak a second language. You will live with the family for which you work and provide them with childcare. Depending on the ages of their children your responsibilities could be anywhere from changing diapers to assisting with school work.
7 Travel Writer
Like any other writing career, travel writing takes time to break into. But if you do manage to score a travel writing gig, you'll be in traveling heaven. Travel writing can take on many forms: first-person features, guidebooks, destination articles, and research based stories.
Degrees in archaeology are not that common, mostly because the degree requires a lot of travel to areas of the world that generally do not have five-star hotels or kid friendly dining areas - not very family friendly. But, if you are a person who is interested in traveling solo to deserted areas of the world then archaeology may be of interest to you.
5 Travel Nurse
While working as a travel nurse may not get you around the globe, it will almost certainly get you to the four corners of the United States. The development of travel nursing came about when there were not enough nurses to fill the needed positions. The open positions may be anywhere in the United States and are most often needed for specialties such as oncology, cath lab, neonatal, dialysis, and ER.
Fluency in one language is an aspiration for many people, fluency in two languages is a feat most of us may never achieve. But those who do have the ability to speak two languages have the opportunity for a great career as well as the possibility to travel.
3 English Teacher
Many jobs that require travel have you moving from one corner of a country to another every week or so. However, teaching English allows for a longer length of time in one area of the world. Most people who join one of the many companies that provide opportunities to teach English abroad, sign at least a six month contract. During the time abroad, English teachers are able to be part of the community where they are teaching. They will be able to immerse themselves in the culture of the area and make relationships with those around them.
For those who can do more than take a quick snapshot with a cell phone, photography may be a perfect career. Photojournalists and travel journalists have the ability to travel on assignment to far away locations. Just how far away those destinations are depends on the company for which the photographer works and the assignments they are given.
1 International Aid Worker
Beginning a career as an international aid worker fulfills not only a desire for travel but also a need to help those less fortunate. Aid organizations such as USAID and the Peace Corps hire aid workers to assist in countries that have been devastated by natural disasters, war, economic crises, famine, and despotism. Because there are many areas around the world in need, the extent of your travels depends entirely on your specialty and the areas in which the organization for which you work services.
To be an international aid worker, you must have a background in the area you are specializing in, such as; engineering, education, health, crisis management, agriculture, or private enterprise. With some kind of training and experience in those types of areas you will be able to help those in need and travel to distant countries that few others are able to see.
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