Jobs That May Suit You If You Want To Travel While Working

June 21, 2020

It can be tedious to be stuck behind a desk for eight hours every day, especially when you are dreaming of traveling to different cities for adventure.

Most people have only two weeks every year when they can take a holiday and go on vacation. They then spend the rest of the year working and dreaming of new cities and cultures.

Instead of working in a position where you can travel only once or twice a year, why not get a job that involves travel as one of your tasks?

You will discover the world this way while making money and building your career.

Here are a few jobs you can do while traveling and adventuring all over the world:

Flight Attendant

One of the best travel jobs you can think of is being a flight attendant . Most flight attendants initially start in their home country before they are allowed to work on longer flights that travel to foreign destinations.

As a flight attendant, you can fly to different cities and countries on beautiful aircraft while receiving good pay and benefits.

Requirements for becoming a flight attendant differ among airlines, but you should be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time, and perhaps be tall enough to be able to reach the overhead bins too.

Airline hiring managers often put a high value on skills such as CPR training and being able to speak a foreign language.

Travel Nurse

As people continue to age, according to the American Association of College of Nursing, the national nursing shortage will continue to rise. Therefore, hospitals are hiring more travel nurses to fill in the gap.

Because these nurses operate on a contractual basis (often on contracts of 13 weeks at a time), they are able to move between hospitals in different cities. They are paid more and enjoy additional facilities like travel nurse health insurance options, travel allowances, and licensure reimbursements.

In addition to having a degree in nursing, travel nurses must also be certified in every state or country that they practice in. ER travel nursing jobs by GIFTED Healthcare is one of the online resources where you can find openings for travel nurses.

Travel Agent

The work of a travel agent may seem to happen all from an office, after all, they meet people in one place, tend to speak a foreign language, and help the customers to plan trips to another place.

However, up to 40% of your career as a travel agent can find you on the road.

That is because travel agents need to travel to find their clients’ best destinations activities and hotels.

In the expectation that they will refer their customers there in the future, travel agents may also be invited to visit a new place for free.

So, if you want a chance to maintain a daily travel schedule that counts as work, a career as a travel agent may be the dream job you are looking for.

Au Pair

An au pair is an international nanny, who usually lives with a family to look after their children.

There are dozens of online platforms that help you find suitable matches between families and au pairs, based on things such as experience, availability, and preferences. Payment can range from room and board to flights, and includes a salary.

Many times, families seek English speakers only. However, if you want to pick up a new language, it could be a perfect way to practice your skills too.

Also, many families will take their nannies to travel with them, making this another job to add to the list of jobs that pay you to travel.

International Aid Worker

Consider working for an international aid organization if you like traveling but also want to help people and make a living at the same time.

As an international aid worker, you can visit countries in difficulty and help the people recover from terrible situations such as famine and natural disasters. To qualify as an international aid worker, you will need to have a degree in agriculture, health or education. You would also need a keen interest in social work.

As you can see, there are many, many careers that require travelling. You can stay at home and fly out regularly, or move abroad, and use your free time to see the new world around you. One thing is for sure, no matter what: the world is waiting, and it is up to you to make your move.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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