Want to have the opportunity to see and experience the world while earning money and developing your career? Travelling doesn’t mean you have to drain your bank account and pause your career if you select a job that allows you to frequently jump on a plane. Pack your bags and set off on an adventure with these travel friendly jobs.
1. Flight attendant
It might be the most obvious choice for careers as a flight attendants sure do rake up the frequent flyer miles. If you are considering embarking on a career in the air, just remember many flight attendants rarely leave the airport hotel. Applying for positions with a larger, international airline may give you a greater opportunity to explore the world.
2. Teaching English as a foreign language
A role teaching English as a foreign language is not only a great way to travel all over the world, it is also a rewarding opportunity. Requirements differ between TEFL agencies and locations, but you will most likely need a bachelor’s degree and great job’s will require you have TEFL qualifications. You can teach children or adults and have the chance to immerse yourself in a different culture.
3. Cruise ship crew / yacht crew
If you like being on the water then working as part of a crew on a cruise ship or yacht might be the perfect opportunity for you to see the world. Luxury cruise ships and yachts require hospitality staff, musicians, fitness instructors, beauty therapists and cleanings to maintain the ship and look after the gets as you sail to superb locations like Hawaii, Antarctica and the Caribbean.
Being a photographer is a tough business, but if you have the skills and you are dedicated to your craft you could tour the world capturing it through your lens. Work for a company or solo earning commission selling your incredible photos.
5. Au pair
Jobs for Au pairs are found all over the world and are a great way to experience living in a particular country looking after a family. Not only that, many of the job roles will provide perks such as a car, living in a nice home and great family holidays to exotic locations. Childcare experience is a bonus, but many families place more importance on personality and attitude over qualifications.
6. Ski or Scuba instructor
Sports lovers have a great opportunity to explore the world by instructing holiday goers how to navigate the slopes or dive under the sea. For those with qualifications as a ski and scuba instructor, you can enjoy half the year in the cool climates of Whistler and the other half on the beaches of Hawaii.
7. Beauty therapist
Luxury hotels, resorts, cruise ships and spas around the world all require qualified beauty therapists to treat their guests while they relax on their holiday. Gain experience with an international hotel and you will find it much easier to travel from destination to destination with the same group.
8. Travelling nurse
Nurses are in demand and with their health care skills have a great opportunity to work all over the world in both long term and short term positions. Most positions do require at least on year experience in a hospital setting, but the good news is as a qualified nurse you mostly likely will already tick the required boxes for a travelling nurse position.
If you have skills in a particular industry and the travel bug, don’t give up on your career before planning an adventure. Fortunately, there are many ways you can see the world and earn a living along the way.