If you get twitchy staying in the same place for too long, you can satisfy your wanderlust by choosing one of these next travel jobs. If you want to get paid to travel, then just embark on a new career that will really have you going places, and not just on the corporate ladder. There are plenty of employment opportunities that require frequent travel and some of them can be exactly what you need to fulfill your dreams and live a happy and meaningful life. It’s actually not as hard to find a travel job as you may think. You just have to know where to look and you’ll reach your goal in no time. So pack your bags and get ready to explore with these next amazing travel jobs:
1. Flight Attendant
This is definitely one of the most obvious travel jobs but on the other hand, it’s one of the most accessible since you don’t need a specialized degree to become a flight attendant. Actually most of the major airlines only require some customer service experience and certification. The work is not that easy but you’ll get to visit a lot of places around the world and you’ll get free or discounted flights for you and your family.
2. English Teacher
Another travel job that’s quite accessible is becoming an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. In some parts of the world, it’s enough if you obtain a certificate (CELTA, TEFL, TESOL) but in others (particularly South-East Asia and Latin America), being a native speaker and having a college degree are enough.
3. Travel Writer
Even though being a travel writer seems like a glamorous job, the reality is that most aspiring travel writers work really hard for little pay. Even though this is not the easiest way to make a living, it can be fun and it will allow you to see the world. If you love to travel and write, then this might be the perfect job for you. If you want to get your name out there, then just start a blog. You should know that there are also a lot of publications that accept articles from aspiring writers.
4. Cruise Line Worker
Working on a cruise ship is one of the most wanted travel jobs out there. You’ll be able to see the world, meet some of the biggest names in business, politics and entertainment, all while receiving free food and accommodation. You’ll be able to sail around the world and you’ll get paid for it.
5. Travel Tour Guides
This job will allow you to explore beautiful cities like Rome, Paris and New York and get paid for it. Every city that attracts tourists needs tour guides, so be knowledgeable and resourceful and you’ll succeed in this business. A good tour guide must not only know that particular city inside and out, but they also need to relate well with people, so study the history and the culture of that city and brush up on the local language.
6. Exploration Geologist
An exploration geologist helps extraction companies identify the most profitable places from where to extract natural resources. If you choose this career, you will get to travel to some of most remote regions of the world since extractions happen in places that are not very populated.
An archaeologist must travel the world to recover and preserve artifacts from past human cultures. They discover buried treasures that give them a glimpse into the past. Archaeologists do more than just dig, they identify and analyze their discoveries so they can be restored, catalogued and displayed by museums. This career requires frequent travel and you’ll get to visit some of the most remote regions of the world too.
There are a lot of amazing jobs for people who love to travel. I just mentioned a few in this little article but I’m sure that there are many more I could add to this list. Do you know any other wonderful travel jobs? Please tell us about them in the comments section!