We all want to travel at some point in our lives, so what if I told you that there are plenty of jobs out there that you can join that allow you to do just that? Jobs that involve traveling range from jobs that are fun to jobs that take a little extra time to do, they range from being a flight attendant to being an auditor and everything in between. So why not look and discover what’s out there?
Consultants are experts in a field of study and they travel from one company to another to help that company with business decisions. Hey use strategies, planning, and problem solving to help business develop skills and knowledge. Consultants work with clients on an ongoing basis to help them maximize their business practices. They can travel to companies in the state they reside in or they could travel across the country – it all depends on what company you’re hired into.
They tell the company the best practices to follow, help them figure out how to cater to their customers, and help them work with foreign regulations they may run into. Some pros to being a consultant is that you are working on different projects in different industries, and consultants are paid very well. Some downsides, though, is that you’re travelling a lot meaning that you don’t get to spend much time with your family.
2. English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor
Planning, teaching, and evaluating assignments to help teach English to students who don’t speak English as their first language. Being an ESL instructor means that you potentially live in a different country teaching English to a bunch of students ranging in age and education levels. Teaching people English to people and watching them grow confident and proud of themselves as they master the complicated language.
There are long hours involved with being an ESL instructor because you’re working hard to ensure that students are understanding what you’re teaching and learning it well enough. You also must be rather fluent in their language so you can accurately teach them English and understand them. If you do end up in another country, you’re leaving behind your family and friends and entering a new culture. But overall the experience is worthwhile and rewarding.
Archaeologists study human history through excavation of sites and analysis of artifacts and physical remains. By studying and analyzing the items that they find, archaeologists are able to work towards finding answers as to how humans/animals lived in the past. To be an archaeologist, you need to have at least earned your Master’s degree or, in some cases, a doctoral degree.
Overall, archaeologists experience a low stress level when it comes to work and because of this people can work in this field until they’re 50-60 years old. There is a balance to life and work, and solid prospects of improving your position in this field of work.
Reporters work on investigating, observing, interviewing, and writing about news stories that are happening locally, statewide, nationally, or internationally. They travel wherever the next big story is happening in order to gather as much accurate information possible to write their articles or broadcast their reports. They can work on a single project for works just ensuring that they have enough factual and complete information possible when writing.
Reporters experience a high level of pressure because of tight deadlines that they must meet with every project they are given. They also work extremely irregular hours depending on what they’re working on or what sector of the news they may be a part of.
Auditors perform financial and risk management audits on commercial and public organizations. Their main goal in their job is to ensure that all the cash flows of the company are correct and recorded properly – they’re basically ensuring that no fraud is happening in the company.
They travel to meet their clients, this could be local, statewide, or in a different state entirely. Audits can take days, weeks, or even months to fully complete so they are away from home for long periods of time. Auditors are also seen as the “bad guys” of the accounting field, so they get a bad rep from most people. But auditing is a great career path for people who want to travel but also want to do accounting.
6. Flight Attendant
Flight attendants ensure that all emergency equipment is working, they clean the cabin of the airplane, ensure that there is enough food and drinks on board, and greet passengers as they board the plane. They have varied schedules, depending on how often the aircraft they are on flies in and out of airports.
They often work nights, weekends, and holidays because, as we all know, airlines operate 24/7. They tend to be away from home two to three nights a week, but the benefit of this is that their employer typically arranges for their rooming at hotels and pays for their meals. Flight attendants are given the most opportunities to travel the country and world!
Geoscientists the physical aspects of Earth to learn more about the past, present, and future and determine if anything can be done to better help Earth. They mostly look at the composition, structure, and process of the Earth to better understand what is going on.
Geoscientists travel around the world planning field studies, where they collect samples and conduct surveys, but there are also job opportunities to work in a lab at work sites. Geoscience is a broad field so there are many pathways that can be entered, some of these are: geophysicist, geologist, geochemist, hydrogeologist, and sedimentologist.
8. Sales Representative
A sales representative travels around the country selling retail products, goods, and services to customers. They work towards building trust and relationships with their customers in order to keep their business, therefore, they find out what customers want, create solutions, and ensure a smooth sales process.
It is a tough job to have because you must be very knowledgeable about your company and its products, and be able to create relationships with people in very little tme.
Interpreters and translators aid in communication by converting messages or conversations from one language to another. They are a vital part of global companies when it comes time to working with companies in different countries. Interpreters and translators must be fluent in more than one language to succeed in this line of work.
Interpreters work with the spoken word, so they tend to travel around with businesspeople and help them communicate with potential customers. Translators work with the written word, so they are more likely to be found working with contracts, or emails, etc. that a global company may have – they too can travel around with businesspeople to ensure that things are done correctly.
10. Traveling Nurse
Traveling nurses are healthcare professionals who move between hospitals, clinics, and schools lending a hand where they are needed. Most traveling nurses work with chronically-ill or homebound patients, or they help medical facilities who have a shortage of staff – this can also occur out of the country in areas that are affected by serious natural disasters.
Traveling nurses tend to work in 13-26-week period in one area and then move around to a different facility that needs them or they want to work at. This is a great career for anyone who is tired of living in the same place their entire life and want to see what else is out there for them.