Money makes the world go round, as the old adage goes. But how about; make money while going around the world? That’s a saying – and journey – we’d love to get on board with. It’s a dream that many view as just that though; unachievable, unrealistic and far out of reach. It doesn’t have to be this way; with modern technology and communication shrinking the world until it fits in the palm of your hand, more and more people are earning while burning up the track. So, with this in mind, here are 7 IDEAL careers for travelling the world
Fancy yourself the linguist? If you can speak at least two languages fluently then a career as a translator is the ideal opportunity to combine work and travel. Not only will you get to travel, you’ll also have the opportunity to work with fascinating people from all over the world. Interpreters are needed at all sorts of locations, from international conventions and conferences to hospitals and refugee camps. Indeed the variety of assignments you can work on as an interpreter are as wide as they are varied.
Lots of tourists who decide they never want to return to England turn to teaching English to fuel their holidaying habit. While it’s not as simple as rocking up to a school and doing your A,B,Cs, qualifications and teacher training are available to give you the confidence you need to stand up in front of a class and explain the past perfect continuous tense with vigour and aplomb. You’ll need and an ESL teaching qualification (such as a TEFL certification) at the minimum. One of the best things about teaching english abroad is that you can work practically anywhere in the world. Moreover it gives you the opportunity to actually meet the locals and immerse yourself in the culture of the country you’re living it.
A TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER
Photography is a job that requires you to travel in order to create content. It’s on the job description, and what could be better than that? Travel photography, it turns out, can be much more than just a hobby; it can get pretty lucrative. And demand is only growing. So whether you’re a freelance photographer or employed by a company, this is one vocation entirely possible on vacation.
A FLIGHT ATTENDANT
As long as you’re not afflicted by vertigo or aviophobia and between the heights of 4’11” and 6’4”, becoming a flight attendant could be your channel into the world of getting paid to travel. Training is typically paid and on-the-job, meaning your adventure could start moving almost as soon as you set that ball rolling. So, what are you waiting for?
Any kind of freelance job leaves you time on your hands at your disposal to work abroad or simply travel. You could be writing, taking photos, blogging, reviewing, reporting, and much more. Whatever your ‘thing’ is, it’s possible to channel it in to paid work. Nowadays, freelance work is well documented online; the web has so many opportunities advertised and available. If you know how to code (or have the drive to learn), then web developing while on the move could be the answer to your itchy feet. Building websites for other people has never been easier with software and skills acquisition available at the touch of a button. Instead of developing the wwws inside a dingy office in Milton Keynes, why not do it poolside under a tropical sun, cocktail in hand?
A LORRY DRIVER
It’s a common misconception that lorry drivers life’s are dull and mundane. That they work long hours without any perks. While there is no denying that the hours are long and sometimes lonely, one of the major perks of being a lorry driver is the opportunity to travel. Indeed, whether you’re delivering goods across the country or even overseas, driving allows you to visit new and exciting places and see changing landscapes. Of course you’ll need to take a CPC training course to become a professional lorry driver for this one.
WORKING ON A CRUISE SHIP
Working on a cruise ship can take you anywhere in the world, and there is a huge variety of jobs you can do onboard. If you’re a performer, think musician or dancer. Are you trained as a chef? Then cook up a storm (figuratively speaking of course as we don’t want the ship to sink) in the kitchen. Are you qualified as a beautician? Then beautify people on the seas instead of in a salon. If you have the travel bug and don’t suffer from sea sickness, this could be the ideal job for you.