On the Road: Careers that Can Take You on New Travels

On the Road: Careers that Can Take You on New Travels
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    If you've dreamed of seeing the world, but worry it will take you too long to save up the money, you might consider pursuing a career that will take you on an adventure.


Whether you enjoy working with children, running a business of your own, or providing services, you’ll find many jobs that can be your ticket to traveling and seeing the world.

ESL Teacher

Teaching English abroad can be an excellent way for native English speakers to see the world, learn a new language, and be immersed in another culture. This is an especially good way for those with a teaching degree to travel to Asia, where many countries place a high priority on teaching their students English. While most nations require that English teachers have some certification or degree to teach in a local school, many informal educational settings called "cram schools" will hire someone without a teaching degree if he or she has the right personality and informal teaching experience. 

Au Pair

Are you looking for a way to both live and study in another country while having a steady job and pre-arranged living quarters with a local family? Do you have basic skills in a foreign language? Becoming an au pair is an excellent short-term position that can allow you to taste life in another country while helping a busy family with childcare needs. Au pairs typically live with the family they work for, so they are on hand to help children get to and from school. Many au pairs develop close bonds with their host family and maintain a good relationship with them even after their term is completed.

Import/Export Business Owner

Perhaps you are keen to travel the world, but are not fond of working and living with children. Do you have a strong business sense and entrepreneurial spirit? If your previous travels have inspired you as you perused innovative local products, services, and businesses, consider turning those observations into a career by developing your own import/export business. While this career requires some risk and investment up front, import/export business owners who have a keen sales intuition can make a lucrative career selling foreign specialty products either through an online or brick and mortar business. There might also be opportunities to travel as a consultant or interpreter at various big companies around the U.S.

Product Shipping

Shipping is a huge industry and even if you don’t go abroad, truck drivers see almost every corner of the country on their routes. Airlines as well need delivery and service people at their disposal. As a truck driver, your job can get dangerous at times. A truck accident lawyer recommends you be sure to invest in travel insurance and to be educated in the right driving schools.

Cruise Ship

Another way to see the sights in exotic places is to work for a vacation cruise ship. This is an ideal job for those with experience working in restaurants or hospitality or if you have talents in entertainment or working in casinos. Cruise ships offer many career opportunities in business as well. Even those with skills in massage therapy and spa services can find employment on a cruise ship. Ocean liners employ hundreds of people to prepare and serve meals, manage, and provide on-board entertainment, clean and prepare sleeping cabins and provide luxury services to passengers.

While there are many jobs that can take you on new travels, it is important to consider the risks of these far-flung occupations. When working abroad, it can be helpful to invest in additional travel insurance. Careful research and preparation will help you choose the best travel-rich career option for your adventuresome personality.

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