10 travel jobs that will take you around the world
Have you ever thought about finding yourself a travel job? Ever dreamed of seeing the world and experiencing different cultures? This is actually a possibility. With the right skill set, there’s a way to travel the world without emptying your pockets. Instead of working for years to afford your dream holiday, why not experience your dream holiday and work at the same time. If you thought Flight attendant jobs and au pair jobs are the only way to see the world, then you are sorely mistaken.
1. Au Pair jobs
Your job as an Au Pair will entail looking after someone else’s children on a daily basis. Although this might not sound too glamorous, it can have some great benefits. People who can afford an Au Pair are typically wealthy, so you will, most likely, be given good accommodations and other great family benefits. You might even be asked to tag along on their holiday to look after their kids while the parents enjoy themselves. Au Pair jobs typically lasts for a short period of time (you will be there during the child’s school holiday or on an exchange program) so you will be moving from job to job which is a great way to see the world. All your expenses are covered as you will most likely live on the premises where you are working. You will also be living with many different kinds of families, so you can experience their cultures first hand.
2. Cruise line jobs
Working in a cruise ship is an obvious choice for travel jobs. You are working on a floating resort that has been built to travel the world. As you work, your cruise liner will make stops at ports all over the world and in between your job as a store clerk, waiter or a performer in the cruise’s entertainment lineup, you will be able to spend a few hours in various cities and towns. The beauty of this job is that whatever your level of experience is, they will have a task for you on the ship. Everyone from experienced waiters and entertainers to those without experience at all, will be able to find a job on a cruise ship.
3. English Teacher
English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and as a result, there are a lot of countries that want their citizens to learn how to speak it. Due to the fact that this is such a desired function, there are a lot of jobs available. It’s also relatively easy to qualify for a job like this, you will need to do a month long course to be eligible for these positions. You get to immerse yourself into another culture and learn from its children what it’s all about. You will also be paid relatively well and food and accommodation are included. You can teach everything from kindergarten to college pupils and these jobs are available in multitude of countries from Asia to Europe.
When you think about a job that takes you to strange places, then archeology springs to mind. Your job is to preserve artifacts from old civilizations and this will obviously take you to far flung regions of the world. Although a lot of your time will be spent analyzing artifacts in labs, you will also be introduced to rare languages and live in remote villages that most people will never see. If you love traveling jobs and don’t mind getting a bit dirty, then this is the career path for you.
5. Peace Corps volunteer
You won’t be making a lot of money doing this, but it will be very rewarding. You are however given access to health insurance, student loans and a nice bonus at the end of your service. If money is not an issue, then you might want to consider joining the Peace Corps. You will need to apply for this and provide proof on why you are the right choice. You will have to go through a lengthy application process, but if you get through this, you will travel the world and make a difference in people’s lives at the same time. Your job will be to assist the Peace Corps in uplifting underprivileged communities around the world.
This is another low pay/high reward job that almost anyone can do. WWOOF stands for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms and your job will be to work as a helper on organic farms all over the world. You will work on various farms and plantations for a few hours a day in exchange for food and a roof over your head. The nice thing about these travelling jobs is you will be moving around lot. From banana farms in Ecuador to coffee plantations in Hawaii. The possibilities are endless.
7. Truck driver
If you hate the idea of working from an office cubicle for the rest of your life, then you might want to swap it out for a truck cabin. A Long haul trucking job will allow you to drive long distances by yourself. You will visit many out of the way towns and you will experience the country side like no one else can. You will need a commercial license for this one and nerves of steel as a lot of your driving will be done at night. If you like the open road and the smell of diesel, then this one is for you.
If you like to travel and the ocean then there is no better career path for you than oceanography. You job will be to research and document the ocean and its movements. A large portion of your time will be spent on research vessels in remote parts of the world. You will spend months out at sea and this means you will visit many distant parts of the ocean. To be eligible for this job you will need to obtain a Diploma in Marine Science.
9. Roadie or techie
This is a dream job for some and a nightmare for many. The job of a Roadie is difficult but it does have its rewards. You get to travel across the world with some of the biggest names in music. You will go from gig to gig, making sure the band’s equipment is safe and functioning. You will probably start off by carrying lighting and sound equipment around and then move onto the more technical side like tuning and lighting setup. If you love music and can keep up with the hectic lifestyle of a Roadie, then this is probably right for you.
10. Flight Attendant jobs
This is probably the most obvious job that allows one to travel the world. In South Africa, you will need a Matric certificate, be medically fit and a certain height for flight attendant jobs. The hours are a bit stressful and you have to work in confined spaces, but you get to visit hundreds of different cities around the world. You also get discounted rates from airlines and even free flights for you and your family.
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If you have a yearning for the unknown and want to discover the world, then why not browse travel jobs available on Job Mail? Making money while you travel can be very rewarding. Register your CV on Job Mail today and start applying for travelling jobs.