Careers That Allow you to Travel

Instead of working a job where you only get to travel once a year when on holiday, choose careers that allow you to travel. Learn new skills while getting to see the world.

Getting paid to see the world sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? With our list of careers that allow you to travel, you’ll be able to make your dreams a reality. Earn money while exploring different countries and boosting your career.

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Careers That Allow you to Travel

The benefits of having a traveling career are endless. You can make new friends, experience different cultures and much more. Ready to kickstart your new life? Below we’ve made a handy list of careers that allow you to travel: 

  • English Teacher
  • Travel Blogger
  • Cruise Ship Worker
  • Au-Pair
  • Cinematographer
  • Retail Buyer
  • Travel Nurse 
  • Journalist

English Teacher

English-speaking teachers are in high demand overseas. Some jobs want you to have a degree, while others require you to be TEFL-certified. The contract-based work means you can settle in a different country for a year or two while saving your money to keep travelling. 

Travel Blogger

Anyone can become a travel blogger. But if you have a way with words, you can really thrive. However, this is a competitive career, so be sure to do lots of market research on how to build an engaging audience. 

Cruise Ship Worker

If sea-sickness doesn’t affect you, then this is a great career path! There is a wide variety of jobs available on cruise ships, from beauty therapy and babysitting, to digital photography or being a chef. The best part is that your meals and accommodation will be paid for. 

Au Pair

Take your love for child care abroad and become an au pair. You’ll get to enjoy the culture of the country, as you’ll be living with the host family. As an added bonus, if the family goes on vacation, they might take you along, allowing you to experience even more new places.

Adult and kid holding a globe of the earth. Careers that allow you to travel

Cinematographer

Cinematographers are responsible for filming movies, TV shows and music videos. Pursuing this career means you have to travel a lot to find the perfect scenery. You’ll often have to make double trips. First to check the location out and then again to film the project. This means you can enjoy new locations time and time again.

Retail Buyer

Retail buyers find and purchase the products you see in store. They do a lot of research and observe trends before choosing which goods to stock. Buyers are then paid to travel overseas or within the country in search of these products. 

Travel Nurse

Travel nurses are qualified nurses who work short-term contracts at different hospitals, clinics or even go from home to home. Not only is this a great way to enjoy different locations, but also to experience diverse work environments.  

Accounting

If you study an internationally recognised course, such as CIMA or ICB, you can become an accounting expert in a variety of countries. The job itself doesn’t require travelling. But if you ever wanted to just pack up and move, know that you’ll be able to stay on the same career path.  

Journalist

The world is full of stories waiting for journalists to tell them. And to be successful, you’ll have to follow the story wherever it takes you. You could work in entertainment, sports or news journalism.

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