Recently, I’ve been thinking about my life and were I wish I was, especially in my career. I’ve been thinking about how I wish I could travel the world for a living. I’ve been doing a lot of research, attending a lot of webinars and following a lot of travel accounts to find out what I need to do to become a full-time traveler. Below, I wanted to share 10 jobs that’ll pay you to travel the world.
1. Teaching English as a Foreign Language
TEFL involves teaching English as a foreign language in countries where English is not the primary language. General requirements is usually having a bachelor’s degree and some teaching experience. Some companies also do require certification so I would be sure to check the job descriptions to see if that’s requirement. You can here, to find current job openings.
2. Travel Nurse
A travel nurse is a nurse who is hired to work in a specific location for a limited amount of time. Travel nurses typically work 13 week periods in one area, and move around the country depending on where they are needed. To become a travel nurse, you must earn at least an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, and pass the NCLEX-RN exam. Most agencies expect nurses to have at least a year of clinical experience, preferably in a hospital setting. Additional certification credentials are useful
A lot of people are getting into photography, but do you have what it takes to travel as photographer? I’ve read a lot of blog posts that talk about the dedication it takes to be a travel photographer, the missed meals and the early wake ups to get the perfect shots. I also thought the following steps from the Wandering Lens were great steps to starting a career as a travel photographer:
Setting goals, learning photography, create a niche style, build a portfolio, create a website, find clients and getting published!
To begin making money with your travel blog, you need to have a larger audience than just family and friends. The more traffic your travel blog receives, the more money you can make with it. It takes time to build an audience and grow traffic. Don’t focus on making money right away, focus on building your audience.
5. Cruise Ship
Cruise ship jobs have a reputation for being one of the best jobs where you can travel. You get paid to see the world and interact with so many different people and at the same time get paid and receive free room and board. Some of the more popular cruise ships job boards to check out are Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Ship and Disney Cruises
7. Flight Attendant
One of the best jobs that allow you to travel is being a flight attendant. Most flight attendants start out in the United States initially, before being allowed to operate longer flights that hit travel destinations such as Japan, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Certain requirements are required depending on the airline you are a flight attendant with.
8. Au Pair
An au pair is a domestic assistant from a foreign country working for, and living as part of, a host family. Typically, au pairs take on a share of the family’s responsibility for childcare as well as some housework, and receive a monetary allowance for personal use.