Many people love to travel. But what if you could turn traveling into your full-time career? There are actually quite a few careers that let you travel some or even all of the time, and they encompass many different fields. If you love traveling enough that you want to make a career out of it, definitely consider these three options that might be perfect for you.
1. International Relations
With a career in international relations, you can get a job for a government working in foreign affairs, trade or really any role that requires you to travel abroad. This is also true of private sector jobs, as many companies are expanding overseas and need liaisons. Your knowledge of another culture can help secure positive relationships and financial transactions between your country and another. Depending on your role, you might even be able to work in and visit many different countries rather than just one.
Trucking is becoming an excellent alternative for blue collar workers. Unlike factory and mining jobs, truckers are in high demand, and it’s relatively easy to take a course and get your license to drive big rigs. This is also a good choice for people who would like to travel within the country or perhaps to neighboring ones rather than become world travelers. Depending on your routes, you also might be home every night, meaning you can have this travel-heavy career while still easily having a family.
3. Teaching English
Teaching English as a second language (ESL) is a top choice among recent grads because there are many programs looking for teachers. In most cases, all you need is ESL certification, which can be earned in in-person classes or online, and to be a native English speaker. Countries from Japan to Nicaragua to Kuwait have thriving ESL programs that employ many, many ESL teachers every year. So if teaching is your thing and you’re ready to start an adventure in a whole new country, gaining ESL certification and looking for a job might be a great option for you.
Other cool jobs you can do that let you travel the world include flight attendants and travel writers. The possibilities are almost endless. You should really look into the three jobs outlined above if you want to spend your working life traveling the world, but definitely consider other alternatives. Pursue a career that’s right for you and the old adage will be true: you’ll never have to work a day in your life.
Emma is a freelance writer currently living in Boston, MA. She writes most often on education and business. For truck driver training classes, Emma recommends Advanced Heavy Vehicle Training Centre. To see more from Emma, say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2