5 great jobs for travel lovers

Traveling is one of the things that makes a life truly enjoyable, and finding ways to do it that can mesh with your ability to make money is a great way to take advantage of seeing as much of the world as you possibly can. As it turns out, there are a lot of jobs that can help you see the world while making a decent amount of money at the same time. We’ll talk about some of the best jobs if you’ve got a serious case of wanderlust — these career paths are the best way to get out there and see the world, and are perfect for any travel enthusiast.

1. Flight Attendant. This one might be the most obvious choice, but that’s for plenty good reason. A job as a flight attendant might be a little draining and tough — it’s pretty rigorous and all that time in the air can definitely be a little tiring — but it’s rewards are really quite high. You get to travel to different parts of the world literally every single day, and it’s just part and parcel of you doing your job. How wonderful is that? Just make sure you’re not too claustrophobic if you’re considering this a career path involving working on an airplane — it’s not exactly the most spacious of environments.

2. English Teacher. If you’ve gotten yourself an English degree in college, you can almost literally use it as a ticket around the world. There are several countries where a familiarity with (let alone an enthusiasm for) the English language can get you a great job teaching ESL (English as a second language) classes to the locals who are eager to learn your language. In most cases, you need only minimal familiarity with the native language of the country you’ll be visiting, but if you’re a travel enthusiast or plan on spending any kind of serious time in the places you visit, this probably won’t be too big or a problem.

3. Cultural Anthropologist. As a cultural anthropologist, you’ll be what could be classified as HARDCORE traveling. This is serious way to immerse yourself in some other cultures. This kind of anthropologies goes and studies the development of cultures in the modern day, conducting all their work out in the field. Wherever you go, you’re in the thick of it, seriously immersing yourself in everything about the people whose country you’re visitng.

4. Camera Operator. Do you have a knack for camerawork? Even if you don’t, would you be willing you learn the basics of operating a video camera? If you’ve answered yes to either question, you’re probably qualified for a job as a camera operator. There is plenty of work as a camera operator for a documentary
crew, or nature show, or travel show, or what-have-you. The point is, lots of people are filming themselves doing things in foreign countries, and if you’re a camera operator it’s not too hard to get a job as one of the people who does the filming.

5. Humanitarian Aid Worker. Traveling is wonderful, but giving back to the human race is even better, isn’t it? Yes, of course it is. As a humanitarian aid worker, you can travel to faraway lands and help out the people who need it most. You’ll be making an impact on a personal level, bringing care and personal contact to people in need of serious assistance. There are many advanced medical, traveling physical therapy jobs, you could even just get work as a volunteer or aid worker — it doesn’t matter how skilled you are. There’s always a way to help make the world better.


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Jenni Proctor

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