Loving What You Do: Top Professions That Allow You to See The World

There are people who thrive sitting behind a desk or cubicle working eight hours a day Monday through Friday. They like the consistency and predictability of the job… That’s true for a lot of people, actually, but there are also lots of people who have dreams of traveling to foreign lands to see the world they only saw in textbooks… oh, and they want to get paid while doing it!

How awesome would it be to do the job you love all while sitting on the sandy beaches of Greece or sailing the seas of the Caribbean? Well, the truth is, people do it all the time, and you can do it too… you just have to find the right job for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24% of people did their work from home in 2015 and the number of remote workers has drastically increased since then. Now, one thing to keep in mind is that jobs that allow you to travel aren’t just remote or work-from-home jobs… There are lots of jobs that people work where traveling is part of their job duties!

Do You Want To See The World While Working?

Jobs that require travel sound a lot more appealing than traveling and working because a lot of those positions still require you to sit in front of a computer (which is what a lot of people are trying to get away from in the first place), you’re just in a different part of the world. Positions that require you to travel as part of the job duties allow you to not only see the world but it also gives you the opportunity to explore the different cultures of your destinations… what could be a better job perk than that?

If you’re ready to leave the desk and computer altogether, the time has come for you to look for positions that require traveling as a job duty. Take a look at some of the top positions that allow you to do the job you love while seeing the world, nationally and internationally.

See the World As a Flight Attendant

A popular choice for those who want to travel and world. A flight attendant is one of the best jobs that allow you to travel around the nationally and internationally. Starting out as a flight attendant, you’re solely going to be traveling within the US and once you get more “seasoned” as a travel agent, you’ll be traveling internationally more often… oh, and you’ll be making a nice salary along with really great benefits.

Now, the requirements to become a flight attendant vary from airline to airline but these are the basic requirements you’ll see on every list:

  • The ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to reach the overhead bins

  • Experience in customer service

  • Flexible schedule

A Flight Attendant is one of the most popular jobs for those who want to travel while working.

A Flight Attendant is one of the most popular jobs for those who want to travel while working.

Help Other Doctors As a Locum Tenens Physician

Locum tenens physicians are physicians who travel, taking on short-term assignments in various medical settings (typically when a doctor is on some type of leave). As a locum tenens physician, your objective is to provide patients continued care while their primary physician is on leave, that way the patient won’t have to go through the hassle of finding another doctor temporarily. 

Physicians who are on the verge of retirement but have no plans on retiring anytime soon are the ones who gravitate toward locum tenens positions but that’s quickly changing. Today, lots of newly licensed physicians are taking on these positions to “get their feet wet” in the world of medicine. It helps them determine which practice setting they can help patients the most, and, of course, travel while doing it. 

The great thing about this position is that it’s open for all kinds of specialties. For example, if you’re looking for psychiatry physician jobs, you have the ability to travel and practice psychiatry. Also, these positions have national and international locations.

See the world while teaching English!

See the world while teaching English!

Teach the World As an English Teacher

If English is your native language and you’re familiar with teaching skills and concepts, then you have everything it takes to become an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. Typically, to teach, you need to have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field plus teaching experience. So, if you’ve ever worked as a tutor, teacher’s aide, or anything similar, that actually counts as experience; depending on what company you go through, that’s all that’s required of you. 

Final Thoughts

Before you jump on a plane and set out abroad, make sure to do your research (you’re already reading this, so good start!) and find out all the necessary requirements needed for each job you’re looking at. Of course, there are programs that allow you to teach from the comfort of your own home but where’s the fun in that? The whole point is to travel, right? So do meet all the requirements and say Bon voyage to that boring desk job with no real human interaction.

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