Most professions don’t allow enough time off to travel extensively, but some lucky people get paid to travel. If you can’t get enough travel or just don’t like staying in one place all the time, a travel-related job could be for you. Read on for five jobs for travel lovers to consider.
Flight attendants probably travel more than any other professionals. If you really love being on the go, you might want to consider this career. The job of a flight attendant can be high stress, as they are responsible for passenger safety and knowing how to handle emergency situations. Flight attendants earned a median annual wage of $48,500 in 2016.
Cruise Ship Worker
There are many jobs available on cruise ships, from recreational directors and performers to housekeepers and massage therapists. Not only do you get to travel the world, but you also have room and board provided by the cruise liner. Pay varies widely depending on the job title and experience level. Visit cruiseshipjob.com for more information on jobs and employment on cruise ships.
If you don’t like being stuck in one place for too long, a career as a travel nurse may be right for you. Travel nurses work in high need areas for a period of time (usually a few months) and then move to another place. They usually have several options of where to work, making it an idea job option for those looking to experience new places.
If you have a way with words and want to travel all over the world, travel writing is an ideal career. It’s a competitive area, since many people want to get paid to write and travel. How can you get work as a travel writer? Start your own travel blog, submit articles to other travel blogs and smaller publications. You may work on a freelance basis or for a publication.
If you have a strong interest in history and want to find historical artifacts, archaeologist is an excellent career choice. Archaeologists travel to different sites across the world to find artifacts from different cultures and times in history. They may also work as professors and museum curators. A graduate degree in archaeology and/or anthropology is required. Anthropologists and archaeologists earned a median annual pay of $63,190 in 2016.
Constant travel isn’t for everyone, and travel isn’t always as fun when it’s your job. But if you want to see new places while earning money, a travel job is for you.