We have all heard and read about jobs that require you to travel around the world and give you the possibility to know new places and enjoy new sceneries. There are some common jobs such as being a flight attendant, being part of a cruise ship crew. The general public even knows that being an English teacher can take you places you have never been to. An Au Pair also classifies for this common jobs list. But what about those other jobs nobody hears about. The jobs that are out of the radar and can actually land you amazing jobs in a different city near and far away from you.
We have compiled a list of five of the most uncommon jobs that can actually earn you some money while you are travelling and save you some expenses on the way.
Let’s start with the beauty therapists. This type of job is highly requested among expat communities around the world. A little background and experience is needed, but within the right neighbourhood in any city around the world you can find clients for this type of work approach. There are plenty of women who want to get in contact with people that share their same style and needs and are not in their home land. Also, women like to innovate and they are always looking for this fresh out of town style. You can find jobs from Delhi to Dubai and in south America, where the expat communities are large enough, there are plenty of deals to be closed on this particular type of job.
Another not so common job and that nobody has realized that it is very useful, is being a Chef. Imagine how many restaurants are in London for example. How many international cuisine restaurants can you find in the capital of 1st world countries ? within any capital city you can find restaurants for Italian, Indian, Mexican and Thai food. The possibilities are very high and the variety keeps on expanding. Just think about your home city and how many restaurants can you find and visit on a regular weekend. Those are the amount of possibilities you have of getting a job as a chef in any place in the world. And to reinforce this point, people are not going to stop eating, are they ?
The third job is to be a lighting technician. Or roadie or a techie. Being on tour with a well known artist, managing light and sound, could not sound a very interesting approach. But you get to travel form city to city and see new exciting places as you stop at your gigs and concerts. Maybe the time on the road is a little exaggerated but the amount of places you can see and visit in a short period of time is very large.
A not so common job, or that few people have heard about, is the WWOOFER. A WWOOF stand for World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms. Using not so many words, a Woofer is somebody that volunteers to take care of organic farms. If you enjoy farming and have a drive towards environmentalism, this could be your dream job to go and see the world. You will work in the WWOOFs and in exchange you can get food and housing and a local life insight to expand your knowledge and get to know the local culture. There are WWOOF hosts all over the world on almost any type of plantations. Jobs vary from days to months and there are plenty of websites where you can find these types of volunteer offerings.
And as for the last not so common job that can help you travel, we have the Cocktail Mixer. Almost anybody has worked in a bar, so you can understand the hard work and the not so sociable hours. But if you really want to go and enjoy the best places in the big cities , we recommend you get some professional training or complete a short course. If you already have plenty of experience in your home city , it is even better. You can go to any place from a small phony street bar to a five star hotel bar with the proper training and experience. Either way you will still be getting paid and have some money to cover your expenses while you travel.
A lot of people will not go for these types of jobs, but if you are lucky enough to train as a bartender or cocktail mixer, or have a drive towards environmentalism, you can take out the most of it and have a trip where you can work, meet people and not spend your initial travel expenses. Or spend that money on something you enjoy a little more.