For many of the readers who follow our frequent advice, we know that they want and need to travel, see the world, get to know new places, cultures and languages, go on unique adventures that will bring incomparable sensations and give a unique meaning to their lives. There are many more jobs than you can think of which require traveling, going from one place to another, this doesn’t mean that you can more or less enjoy your destination, lay down on a hammock and do nothing. A job gives you the chance to be in a specific place making enough money to support yourself, traveling and getting to know and interact with that place is up to you.
This is why we want to talk to you about these job options in which you can travel and get to know as many places as you wish.
Doctors and nurses
This is a profession that is needed worldwide, that’s why we won’t have to go through a lot to find a job or make sporadic contributions in the places that we visit. We can look for jobs in hospitals, clinics, health centers associations, NGOs and even reach out to the local town hall or headquarters of the place in which we are, in order to get information about the options that we can possibly have in that place.
If you’re going to be at a place for a long time, it’s touristic and you know how get around with the language that is spoken there, you can almost be certain that you already have a job as a tour guide. Clearly this job depends on the place and the tourists who get there. But if you’re going to spend a whole season in Nepal, you can be an alpinism guide, or if you’re at the Maldive Islands you should also consider becoming a dive guide, or if you’re at one of Europe’s top cities, you can learn more about the city and show it to the tourists -in fact, there are many companies dedicated to that- or if you are in Australia or Bali you can show tourists the best beaches for surfing, or if you have a thing for the Nordic countries you may even become the Fjords’ next guide! There are many possibilities, it’s only up to you to find them and know how to exploit them for your survival.
It might sound a little odd, but military personnel travel around many places and not just war zones. Depending on what you want to find, there are several options, besides they are almost always looking for personnel, whether in the Marine Corps or at land, it’s up to you.
There’s nothing better for sea lovers then to work aboard a ship. If you want to spend your life sailing, you may end up drifting through the world aboard a huge yacht with the task of teaching, cooking or simply speaking several languages. You never know what could happen!
Cruise ships are a great source of work opportunities and you can be traveling on a ship from one place to another. There’s nothing wrong with a cruise, most of the times the time that you spend on a specific place is not enough, even though if you have that adventurous spirit, you will always be able to get to know new places and have many experiences on board of the ship. You can be a broadcast technician, a sound technician, head of production, electrician, casino personnel, masseuse, chef, cook, barman, waiter, janitor, diving instructor, teacher, musician, dancer, entertainment and leisure staff, sports instructor… these are some of the positions that you might find in these huge ships.
WWOOFer (Willing Workers on Organic Farms)
This is another one of the most respected choices of travelers from all over the world, it is about working in organic farms where you usually get accommodation, food, and it’s even possible that you may earn some pocket money. Just pick a country, a place and look for a farm to spend the season in. This option might be ideal when you want to get to know a country better, you have a fair amount of time and you don’t know where to begin. Besides, you always end up meeting many people along the way who will give you new travel ideas and it will also help you have conversations in different languages. From picking up aloe vera in the Canary Islands, cabbages in Hawaii, Lavender in the fields of France, or perhaps an Eco Village in California, there are countless possibilities and combinations.
Musicians have great advantages, even though many people may not agree with this. At any more-or-less touristic place you can make some money, whether performing on the street -where allowed- or going through pubs and restaurants and letting people know you. In fact, if you present your music in a certain way, you may have more options, of course it’s not about carrying a ton of records with you, since there are other alternatives.