If you’re dreaming of a life on the road, there are now plenty of jobs that allow you to travel.
Whether you’re working abroad in a different part of the world, or working from lots of different locations as a digital nomad, jobs you can do while travelling provide an opportunity to broaden your horizons and experience new things. Here are six amazing jobs that allow you to travel.
1. Travel influencer
One of the newest jobs you can do while travelling is a travel influencer. These social media influencers travel the world and share their
experiences on Instagram, YouTube or other platforms. Once they have built up a big enough online following, brands pay them to promote certain services or products.
Travel influencers have adventures in all corners of the earth, but this job can be hard work, and it’s very competitive. You’ll have to put a lot of effort and time into building your brand online, and then connecting with companies to fund your posts. You’ll need a wide range of abilities, from social and digital know-how, to communication skills and real entrepreneurship.
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2. Flight attendant
Flight attendant roles are perfect for people who want to see the world, and have great organisational and excellent adaptability skills. Flight attendants are responsible for making sure passengers have a safe and comfortable journey. They oversee the general safety, health and well being of airline passengers during the flight.
Flight attendants also cope with any requests or issues that travellers might have. They closely adhere to safety laws and regulations, making sure everyone else on board the plane does the same. They need really good communication skills and customer service skills for helping passengers on board the flight. Staying calm in tricky or stressful situations is also important.
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3. Teacher of English as a foreign language
Teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) teach English to adults and children whose first language isn’t English. Crucially, they often live and work in far-flung locations – and it’s a job that’s always in demand.
EFL teachers use a wide range of resources, including audio-visual materials, to teach students of all ages and encourage learners to communicate with each other. Students will work on the four main language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening.
You don’t need a degree to become a teacher of English as a foreign language. Employers will expect you to have a recognised qualification. These include the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) and the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL). There are plenty of centres across the UK where you can study for these qualifications on a full or part-time basis.
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4. Interpreter / translator
Jobs you can do on the road include translators and interpreters. They are fluent in at least two languages, and their skills are in demand in lots of different countries. Translators convert recorded or written materials into another language whereas interpreters do the same with live conversations, helping people who don’t share a language to understand one another.
Translators and interpreters are needed in lots of different sectors, from politics to business, healthcare, media and careers in social services.
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5. International aid/development worker
International aid/development workers help to find and establish solutions to problems in developing countries, helping people and communities abroad. on You might work on development projects in areas such as sanitation, health, education and agriculture.
Some jobs are available overseas, so you’ll get the chance to see interesting parts of the world and make a difference there.
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6. *Any* remote job
There are now more jobs you can do on the road than ever – thanks to the rise of remote working. Remote workers do their job from somewhere outside your employer’s workplace. It could be their home, a cafe, the park, a library – or an exotic location.
There are even ‘fully remote companies’ which means everyone in the business works from a different place. Remote workers can also be freelance, meaning they work for more than one company.
Some people are still located near the office during these days, while others might be in different time zones to their colleagues. Working remotely from another country, or travelling to lots of different countries while working, is an increasingly popular option (these professionals are called digital nomads).
Common remote jobs include writing, software development and graphic design. But many more professions can now be done remotely, meaning you have plenty of opportunities to work abroad – no matter what your dream job is.
The top industries offering remote working are:
- Education and training.
- Customer service.
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Main photo by Archie Binamira from Pexels; influencer by cottonbro from Pexels; remote workers by Helena Lopes from Pexels