Enjoy seeing new scenery and traveling on someone else’s dime. Then these jobs that pay you to travel as part of your employment responsibilities may be right up your alley. Yes, lots of hard work is definitely required, but what free time that you get can be spent exploring new locales.
- Commercial Pilot-The higher that you rise in seniority, the more desirable routes that you will be able to bid on.
- Destination Wedding Photography or Planner-Given that people generally don’t like to get married in ugly locations, you could find yourself traveling to paradise over and over again.
- Environmental Scientist-From scuba diving around amazing coral reefs to immersing yourself in the depths of the jungle, such environmental science based jobs do exist.
- Field Service Technician-Specialize in repairing particular equipment that may be used by clients around the globe (Howstuffworks.com).
- Flight Attendant-Much like a commercial pilot, seniority provides you the opportunity to select more scenic work routes.
- Healthcare/Health Insurance Consultant-Greatly in demand with the far reaching changes in healthcare currently occurring.
- Human Resources Recruiter-Depending on the specialization of the jobs that you are looking for good candidates for, you may have to travel far and wide.
- National Sales Manager-Jobs selling a range of products and services to clients throughout the country.
- Pipeline Specialist-You go where the pipelines flow. Yep! Long hours in this job, but definite frequent travel possibilities.
- Specialty Tour Guide-The kind of job where if you are good at what you do, you may have the power to help shape the itineraries and choices of locales that you visit.
- Sports Team Scout (Howstuffworks.com)-A competitive career field that requires going to where the talent lives and plays.
- Trade Show Coordinator-These industry and association gatherings are often hosted in places that people enjoy visiting or are easy to access.
- Travel Writer-By nature, this is a job that requires you to immerse yourself in what you are writing about.
- Traveling RN (Registered Nurse)-Perfect for the person who does not want to be pinned down in one place for long periods of time, but wants to stay somewhere long enough to immerse themselves in the area.
- Visitors/Travel Bureau New Business Development Specialist-Fortunately, not a job that can be done over the phone. Travel to gatherings of potential clients is a must.
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amy @ one artsy mama says
Don’t forget Blogger!
True, true! For many bloggers.
Good to know!!! I’m currently on the job hunt, so I’ll keep these in mind! 🙂
– Brooke –
All the best in your job search.
I love travelling. Doing it for work isn’t all it’s cracked up to be unless your job pays you to get out and about rather than travel from one windowless office to another. In my former job, I had to drive a lot. I appreciated the time alone with my thoughts, especially when my children were small.
That certainly is true. You want the positions that do not have you stuck in a windowless office.
April @ Angels Homestead says
My son is getting ready to start on a traveling career, and he cant wait. I love traveling too, but don’t think I would want to work to do it. Did I mention my son and I are total opposites? 🙂 It does sound fun for those who want to travel though, but cant afford to do so on their own.
Tell him to take lots of pictures for you.
Some of these I honestly never really thought about. I hope one of my followers will benefit from this because I definitely shared. Thanks for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured 🙂
At one point in time, I wanted to be someone who was paid to travel, until I talked to a couple of poeple who did what I wanted to and they were profoundly unhappy with the hours they kept and how much (or how little) they saw their family. These are awesome jobs to try out for those who are interested. Thanks for linking up with Countdown in Style.
Especially good for young people just starting out in careers.
Samantha angell says
Athletes are another one! Currently in Sweden with my husband for his job. At that, you can also include coaching, agents, etc..
Great additions to the list. Thanks so much.
Thanks so much for your additions to the list of Jobs That Pay You to Travel.
Rachel G says
My husband considered being a travel RN early on in his career–I can definitely see that that would be an adventure!
Definitely a good way to see different areas.
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I will forward this write-up to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read.
Thank you for sharing!
Thanks so much.
Kim @ 2justByou says
Travel would be so much fun if I didn’t have kids. It would be way too hard with the kiddos, but all of those travel jobs you listed sound really interesting and are probably exciting!
Yes, the kiddo factor certainly has to be considered in taking these jobs.