6 Dream Jobs For People Who Love To Travel

EVER DREAMED OF QUITTING YOUR JOB TO SEE THE WORLD?

It’s actually easier than you think.

With the right skill sets, you could put yourself on a career path that allows you to frequently visit different locations as part of your job requirements.

If you want to get paid to travel, consider one of these 6  dream  jobs…

 #1 – Executive assistant.
It may not be the most glamorous of jobs, but playing a behind-the-scenes role in the life of a corporate executive or other high-powered professional means you’ll be right alongside your boss on his or her business trips. Since individuals in these positions travel quite frequently for important client meetings, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see new places while you work.

#2 – Flight Attendant.

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It may be the most obvious travel-related job, but it’s also one of the most accessible: You don’t need a specialized degree to become a flight attendant, and most major airlines only require prior customer service experience. Salaries for air cabin crew members vary enormously based on the airline and experience, but in most cases you can expect to start higher than minimum wage.

As a newbie, you’ll have fewer options as far as your schedule, number of flight hours, and the destinations you visit.

 

#3 – Retail buyer.

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For the fashionista with wanderlust, a career in retail purchasing might be the ultimate dream job. In addition to monitoring in-store inventory, retail buyers attend vendor meetings, trade shows and conferences across the country (or even the globe, depending on where the company sources its products from) to identify industry and consumer trends and make decisions about what products the company should sell.

Of course, it’s not just clothing stores that hire purchasing agents: Most large retail companies employ buyers to help them select and negotiate merchandise deals.

#4 – Event Coordinator.
We’re not talking local events like parties and weddings. A job coordinating large-scale events like festivals and trade shows could be a golden opportunity for travel lovers. Meet with potential vendors from across the country, then travel to the event location to help oversee everything from set-up to breakdown.

#5 – Consultant.
Companies hire consultants to fix specific problems. Because their knowledge is so specialized, a consultant’s client base is often spread all over the country (or even around the world). Maintaining a positive relationship with clients requires regular on-site visits, making it a perfect job for people who love frequent travel.

#6 – Travelling Nurse
The pay and benefits are great, assignments can be long or short-term, and in many cases, housing is provided.

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  • joy

    I love jobs of this kind.

  • http://meganlike.blogspot.com

    very nice jobs, I wanted to be flightattendent
    http://meganlike.blogspot.com

  • Josie

    I want every one of these jobs!! Thanks for the tips!

  • Cecil Vedemil

    Any degree that has “international” on its name can be a good choice if you like travelling hahaha. I love all the ones you’ve mentioned :)

    xx Cecil // http://www.wednesday19th.blogspot.com

  • The Gilded Lifestyle

    Great post!

    thegildedlifestyle.blogspot.com

  • Lauren

    Apart from flight attendant, I had no idea these jobs catered for travel – must research!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • Mishelle

    I really want travel and this job can help me. Thank you for inspiration!

    mishelleslife.blogspot.com

  • jess mcguire

    Some lovely ideas! A flight attendant sounds good!

    http://www.jessmcguireblogs.blogspot.co.uk

  • Jeni

    I’d love to be a traveling nurse or retail buyer if I had my career to do over again.

    x,Jeni
    http://www.hautefixx.com

  • Stephanie

    Flight attendant is NOT an accessible job. Loads of people are applying because it doesn’t require a degree. Hence the competition is fierce. I know about it because I’ve been applying for about 10 years. Even with friends inside the industry, it’s still hard to get a foot in.

  • Rita

    These are all good jobs choices and i may i just add, you can become a Youtuber/vlogger. It will take longer and passion for what you’re putting out there, but eventually it’s a good career. Thanks for sharing! for someone who loves traveling, i totally agree.
    – Rita

  • Kristyn

    This may not be necessarily “glamorous,” but teaching English is another option. You could go anywhere!

  • Leesa & Kate

    Great jobs. You could also be a TESOL/TEFL teacher or blogger!

    xx Leesa & Kate
    Travel inspiration? http://www.wanderlustchronicles.com.au

  • Talisa

    My mom is an exec in the shipping industry and travels 4, sometimes 5xa. Year. Shipping is a global industry: everyday’s a conference, a forum, this n that. In awesome places too, like Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Singapore.

  • Shelby

    I always thought it would be kind of fun to be an executive assistant

    http://www.thefernwehwolf.com

  • Shelby

    Executive assistant sounds cool to me :]
    The Fernweh Wolf / Travel & Lifestyle Blog

  • Ryan James

    I cannot seem to find the “and how to get them” portion suggested in the title.

    • Talya Price

      Same here.

  • Ksenia

    Ridiculous. I’ve been an executive assistant for media companies all over and my colleagues and I have never once been offered a trip because our boss is travelling. Where do you get this from?