Jobs That Let You Travel For A Living

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A career doesn’t have to mean being stuck in the same routine, in the same place, forever. Some careers naturally lend themselves to travel; it’s part of the job. Here are some choice options:
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Recruiter

Recruiters are expected to travel to universities and colleges, seeking talent for their companies. Like most of these jobs, there’s no way to do it without being there.
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Relief Worker

There’s an unheralded international army of volunteers helping regions build or rebuild after catastrophe strikes. The thing about catastrophe is that it can strike anywhere in the world.
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Consultant

Consultants are ‘hired guns’ brought in as outside experts when a company needs to solve a problem. That could be anywhere in the world.
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Civil Engineer

Airports, bridges, oil rigs and dams are needed the whole world over. Civil engineers build them and repair them.
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Travel Industry

You could be a flight attendant or a pilot, a chef aboard a cruise ship or bartender aboard same. The travel industry is huge, varied, and its jobs tend to involve travel.
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Recruiter

Any of the Armed Forces offers opportunities to travel. The Navy in particular has been inviting young people to come see the world since forever.
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Sales

The traveling salesman is still out there, getting out of the cubicle and doing it face to face. It’s the only way to do higher-end business.
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Archaeologist

You’ll be disappointed if you expect daring feats of adventure, but if you like ancient cultures and the outdoors, archaeology might be the career for you.
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Teaching English

Much of the world is crazy for English teachers, offering contracts for a year at a time. It’s a great way to immerse oneself into a foreign culture.
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Au Pair

An au pair trades baby-sitting time and other domestic work for private lodging in a foreign country.
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Travel Writer

Destinations all around the world love it when the travel writer shows up. That’s why they so often get VIP treatment and all the perks.
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Diplomat

Stop – or start – wars! Help negotiate deals! Maybe do a little spying on the side. And always while being well-dressed and eating gourmet hors d’oeuvres. What a life!
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