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what careers let you travel extensively?

ein1ein1 Posts: 287Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2010 in College Life
What kind of career will allow one to travel to foreign countries (Europe in this particular place) and spend a considerable amount of the year there?

What should one who's entering college pursue in order to prepare himself/herself for those careers?
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Replies to: what careers let you travel extensively?

  • kenshikenshi Posts: 600Registered User Member
    Teach...

    K-12= Summer,spring break, winter break off. You would need a 4 year degree and get a cert in the field that you want to teach.
  • kemetkemet Posts: 423Registered User Member
    Geology is a pretty good career for travel.

    My work-study job is in an herbarium, and the bryologist is *always* traveling. I've sorted mosses he's collected in Alaska, Malaysia, China, Russia, etc.

    Public health can also involve a lot of travel, depending on what you do with it.
  • naurunauru Posts: 1,158Registered User Senior Member
    I'd say teaching is best. You get summers off and you still get a full paycheck during that time. Other jobs like finance and stuff will let you travel too, but mostly you'll just be in hotels, airplanes, meetings, and more hotels - which isn't really travelling at all. Okay technically it's travelling, but that's the crappy kind where you don't actually get to experience much.
  • avant-gardeavant-garde Posts: 466Registered User Member
    International Business/ Relations
  • laserprecisionlaserprecision Posts: 497Registered User Member
    flight attendant, consultant, teaching
  • kenshikenshi Posts: 600Registered User Member
    Buyer, travel writer
  • JeepMOMJeepMOM Posts: 2,499Registered User Senior Member
    Recreation - many outside of the country opportunities
  • XanatosXanatos Posts: 1,282Registered User Senior Member
    Archaeologist
  • sauronvoldemortsauronvoldemort Posts: 1,094- Member
    business (all the language books are sometimes designed particularly for people on business trips)

    journalist, news reporter.

    for europe, i really wouldn't worry about it since it's so well connected to america. if u can, i think being a diplomate is the best choice (for all geographical areas)
    yes, being a historian or art historian is also good. for both, it is likely that u have to make trips to europe to examine primary sources or to examine architecture, etc.

    there are many american expatriates in places like uk, france, mexico, but there all the visits to the tropical paradises are brief and not meant for permanent residence usually. interesting trend..
  • bruinboybruinboy Posts: 1,448Registered User Senior Member
    ecologist, journalist, and some kinds of lawyers who have to draft and look over business contracts.
  • CopterMomCopterMom Posts: 167Registered User Junior Member
    H is Mech E and has travelled the world as a consultant on large scale conveyor operations. Not all glamour tho'. The leeches the team picked up in Borneo were just gross!
  • futurenyustudentfuturenyustudent Posts: 5,366Registered User Senior Member
    business of all kind. um journalism, foreign services, um corporate event planning, travel writer, food/movie/whatever critic, etc etc corporate and international lawyers, politicians
  • tokyorevelation9tokyorevelation9 Posts: 1,102Registered User Senior Member
    archaeology, geology, ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, trading, imports and exports, petroleum engineering, industrial engineering, international business and finance, military (Navy, Air Force), foreign service (diplomacy)

    I would be very wary of including journalism and correspondence because the job market is so ridiculously small now. News companies practically have shut down most of their foreign offices, so its like a death match to get into three major areas: Europe, Iraq, and Israel.
  • scandal-lessscandal-less Posts: 399Registered User Member
    flight steward, pilot, seaman, captain, cruise captain.

    THE POSSIBILTIIES ARE LIMITLESS. haha just playing =P

    i would say people involved in mncs, journalism, foreign affairs
  • tokyorevelation9tokyorevelation9 Posts: 1,102Registered User Senior Member
    I would say architecture too, but its really only if you're in a very highly regarded firm (which may take years), and if you are among the top architects in the field.
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