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careers/jobs that require traveling?

rex-craft7rex-craft7 Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
my fantasy (i say fantasy, because i dont believe its very plausible of happening), is to wander, go around from place to place, everywhere in the world, experiencing/seeing all the things it has to offer. i dont want to just vacation for a couple weeks in different countries. i want to experience what its like to live in denmark, russia, tibet, kenya, cote d'ivoire, etc. etc. etc.

i think the above scenario is pretty far fetched, and randomly wandering around the world for my whole life is probably not as enjoyable as i currently envision it to be. i want to see this realistically, and currently, i think the best way is to have a job/career that allows me to travel and stay in some other places for some amounts of time.

but honestly, i dont know of any such jobs. ive heard people mention "business" a lot, but im heading for a career related to art, so... im sorry, i havnt delved too deep into this yet, and im just starting to search for some information on this. so i was wondering if anyone has any idea on what careers there are available that offer this sort of thing (art related + travel) - any input would be helpful, thanks
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Replies to: careers/jobs that require traveling?

  • samonite16samonite16 Registered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
  • idonotcareidonotcare Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    sales/tech service
  • UCSDownsUCSDowns Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    airline pilot/stewardess =/
  • WolfwatcherWolfwatcher Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I know a job on traveling but I can't seem to find a college for it but you could be an Explorer or a Traveler
  • WolfwatcherWolfwatcher Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    see i want to travel also but I want to travel the seas as well but I can't seem to find a college I know im going to need to know alot about geography but im at a lost for finding a college if anyone has a suggestion please tell me
  • MathematicsMajorMathematicsMajor Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    Forget about college, and don't expect to live with a very high standard. That said, look here:The Secret to Long Term Traveling
    and here:The Secret to Long Term Traveling
    and a bunch of other long-term travel sites, blogs, whatever. Google and a few hours should do the trick.

    oops I messed up the link. It's here:http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/secret-to-long-term-traveling/
  • DealMakerDealMaker Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    Sales/Sales Engineer and Consulting.
  • TortfeasorTortfeasor Registered User Posts: 570 Member
  • busdriver11busdriver11 Registered User Posts: 15,143 Senior Member
    I like the fugitive suggestion, but it probably doesn't pay too well!

    I'm an airline pilot, and at my company, we have pilots who live in France, Israel, England, Italy. You can live anywhere in the world and commute, move as much as you want, and even get paid to go on trips all over the world. We get quite a bit of time off, and make an excellent income.

    Of course, there is that tiny issue of having to enjoy flying. And all the years of training and experience to get a job with a decent carrier.
  • DCHurricaneDCHurricane - Posts: 2,976 Senior Member
    The military.
  • JimgotkpJimgotkp Registered User Posts: 2,854 Senior Member
    Diplomatic Courier, Clinical Research Associate, Investment Banking (differs for everyone), Technical Marketing, Field Engineer, Post Sale Support, Sale Closure, Sale Consultant, Computer Programming for small/medium-sized businesses, Internal Auditor, Financial Institutional Sales, IT, Pilot, Flight Attendant, and Sales.
  • giants92giants92 Registered User Posts: 1,338 Senior Member
    Investment banking? Sorry, you're not going to be traveling (at least for a long time, i.e. until you're a senior banker ~mid thirties). However, you could just make boatload of money doing banking (be an efficient saver) and take a world trip on your savings. But once those run out you're going to need to find another job.
  • futurenyustudentfuturenyustudent Registered User Posts: 5,366 Senior Member
    Actually if you decide to become a flight attendant or a pilot, have fun flying between Des Moines and Sioux Falls for 15 hours a day and getting paid $20k a year until you get picked up by a mainline carrier.

    You can live anywhere you want and commute but remember Continental 3407. The first officer on that flight commuted to Newark from Seattle and slept in the crew lounge at Newark Airport.
  • nyc_dream1nyc_dream1 Registered User Posts: 368 Member
    Or Journalist for travelguide
  • JimgotkpJimgotkp Registered User Posts: 2,854 Senior Member
    giants92, thats why I said it differs for everyone. I know people who are investment bankers and travel a lot.

    as futurenyustudent said pilots don't really get to fly a lot to be honest. if your new then you will be on stand by for the most part. if i recall correctly, the people who fly goes by seniority. people with the most seniority have a stable job usually since they would fly mainline flights on the larger planes(747, 737, 777,A320, etc). if your a novice pilot then you'd be flying the random segments on small planes such as the embraers, turboprops, etc. for Express Connection airlines.
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