Best job....EVER

<p>I know we just had a similar thread a week ago or so but I was wondering...:)</p>

<p>What kind of job will alllow you to travel all over the world, visiting places, staying there as long as you like, exploring, learning new things, basically getting away from the rat race of life</p>

<p>I was thinking something like travel writer, but how many of those are there? What would be the demand for work? Skills would probably be along the lines of journalistic etc... What other jobs are there?</p>

<p>I am interested in the arts, and am hoping to major in Literature and Art History at college...</p>

<p>What does everyone think is the ideal job, something they would not dread waking up to every morning for the rest of their lives...?</p>

<p>Thanks ppl :)</p>

<p>Well, if you end up being a good writer you could travel around and write novels. Museum curators probably go to a lot of different places. Art dealer, yeah. You could hunt for things. I don't know if that job exists but you could probably do it. Add a minor in business and you could do some consulting or marketing for whichever organization empoyes you. Try archaeology (anthropology), geology or any earth sciences. Geographers get to live in cool places too. Many opportunities here.</p>


<p>Personally, I'd love a career in marketing, public relations, stock analyst, any type of professor, economist. I'm split between mathematics (introverted) and social relations (business comes in here).</p>


<p>A tenured “fuzzy major” professor at a old, 2nd tier, medium sized private college in New England. Sports coat with the leather patches on the elbows, funny hat and a pipe. Yeah. That’ll do it.</p>

<p>My parents were antique dealers, who hunted all over the US for deals and went to many auctions. Painting dealers have the same lifestyle. Lecturers get to travel, as does sport's figures. Some movie stars get to shoot roles on location in some sweat spots etc.</p>

<p>Thanx guys these are superb suggestions!</p>

<p>It just seems a waste of life to be stuck in an office or some inconsequential job, like banking, where the only thing you are doing is making money. Granted, it is a very demanding and intellectually demanding job at times but all the travel that it presents is only in the form of meetings elsewhere (unless you opt for secondment)</p>

<p>Anyone else?</p>

<p>Be a writer for a tourism and travel magazine, you get to travel around and test out hotels, restaraunts, bars and enmtertainment all over the world and then write about whether it was good or not</p>

<p>Although nice to dream about, how common are any of these jobs? I don't mean that you shouldn't aspire to be something, but if it is extremely difficult, maybe expectations should be more realistic. Yes, someone has to get that one <em>amazing</em> job but if things don't work out I would sure want something to fall back on. </p>

<p>Think about what you really like to do... not once in a lifetime thingsbut, but during the course of a day what things do you enjoy? For me, I enjoy numbers and statistics, I enjoy research, I enjoy planning....</p>

<p>Maybe finding a job where you have lots of time off would allow you to travel, etc on your free time. I was recently interviewed by an art institute and they questioned why I wasn't interested in going to art school and I told them that I need a more traditional and reliable job.... art can be a hobby but let's face it: the term "starving artists" didn't come into existence because they were earning steady incomes! </p>

<p>There are so many jobs out there with the government that allow you to travel and with a major in Literature and Art History you have a broad enough background to do anything with a little onsite training. Travel agent sounds fun too... </p>

<p>I always dreamed about being a pilot so I could travel the world but then I got back to reality...</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>If you want to be a pilot and travel the world you need some other job to back it up. John Travolta is a good example. He wouldn't be able to do all of that flying and have jets parked in front of his house without the millions of dollars that he gets from his movies.</p>

<p>Not as a commercial pilot.... BUT, then I would be away from home all the time and have horrible hours and such... </p>

<p>I guess I am fairly conservative and like to stay within reasonable boundaries... which is why I'm going for engineering not a movie star, artist, etc...</p>

<p>laxfan, i have the same aspirations as you.. lol. and everybody tells me the same thing.. there's hardly any jobs like that, how are you gonna make $, etc. i dunno..
be a musician that tours like (one of those that play in the backround for individual artists...)? sometimes you get to go to other countries.</p>

<p>Creativity in the writing/arts department helps, especially with travel. Science can be a way too, expeditions are made each year.</p>

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<p>there's books pages too</p>

<p>Sometimes you don't need "exotic" jobs, just a little creativity. I've known of teachers, musicians,actors, and nurses that travel the world by being staff on a cruise ship. I've known teachers in elementary schools who travel whenever there are exchange programs (their way is paid by the students going).</p>

<p>Thanks kjofkw, but the travelling is only a temporary part of the lves of these people, the elementary school teachers and the nurses etc, whereas I want to make discovery of the world a way of life almost</p>

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