See The World
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So you want to travel the world huh? But you're not too keen on not having a job and rolling the dice on being able to afford those important things like shelter and food. Or maybe you just want to have enough to do the fun stuff you imagine you will while traveling.
Well, here are 6 jobs that you can pursue to see the world and have a roof over your head.
1. A Foreign Service Officer
This was basically my dream job growing up. I'm not going to lie, this is a bit of a difficult job to get. There are several rounds of tests and screenings, the first of which has an 80% fail rate..and many of those 80% are not taking it for the first time. So yeah, this isn't a shoe in, but it is a job that you will see a ton of the world. Assignments are usually 2 years at a post. Many FSOs work at embassies doing many different jobs. Foreign language skills help, particularly languages like Farsi, Arabic, and French. I actually took the FSO test a few years ago so if you want any, albeit limited insight, let me know in the comments. One pool that they use to recruit FSOs is from the...
2. Peace Corps
This is also a dream job of mine and I'm still working on convincing Pat that we should do this when we retire. One really cool thing that recently changed is that you can pick your location now. Previously you couldn't. Depending on what location you pick, it might delay when you can start...I'm sure everyone wants to go to Fiji. If you're still paying off student loans this is a great way to get a big chunck of that forgiven. They pay isn't a lot, but you will get so much out of it.
If being a public servant isn't really your thing then perhaps being a...
3. Scuba Instructor is.
Being a certified scuba instructor means you can work all over the world. People travel everyone to scuba. Not only is this in demand in many parts of the world, but I doubt it ever gets dull!
4 and 5. Pilot/Flight Attendant
These are both obvious careers for the travel minded. Not only could these jobs take you to far off destinations while you're on the clock, but many of them offer benefits that offer free flights for you and your friends/family. The hours can be a little crazy for sure though. Not only are there commercial pilots, but being a pilot will open a lot of doors for other types of travel. Helicopter tours of Hawaii anyone?!
I'm sure you all have heard of teaching English abroad, but there's also a huge demand in many parts of the world for general educators. Teachers are often on the lists of professions in most demand. This means it will be easier for you to get a visa for other countries to live and work.
There are lots of ways to make money and see the world. You don't have to live in poverty just to achieve your dream of seeing the world. You may have noticed that I didn't mention anything about blogging/working remotely/online jobs etc.
While this does work for some, in reality the income is usually small and inconsistent. If it is what you want to do, there are a lot of resources for learning how, but make sure you do LOTS of research before you embark on a year long adventure hopping to earn enough from your Google Ads to pay the way.
Either way, there are plenty of ways to travel without breaking the bank. It's all about finding what works best for you!
Hi there! I'm Skeeter. I grew up moving a lot and that makes me a bit restless for travel and exploration. I started this blog with my husband Pat when we decided to backpack New Zealand for a year. We are always looking for the next adventure and are loving life. We're just your average couple with two sassy dogs and a love for travel. We're sharing our travels and the tips we pick up along the way.
Hello! I'm Liz. Blogging is very new to me, but I'm so excited to finally write as much as I talk!
"Don't forget to travel happy"-Skeeter & Liz