Some may believe that you can only travel when you’re on your day off or using vacation time from work. But what if you could travel and work at the same time? Here are three types of work that require you to travel, no matter where you live.
#1: Work on an airplane to travel the world
If you love the feeling you get when an airplane takes off to take you to your next destination, then consider a job where you get to work on an airplane.
What better way to spend most of your time flying all over the country and even the world, while also making money? This is a good position if you’re a people person and you’ve had experience in the customer service industry. Becoming a flight attendant usually requires only training and customer service experience, but you should also be able to lift heavy items above your head and be able to stand for long periods. Flight attendants typically make between $37,000 and $62,000 per year.
If your love of flying goes even further, and you’re curious about how to actually do it, then becoming a pilot may be right for you. You can become the type of pilot that carries other travelers around the world, or even the type that carries cargo. Pilots typically need to hold a Bachelor’s degree and have extensive training in either flight school or the military; Pilots make between $60,000 and $90,000 a year.
#2: Work on a cruise ship to travel the seas
If you long to be in the open waters and in close proximity to beautiful beaches, consider looking for a job on a cruise ship. The best part is that there are so many diverse jobs, from customer service to entertainment.
The broadest, and perhaps most popular category, would be that of hospitality because it encompasses both food and lodging services. Cruise ships have a need for room attendants, housekeeping, and hotel directors. If you have wonderful cooking skills, then consider becoming a chef on a cruise ship. Or maybe you’re better at mixing drinks and can be a bartender. If neither of those suits you, you can always become a waiter/waitress.
These types of positions allow you to have more fun while working. Cruise ships are known to have various activities on board, such as rock climbing, exercising, and games, and there’s a need for someone to help facilitate all of these activities. You can even choose to work with a certain group, such as the elderly or children.
#3: Work as a driver to travel around your city/country
Traveling doesn’t always mean that you have to leave the country. Depending on which country you live in, there could be many places that you have yet to discover.
Become an Uber/Lyft driver
If you live in a big city, there are probably places around town that you’ve never been to. If you become a driver for a rideshare service, you’ll be able to explore parts of the city that you’ve never seen before. This can open you up to new restaurants, shopping centers, and other forms of entertainment. The minimum requirements to become an Uber driver are to meet the age requirements and driving requirements of your country. It is also important to be a safe driver, as many passengers get injured in rideshare accidents.
Become a charter bus driver
If you want to see more than just your city and enjoy a long drive, consider becoming a charter bus driver. Charter buses are larger, more comfortable buses that take passengers to either near or far destinations. To become a charter bus driver, you need to be at least 21 (depending on where you live), have good vision, pass a background check and a drug and alcohol test.
These jobs are focused heavily on transportation, but there are other ways you can work and travel at the same time. For example, you can work remotely and travel anywhere that has a reliable internet connection to allow you to work from… wherever!