If you love to travel, why not find a job that pays you to do it?
Here are four jobs that practically pay you to sight-see:
- Travel agent. Yep, travel agents still exist, and their biggest job perk is free travel. As a travel agent, you can take familiarization trips where airlines, hotels and tour operators provide free transportation, accommodations and activities to educate TAs on travel trends.
(I have a friend that's a travel agent and she gets invited on preview cruises and free trips to new resorts before they even open to the public! Companies want to show the travel agents how amazing the experience is so they'll recommend these places to their clients!)
- Flight attendant. The hours are long, but the schedules are usually flexible and the layovers can be amazing. The airline pays for the airfare and accommodations, too.
(My Dad was a pilot for many years and the travel perks when you work for an airline are AMAZING! Imagine hopping on a plane to London on your weekend off.... for FREE!!! Plus, many hotels and destinations offer an airline discount for people that work in the industry.)
- Geologist. You usually work outside, sometimes in remote locations that require a lot of travel. Plus, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median income for geology jobs is close to $90,000 ($89,780).
(Sign me up!!!!!)
- Teaching English. If you speak English as your first language, you can find a job teaching it abroad. The training isn’t long, and the work days average between four and six hours, which leaves you lots of time to explore your surroundings.
(A very good friend of mine has a brother that has been teaching English for many years in China. He absolutely loves the country, the people and the incredible experiences! Doubt he'll ever come back to the US!)
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