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What kind of jobs will allow me to travel?

I want to be able to see the world, but with a degree behind my back. What is a good career (well paying job) that will pay me to travel? #travel #traveling #business-travel

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Shayne’s Answer

I just started a position within consulting in October of 2017 and would recommend this profession if you enjoy traveling frequently and solving complex business problems.

The typical week for a consultant consists of flying to the client site on Monday morning and returning to your home office on Thursday evening. There are also projects which carry a shorter duration, in which the consultant only spends several days on the client site. Projects can last anywhere between a day and several years. Working as a consultant allows you to expand your experiences and work with clients across different industries.

Another suitable option could be working in a certain industry for a global firm and requesting a placement abroad. This will grow your global acumen and allow you to return to the United States with a fresh perspective and a deeper knowledge of the company you work for. Once you have established yourself as a strong employee, do not hesitate to expand your experiences by pushing for a rotation abroad. This will prove to be super useful as you continue your career!

Best of luck!

Your answer is great Shayne, thanks so much for sharing your expertise! At this moment there are more than 800 unanswered questions so I wanted to encourage you to keep going! So many students will benefit tremendously from hearing from you. Keep up the great work! Jordan Rivera COACH

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Gloria’s Answer

I am in Learning and Development and there are a lot of jobs where travel is a part of the job. I am an Instructional Designer so I do not travel as much as my fellow instructors. I also like working for companies that are large and with international impacts, because the world becomes your travel landscape. When I worked with an online travel company, I went to 10 new countries that I had not visited before including Australia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Egypt, Germany, England, and the Netherlands.

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Marilyn’s Answer

You could go to work in the travel business as a guide, agent or worker in the aircraft field. Or you could pursue a degree in an area that would allow you to teach, write or translate if you are bilingual or know several languages. Or you could apply for work in another country and travel on your off-time. So much depends upon your area of interest, your major and your capabilities. Speak to those in the fields you are interested in and ask them what possibilities they could suggest that you pursue.
Best of luck,
Marilyn Balke-Lowry

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Sheila’s Answer

Hello Tomi:

There are many traditional jobs out there that involves traveling such as: traveling nurse, pilot, flight attendant, truck driver, etc. etc. I like Shayne's answer because his role as a consultant is not necessarily in the travel industry but he does travel.

Here's an article to help peek your interest:

Best of luck to you!

~ Sheila

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Research: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money/10-best-travel-jobs/