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What would be the best job to choose if you would like to travel the world ?

I am in high school . I would like to see the world . The only problem I might have is the cost . Is there a job that will allow you to travel for free and would still pay me to do my job ? #travel

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Nicole’s Answer

There are actually many jobs out there that do just this. You will need to decide on the career field of interest to you and then you can explore that field for travel positions. For instance, if you were interested in nursing there are travel nursing positions that exist. I have spent the last 7 years traveling as a Director of Professional Learning and working with school districts all across the U.S. although times came up now and then that I could have gone international with my travel as well if I had wanted to do so. My travel schedule consisted of flying and driving every week to different school districts across the U.S. Sometimes I would be in a town or state for 24 hours and sometimes I would be there for a week. One of my last trips I took for work, I was in 5 states in one week. The company paid for my travel expenses and I was paid for doing my job as well.

If traveling is of interest to you, decide what brings you job and you like doing and then look to that area for travel positions.
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Joseph’s Answer

There's a couple of jobs that often get mentioned for "seeing the world", but they're perhaps not what you're looking for:

Working for an airline often comes up, either as a pilot or cabin crew. However, "seeing the world" in that capacity is most of the time limited to seeing various chain hotels in the big cities, and there's rarely time to see much more before your next flight.

The military also comes up frequently, although "the world" from that perspective probably is probably some of the more dangerous and desolate parts, rather the parts you imagine you'd like to see.

Lots of jobs have some amount of travel involved, and could potentially support some "seeing the world":

Sales and Marketing is an obvious area where you might find opportunities for travel, especially with international companies.

In academia and research, there's often travel for conferences and seminars. That means finding a subject you enjoy enough to follow all the way through school, university, and beyond, however.

Perhaps more unconventionally, international teaching can be a good way to see the world. There's lots of opportunities for language teaching abroad, particularly as English is the de-facto international language. I know a couple of people that have followed that path as freelance English-as-a-second-language teachers, and they've had amazing opportunities to see remote places. It can mean toughing it out in developing countries on quite low pay, but if you're up for that sort of adventure, it might be exactly your sort of thing.

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Ranjana’s Answer

Hi Ja'Taya N.,

Great question.

I could connect to your question well as I have the same interest.

Since you are in high school, I would suggest you join AIESEC, one of the largest youth organizations. They provide internships where you can learn and earn at the same time. It is a student exchange platform where you get to travel and work with people from different countries. Check out their page on Instagram where people who are part of this organization have shared their stories, and also check out the below link.
https://aiesec.org/
I hope my answer was helpful.

All the best :)

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Tina’s Answer

There are lots of jobs that involve traveling to other parts of the world. I agree that pilot or flight attendant comes to mind right away. You may find that the majority of people who travel for work, don't really get much time to enjoy the area they travel to because they are in meetings most of the time (you may get to experience different places to eat and drink thought). If you do find a job that involves travel you may need to extend your time and take some vacation days to truly get to experience the location.
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Sam’s Answer

Hello Ja'Taya,

It sounds like a career in International Education may be of interest to you. There are many companies that help students of all ages explore the world through educational tours, exchange programs, study abroad experiences, and much more. Whether you are in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Program Development, or any other department you will likely get many opportunities to travel the world at a company like this.

I would recommend checking out EF Education First. Exploring their careers may inspire some ideas for you!
https://careers.ef.com/

Cheers, Sam
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