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Is there a career that travels and sees the world?

I love to travel and I want to find a career that involves it.#travel #traveling #business-travel

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Elizabeth’s Answer

There are many industries that have jobs that can travel, however, if that is your main priority then I would recommend staying within the travel/hospitality industry. You can look into cruise ship work or tour companies. I have worked for different tour companies in the US and Africa and that allowed me to travel to many different places.
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Sheila’s Answer

Hello Amber:

I like Josh' answer because I too have served as a Consultant early in my career and it has offered me the opportunity to travel.

Good luck to you!

~ Sheila
Thank you comment icon Hi Sheila, Can you please provide some more details around the type of consultancy you did as well as how much it allowed you to travel? Gurpreet Lally, Admin
Thank you comment icon Hello Gurpreet: The type of consultancy I did was in project management. Travel could be domestic and/or abroad. Because I was a young mother early in my career I elected to travel domestically to be with my family on a regular basis. Consultancy offers the opportunity to travel domestically and abroad. Sheila Jordan
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Herman’s Answer

Hi Amber,

There are many careers thats travel a lot. I suggest first finding out what industry you want to work in; e.g., technology, food, biotechnology, banking, etc.

Most industries have sales professionals who travel a lot to do sales. Additionally, consultants often have to travel a lot as well. I'd imagine the public relations, corporate development teams travel a lot as well.

As I am in the pharmaceutical.biotechnology industry, one such position for travel is called a clinical research associate. They visit hospitals to make sure the hospitals are conducting clinical trials appropriately.

Hope this helps!

Best regards,
Herman
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Dennis’s Answer

As a travel photographer and occasional writer on travel I've been able to visit 130 countries with over 50 trips to China alone. While getting assignments from magazines and travel companies is much more difficult than it was in the past -- although it was never easy then either -- it is possible to work and travel regularly if you have the skills and determination to make it happen.

One way I made it happen for me was to organize and lead special interest tours for photographers, although your groups could have other special interests in common as well. This worked especially well for me as money could be made selling the tours and later licensing photos taken on the tours to publications.

Note, however, that there was virtually no competition when I started my photo tours business four decades ago and the field is quite crowded today. But the lesson is to think outside the box and come up with your own business idea based on a skill you have that would provide a profitable means for you to travel.

Dennis recommends the following next steps:

Get a broad education in history, geography, world affairs, business, and a special skill that you excel in that will attract others to you as a tour or location workshop leader.
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Josh’s Answer

For frequent domestic travel, consulting is a great career for traveling to and seeing new places. You also can very quickly get miles, points, and status for airlines and hotel chains so that when you travel for vacation you can basically fly and stay places for free!

For long-term or international travel, the best industries I can think of would be airlines and cruise ships.
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Richie’s Answer

To add to everyone's great answers, another career that allows you to travel are careers at airlines. The majority of airlines allow for heavily discounted travel all around the world!
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Gloria’s Answer

I think that the most obvious jobs for travel are tour guides and translators. Those are the ones that jump to the top of the list. I am in Learning and Development and there are a lot of jobs within this field where travel is a part of the job. I am an Instructional Designer so I do not travel as much as my fellow instructors. In my role, I would travel around the world to do audience and job analysis as a precursor to creating training.

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. If you speak a second language, any language, you increase your chances of being tagged for travel over those who only speak English.
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